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UNA BULAQUEÑA
ni Juan Luna
1895


CONTENTS

THE SITE

PHILIPPINE CULTURE

INTRO TO TAGALOG

TAGALOG LESSONS

TAGALOG TOOLS

TEACHERS PAGE

DISCUSSION FORUM

COMMENTS

SEASITE LINKS

SPECIAL FEATURES

TAGALOG
Word Games
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Pre-Spanish
Filipinos' Writing
System

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Bahay Kubo and
the Filipino Concept
of Space
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Filipino Games
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TAGALOG

for Travelers
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AESOP's Fables
in Tagalog

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Philippine Folk Literature
in English Translation
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Philippine Literature
in English
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Ibong Adarna
Tagalog Komiks
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FEATURED
LINKS

Catalogue of
Filipino Names

Barong Tagalog
History

Filipino Humor

Lyrics of Filipino Songs


LINKS

These links were verified
at the time of posting,
but may have changed
locations or may no longer
be in service.


Online News

Philippine
Daily Inquirer

Manila Times

Manila Bulletin

Businessworld

Philippine Star

ABS-CBN Radio

Philippine News

Adobo.com

Entertainment /
Culture/Shopping

Bayani.com

Filipinasmag.com

Koleksyon.com

PinoynaPinoy.com

Tsinoy.com

Turoturo.com

Government &
Academic Links

University

of the Philippines

Department
of Tourism

Department
of Foreign Affairs

Department of Trade
and Investments


huling inayos:

 


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Part of the SEAsite Project at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies


TAGALOG is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines, mostly by people from the Tagalog regions in the main island of Luzon.  It is the lingua franca in Metro Manila, the national capital region of the country.   It also serves as a base for Filipino, one of  the two official languages of the Philippines (along with English).  Read this interesting essay on the metamorphosis of Filipino as national language.

The TAGALOG language has very strong affinity with Malay languages (Bahasa Indonesia/Malay).  However, due to more than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule over  the Philippines, the language has incorporated a significant number of Spanish words and expressions.  The language also includes words and phrases that are rooted in English and Chinese.

According to the 1990 and 2000 United States Census, TAGALOG is the second most commonly-spoken Asian language (after Chinese) in the United States, and the sixth non-English language spoken in America.  TAGALOG is the lingua franca of Filipinos anywhere in the world.  Most Southeast Asian scholars use TAGALOG as the tool for research in the Philippines.  It is also  the language of major works in literature and that of Philippine films and songs.

Our TAGALOG homepage is designed with both the beginning and intermediate students of Tagalog in mind. To make your study of the language both challenging and enjoyable, we have incorporated a number of  learning activities to enhance your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tagalog.

Want to practice your Tagalog conversational skills?  Why not try our TAGALOG CHAT ROOM? Just click on the TAGALOG TOOLS link  on the left-side banner of your screen, and you will be linked to the appropriate  page.  Invite your Tagalog-speaking friends to join us there,  too.   You can also activate the Tagalog- English Online Dictionary and Tagalog Tutor by clicking on TAGALOG TOOLS.   If you don't find the Tagalog word/s you are looking for, please send us an e-mail so we could add them to our online dictionary base.

Our English-Tagalog Online Dictionary is now available.  It will give you a list of corresponding Tagalog words for  the English term that you are looking for,  and you can choose which one is appropriate in terms of usage.  If you have problems looking for English words that do not have their corresponding Tagalog words in our database, please let us know by using our Tagalog Tutor  e-mail link.

 




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MAG-ANAK
ni Tam Austria

TAGALOG DISCUSSION FORUM

Post your questions, ideas, and comments
on specific Tagalog language issues and/or

about Philippine culture in general,
and get answers from us and other site visitors.


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For translation help
use our tutor
e-mail and get
answers to your questions

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Practice your Tagalog
language skills in
our chatroom,
open 24-hours.

pasok dito

 



You can now download our
Tagalog Online Dictionary. 


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Send us your comments,
questions, suggestions.


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MANGINGISDA
ni Carlos V. Francisco

 

 

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magsimula
batiin
ngiti

pagkakaidlip
gumising
palalampasin

kumilos
gamitin
nais
mangarap

abutin
makamit
magsikap
simulan



Look them up
in our
Tagalog Online
Dictionary

 

 

Magsimula ka,
batiin ang kay
gandang umaga
Nang may ngiti

sa iyong mga mata

Sa pagkakaidlip,
gumising na!
Ang buhay ay masaya,
palalampasin mo ba?


Iisa lang ang buhay mo,
kumilos ka, gamitin mo
Kung may nais

ang puso mo,
mangarap ka, abutin mo
Upang ito'y makamit mo,
magsikap ka, simulan mo!



mula sa orihinal na
awiting Tagalog


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