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TAGALOG
(Welcome to our Tagalog Language Home Page)

 

 

 

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Intro to Tagalog Language

Learning Tagalog
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For Students
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Tagalog Grammar
Basic Tagalog
Intermediate Tagalog

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last modified: 09/04/03 11:19:17 AM

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 capital of the country.   It also serves as one of the bases of Filipino, one of the two national languages of the Philippines (along with English.)

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

Our TAGALOG homepage is designed for both the basic 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. 

 

 

TAGALOG WORDS
and EXPRESSIONS

Greetings
Kumusta ka?
Spanish (Como esta?) for "How are you?"

Numbers
uno, dos, tres...

Spanish counting numbers
isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat... Malay counting numbers

(satu, dua, tiga, empat...)


Reference
ate, ditse - older sister (Chinese)
kuya - older brother (Chinese)
anak - child (Malay)


Adjectives/Nouns
mahal
- expensive (Malay)
mura
  - cheap (Malay)
puti  
- white (Malay)
itim
   - black (Malay)
babae - woman (Malay)
lalake
- man (Malay)

bansa - nation (Malay)
kutsara - spoon (Spanish)
kutsilyo - knife (Spanish)
komedor - dining area (Spanish)
bintana
- window (Spanish)
basketbol - basketball (English)
tsaperon - chaperon (English)
tsok - chalk (English)
tsip - chief (English)

 

 

 

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