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Tagalog Lite Lesson 70 – Misc. Tips for the Colloquial Language
wow; cool; bummer
hey (use only when disapproving)
all right then
sabi mo pa
tell me about it; exactly
that is it; that is where it is
ok; go ahead
*These words will be used in this lesson only.
This is a collection of things you will hear in the wild that are not covered in other parts of this book.
These are extremely common. Here are a few examples.
= sa iyo
It is usually not too difficult to recognize these in the wild. They will not be in the sample sentences.
There are many interjections, or short exclamations, in Tagalog. Some of the most common ones are listed in the vocabulary. You will have an opportunity to practice them in the sample sentences. They will be in this lesson only.
Pa- is a somewhat low frequency affix, but when it pops up it often seems understandable, and may make you wonder if you guessed the correct meaning. With adverbs, you can normally drop it without changing the meaning:
= tungkol = about
= paano = to what extent
With adjectives, it adds the nuance of “becoming root”, and causes a stress shift to the last syllable:
= getting hot (compare to mainit = hot)
= going under (compare to ilalim = under)
It is good to be able to recognize these, but they will not be in the sample sentences.
Yikes! I thought she lived here.
Naku! Akala ko nakatira siya dito.
Of course! We (excl.) will go to school, play basketball, etc.
Siyempre! Pupunta kami sa eskwelahan, maglalaro ng basketbol, at iba pa.
Bummer. You mean, you are not my friend, right?
Grabe. Ang ibig mong sabihin, hindi kita kaibigan, di ba?
Ouch! The food is very hot. No wonder.
Aray! Sobrang init ang pagkain. Kaya pala.
Hey! You are disgusting! How many mangoes did you eat?
Hoy! Kadiri ka! Ilang mangga ang kinain mo?
Cool! Most of our classmates are in the park now.
Grabe! Nasa liwasan ang karamihan sa mga kaklase natin ngayon.
All right then, we (excl.) will teach them a good way to play.
Oh siya, tuturuan namin sila ng magandang paraan para maglaro.
Tell me about it! The scenery here is very beautiful in summer.
Sabi mo pa! Sobrang ganda ng tanawin dito sa tag-init.
That is it. The customer is in the husband and wife's store.
Yun yon. Nasa tindahan ng mag-asawa ang mamimili.
Ok. We (incl.) will bicycle every day in rainy season too.
Sige. Magbibisikleta rin tayo araw-araw sa tag-ulan.
Drills - Lesson 70
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