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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    Learning Tagalog.

    Pick up a book. Learning Tagalog can be a humorous adventure.

    Grammatical and printing errors abound, and some light comedy to be had. GOOD TIMES.

    Just sayin'.
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    some new kind of kick Suttree's Avatar
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    kan i tagalong?

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    I wish my parents spoke it to us as kids...they spoke to us in English. Never quite got the Tagalog or Kampampangan. I start in Tagalog or Kampampangan, hit a word in Spanish and its over.

    I do want to learn it, though.
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    Don't go up to a stranger type lady and say "Gusto ko malaki suso". Something strange may happen to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Don't go up to a stranger type lady and say "Gusto ko malaki suso". Something strange may happen to you.

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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Don't go up to a stranger type lady and say "Gusto ko malaki suso". Something strange may happen to you.

    Steven
    Just nasty.


    The only phrase I've got down pact is "Mayroon ba si pan de sal," which I think I've messed. That and "Nasaan po ang si banyo" and "maraming salamat" and "walang anuman"

    Then again, if I use exactly one Tagalog word, one Spanish noun and some English, I can probably survive a 90 minute conversation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avmanansala View Post
    I wish my parents spoke it to us as kids...they spoke to us in English. Never quite got the Tagalog or Kampampangan. I start in Tagalog or Kampampangan, hit a word in Spanish and its over.

    I do want to learn it, though.
    You should learn, never to late to pick it up, kababayan. That's a shame that your 'rents only spoke to you in English. I always thought that the first generation parents who chose to do that were attempting to protect the second gen from discrimination (accent, etc.). Assimilation is an undesirable outcome. I'm attempting to teach my kids, they understand, but respond in English.

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    An example that's a bit more depressing:

    We have a moderately sized Filipino group at my school, and only few of them speak Tagalog (or other Filipino dialects). I think the last two presidents of the group I remember either didn't know the language at all or knew very little.

    The cool kids speak Taglish nowadays. My former girlfriend was ~100% fluent in Tagalog (born/raised in Manila), hence the reason why I even picked it up in the first place.
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    i was born here. my parents actually only taught me tagalog figuring that id learn english on my own once i start school. worked out pretty well. cant really write or read tagalog since i dont have any formal education with it but i can hold my own in a conversation.

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