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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Onmilo, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Onmilo

    Onmilo

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    To the Filipino folks I ask for help in gaining a basic knowledge of the tagalog language.
    What or how does one say hello or greetings in tagalog?
    How does one ask 'what is your given or first name in tagalog?, I prefer to use the first name when addressing someone as opposed to using their screen name.
    How does one say 'I wish you well' or 'catch you next time' in tagalog?
    Is their an actual phrase book or english to tagalog book available anywhere because I am having no luck in finding one.
    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    I'll just get down to give you the translations of the words/phrases you mentioned.

    Hello - Kamusta ( which actually means, how are you?, but that's the greeting :))

    I wish you well - "Sana ay nasa mabuti kang kalagayan"

    Catch you next time - "Hanggang sa muli"
    - "Kita kita na lang sa susunod"
    - "Kita kits" (slang)

    What's your name - "Anong pangalan mo ?" Usually referring to the first name as in asking for the last name, you say "Anong apelyido mo?"



    There are lots of phrase books and dictionaries in local bookstores but the other members can probably give you the links to any phrase books or dictionaries on the net. Hope that helped. :)
     

  3. Booker3557

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    + 1 on what Doc said.
     
  4. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

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    It is not "Kamusta" but Kumusta, which is the same greetings most spanish-speaking individuals use in saying Hi! to each other.
     
  6. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    Actually... :)
    Despite arbitrary efforts of dictionary compilers to pin it down,
    the salutary is intechangeably spelled 'Kamusta?' or 'Kumusta?',
    This is because it is often pronounced with an extremely clipped, and therefore indistinct, first vowel:

    k'mustah
    The derivation is from the Romance/Spanish '?Como estas?' - (How are you?)

    Spelling has always been the bugbear of codifying Tagalog and other
    Philippine languages --our earliest syllabaries (quasi-alphabets) used
    different rules and sounds: eliminating the last syllable in
    writing; 'D' and 'R' being interchangeable in both script and speech; etc....

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    It is sometimes more polite to address someone in the third person plural,
    a Latin and Malay conceit. The deferential "po" is more often included.
    Examples, with word-for-word transposition:

    -"Ano po ang pangalan nila?"
    -(What sir/ma'am is name theirs?)

    -"Saan po sila nakatira"
    -(Where sir/ma'am they are-residing?)

    as opposed to the more direct:

    -"Ano ang pangalan mo?"
    -(What is name yours?)

    -"Saan ka nakatira?"
    -(Where you are-residing?)

    ...
    Mabuhay,
    :)
    hth
     
  7. revo

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    Must...stop..the..urge..to teach bad words..

    Must ...stop...

    Must...stopppp....

    lol
     
  8. lazyjohn

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  9. trozau

    trozau troy ounce gold

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    You'll get yourself banned for postings like this. ;T
     
  10. Eddie C.

    Eddie C. Administrator Moderator CLM

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    lazyjohn, please go over the sticky Eric posted at the top of this forum. If you last here, it'll come in handy.

    Thank you,
    Eddie C.
     
  11. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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    HELLO - Kamusta (kumusta)- Tagalog adaptation of Como esta

    Much of spanish terms has tagalog adaptations. Pronounciations and spelling are a little bit different. "Tagalized" as we say it here. So if you know a little spanish, that will surely help.
     
  12. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    Specially in speaking to elders or persons in authority, the alternative "ho" can also be used.

    Even though you could, I would advise against using the "po/ho" if you are trying to get to know a beautiful young woman, as doing so would tend to give the impression that you think she's older than you.:)
    You could instead just lower your tone and say "Kamusta,ako si ..(your name), anong pangalan mo? :)
     
  13. vega

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    I remember this was taught in Tagalog subject neons ago, "PO" is use on a elderly person and "HO" is use on a horse.;)

    vega
     
  14. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    Hahaha! ;f were you really taught that? ;f
     
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    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Same here. We were encouraged to use "PO" rather than "HO" for some vague reason. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with either.
     
  16. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    I don't remember being taught that in my school :) truth be told, here in Batangas, "ho" is used more often than "po". Maybe its because we have a lot of horses here ;f ;f ;f
     
  17. vega

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    Yes we were, I can't remember the book. It was not "Diwang Kayumangi".

    vega
     
  18. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    Okay, you really learn something new everyday. Must have slept through that one :) Thanks
     
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    Where I'm from, a "HO" is a person who gets paid for giving horizontal refreshment or whatever position you like.
     
  20. Mang Danny

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    Diwang Kayumangi??? Huh, must be a new book! I remember Katon y Kartilla. ;f