Tuesday, December 15, 2015

How to learn Tagalog Language?

Tagalog is a regional language around central Luzon that has been the foundation of Filipino, the standardized language we use today. Unlike Cebuano or Bicolano, Tagalog is popularly known at province although its citizens have primary dialect. For instance, a Cebuano speaker can understand Tagalog but can speak the Visayan language. However, people living in Luzon don’t readily understand Cebuano. On the other hand, Tagalog is not superior to Cebuano, Bicolano, Hiligaynon, and other languages. All languages of the Philippines are uniquely relevant because they signify the rich linguistic variety of the Philippine.

To help people learn Tagalog better, here are some tips that will surely ease the learning process. The list below shall be a guide for more effective learning.

1.       Write the word. By writing down the unfamiliar terms to a notebook, you will have a better understanding and will better disambiguate whether it is a noun, pronoun, verb, or some other part of speech.
2.       Use the new word. Either through speaking or writing, you must use the new word to become more familiar with its proper use.
3.       Construct simple sentences. Starting a simple sentence can boost your moral by using what you already have. So, be mindful of the agreements the word may have with other words in the sentence.
4.       Practice conversation with natives. Again, it is a confidence booster when you talk to natives who will guide you. You must be open to being correct, so you can learn better without being emotional.
5.       Listen to language use. Keen observation is an important factor to learning Tagalog. Try asking for its synonym and antonyms to understand its meaning and usage better.

Surely, learning any language takes time and effort. New students must be courageous enough to face disappointments with a good attitude. The list given above can be a helpful guide.

Friday, August 16, 2013

CT Lesson 49 - what is revengeful in Tagalog

Revenge is like a cancer. Once it permeates a good cell, it will eventually kill other cells and the body itself.

Higanti is the root word of mapaghiganti, ma-pag-hi-gan-ti

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CT Lesson 48 - What is Envious and how to say it in Tagalog

Envious is someone who belittles himself because of lack. But is material comparison worth the talk? Let's see.

A baby is concieved and born without cellphone, laptop, car, house and lot. That infant will become a child and go schooling. He will set his desire for new toys, bags, pencils. After some years he will enter High School that puts pressure for more. Having the latest gadgets will mean increased popularity and a bragging rights. Then he finishes college and found decent occupation that demands him most. The standard has to be met so success be uttered - 2 story bungalow with backyard pool, a garden, first hand car, a private school for children, college investment plan, healthcare plan, and retiremet plan. Eventually he dies at a ripe age but having accomplished nothing. The standard is so high, he is more than willing to meet them, but his pocket only served him a month.

He lived a life driven by envy. As a baby he came to earth by himself, as an old man he is burried alone.

So Envious in Tagalog is naiingit. NA-I-ING-GIT.

to use it in a full sentence and say I'm Envious, it is NAIINGIT AKO.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CT Lesson 47 - How to say I'm Jealous in Tagalog

Jealous. What comes first in your mind when you encounter this word? Others say, especially couples, that jealousy is a sign of love. He loves his partner so much, it would end up in another fight if she mingles to anyone. Sarcastically, jealousy will soon come to this point - L.Q. or Lover's Quarrel.

But I see being jealous more that what they claim it to be. For me it is actually mistrust rooted from insecurity.

If I would enter in a relationship, I'll make sure my heart is complete. I don't buy the qoute "fix me I'm broken". And if I'm incomplete and be in mutual status with someone, surely it is rightful for me not to trust and be insecure. Isn't it unfair to her? She not the problem, I am.

So jealousy and all issues of life can be avoided once both parties are emotionally whole. But can I become whole all by myself? If "fix me I'm  broken", didn't I came to a point when I gave up trying to fix myself? Yes, the idea is great but I want fact more than fiction. Show me how!

And that place of total brokenness no man can fix is where God sets in. If fixing a broken heart be available in Med Schools, then Doctors could prescribe cure over the counter. But that's not the case. So if men didn't made us, why seek healing through them? Can Samsung fix Toshiba? Can HP fix Lenovo? No. God made you so run after him for your heart. And it will be restored as good as brand new.

So let's go back to our topic.

To say I am jealous, it is "nagseselos ako" nag-se-se-los a-ko.

Jealous in Tagalog is Selos, and I is ako. To combine it in a sentene it will repeat a syllable and add a word.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CT Lesson 46 - What is disrespectful in Tagalog

Every country has its own custom of morality. For example, in the Philippines, we grab a hand of someone older and put it in our forehead with a bowing motion. That's called "mano". it shows that you're respecting the person you mano with. it is a usual scene on family reunion, when all range of age will meet.

However, these simple acts are not practiced by this generation. I mean for every 20 years, new set of customed people are born. Imagine a family gathering. The 40 years olds are showing respect to 60 years olds by "mano po". but the 20 years old, high-spirited and self-centered, wouldn't even care to build relationship to the distant 60  years old. That's how rebellious modern man is.

it is disrespectful or walang galang

the word walang comes from the root word WALA, meaning to have nothing or of no content.

the word galang in english means respect. And MAGALANG is the english word for respectful.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

CT Lesson 45 - How to say I'm Fine Thank You in Tagalog

Hey how are you today?
(waits for reply*)
Our lesson for today is how to say I'm fine Thank you. These words are used when someone asks how are you just as what I did awhile ago. I suppose someone is really concern about you when he/she asks your feelings right? And our common response would be "I'm fine Thank you".

But have you encountered a time when you're not really okay, or something disturbing happened and you're not on the mood to talk, so you say I'm fine? But why do we lie when, on the first place, if we open our problem it is most likely to lighten?

CT Lesson 44 - How to say My Condolences in Tagalog

Lately we commemorate the people who died in 9/11 or the Twin tower tragedy that happened on 2001. It is that day when a passenger plane was hijacked and hit the first building of twin tower. Then few minutes later, another plane hit the second tower. Fire and smoke billow the area