Conversational Filipino for Beginners

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Class Overview

Welcome to Suyomano’s Conversational Filipino for Beginners. 

We are so glad to be of service to you as you embark on this wonderful journey of learning how to speak the Filipino language. In this fun and interactive series of modules, we will walk you through the basics of Pinoy grammar plus introduce you to some of the most common expressions that you can use in your everyday life.  

What’s in each module?

  1. Introduction
  1. Ang Alpabetong Pilipino
  1. Kumusta and other niceties
  1. Isa, dalawa, tatlo! Ang tatay mong kalbo!
  1. Linggo na ba? Shopping tayo!
  1. Maganda ako! Mabait ka! Guwapo siya!
  1. Uyyyy, ungkatan ng past, present, future tenses!
  1. Ikaw, ka, mo….All of these mean “You!”
  1. Take out or dine in?
  1. Useful expressions 

Module 1: Conversational Filipino Introduction

Introduction. Welcome to the Philippines! Ready to learn Filipino? Or wait, is it Tagalog? What’s the difference?

Lessons

Module 1: Introduction to Conversational Filipino

Module 2: Ang Alpabetong Pilipino

How to pronounce ng and maaalala. Is J pronounced Jose or Jones? How about pangalan and bunga?

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Module 2: Ang Alpabetong Pilipino

Module 3: Kumusta and other niceties

Kumusta and other niceties. How to introduce yourself, your parents, your siblings, and your pets to relatives and strangers. The Formal and the Informal: Nag-almusal ka na? vs Nag-almusal na po kayo?

Lessons

Module 3: Kumusta and other niceties

Module 4: Isa, dalawa, tatlo! Ang tatay mong kalbo!

How to count – Is it uno o isa? How to tell the time and the date. Bonus: A Karaoke sesh of the months of the year! 

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Module 4: Isa, dalawa, tatlo! Ang tatay mong kalbo!

Module 5: Linggo na ba? Shopping tayo!

Ilan, Magkano, Gaano, Ikailan and things to know when shopping in Filipino.

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Module 5: Linggo na ba? Shopping tayo!

Module 6: Maganda ako! Mabait ka! Guwapo siya!

The most common adjectives we use to describe people, places, food, and common objects.

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Module 6: Maganda ako! Mabait ka! Guwapo siya!

Module 7: Uyyyy, ungkatan ng past, present, future tenses!

The most commonly used verbs and how to conjugate them.

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Module 7: Uyyyy, ungkatan ng past, present, future tenses!

Module 8: Ikaw, ka, mo… All of these mean “You!”

But which pronoun to use and when? How to differentiate between Ako, Ko, Akin, Kita. Should I use mo or ka?

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Module 8: Ikaw, ka, mo….All of these mean “You!”

Module 9: Take out or dine in?

How to order food and ask directions.

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Module 9: Take out or dine in?

Module 10: Useful Expressions

Mahal kita, ang cute mo, and a whole lot of useful expressions!

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Module 10: Useful Expressions