Bicolano Beginner’s Level (6 Weeks) by Reymille Nicoleta
Bikol macrolanguages, an Austronesian languages closely grouped under the Central Philippine languages family such as the Visayan languages and Tagalog. The four major groups of language in Bikol are Coastal Bikol (with four sub-languages), Inland Bikol (with six sub-languages), Pandan Bikol (lone language) and Bisakol (with three sub-languages). The majority of Bicolanos understand and speak Central Bikol language (a member of Coastal Bikol group of languages) since it is the language used in literature and mass media, but with varying degrees. A known misconception of many Bicolanos is that Central Bikol, used in the cities of Legazpi and Naga, is the standard Bikol. Central Bikol, though spoken by the majority and with speakers represented in all provinces in the region, is not a standard Bikol since other forms of Bikol used in the region are separate languages and usually unintelligible. However, the standard form of Central Bikol language is the Canaman dialect.
This course covers:
Kumusta ka? Marhay na aldaw.
How to say hi and introduce yourself.
Anong petsa na ngonyan?
Numbers, hours, months and days of the week.
Gwapohun ka baya! Ummm Mabooton ka maray.
Commonly used adjectives to describe you, your friends, your crush, and this bar!
Ano ang ginigibo mo?
Commonly used verbs and adverbs to describe your daily activities.
Ma order akong sarong Bicol Express, Kabangang Laing, tapos Duwang Pancit Bato!
Ordering food, asking for directions, getting around using pinoy public transportation.
Madya na. Makarawat na kita!
Practice makes perfect!
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26