The Cebuano language is used by almost thirty percent (30%) of the Philippine population, who are mostly situated in Visayas and Mindanao. Learning the basic ways of communicating in Sugbuanon is beneficial to someone who is planning on traveling or even staying in Cebu and other provinces that use it as a vernacular. In this 6-week course, participants will be exposed to commonly used expressions, conversational sentence patterns, and basic Cebuano words among others.
CEBUANO INTERMEDIATE CLASS
This 8-session course will be focusing on some basic grammatical structure and some necessary sentence patterns that will help a new Visayan speaker communicate well with the locals. In every session, learners will be exposed to new words, phrases, local expressions and correct pronunciation of words.
Week 1: Ang Balay..Ang Mga Balay (The House…The Houses)
Learn how to replace nouns with pronouns and singular nouns with plural nouns.
Week 2: Kagwapa ni Inday! (She is Beautiful!)
Learn how to describe things using Visayan adjectives and use them in their comparative and superlative forms.
Week 3: Imoha Ni? Dili! Imoha Na. (Is This Yours? No! That’s Yours.)
Learn how to show possession in affirmative, negative and question forms.
Week 4: Nagkaon/ Ningkaon/ Mukaon Ko og Lechon. (I (Am) Eating/Ate/Will Eat Lechon)
Learn some common verbs and how to use them in present, past and future forms.
Week 5: Mata Na! Alas-Diyes Na! (Wake Up! It’s Already 10!)
Learn about time expressions and how to use them in affirmative, negative and question statements.
Week 6: Tagpila Nang Isda? (How Much is That Fish?)
Learn and practice dialogues and common sentences used for shopping or renting a hotel room.
Week 7: Gusto Akong Muinom Og Kape (I Would Like to Drink Some Coffee)
Learn how to express what you would like to do at the moment.
Week 8: Kinahanglan Kang Maminaw (You Have to Listen)
Learn how to express necessity, advice or obligations in your sentences using the Visayan word “kinahanglan”
FREE CLASS LESSON
Learn about some popular Visayan tongue twisters while learning new words and their correct pronunciation.
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18, 25, January 8, 15
7:30 to 9:00 PM
November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, January 7, 14