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Filipino Language for Dummies 2 – Family and other People

December 8th, 2007 by

Last time, you read about how to greet your Filipino friends. You also learned how to ask for someone’s name, tell your name, and ask some basic questions. This time, you will learn how to call the Filipino people around you, in particular, Filipinos call their family. You see, family is very important for the Filipinos.

Watch the video and listen carefully to how the words are pronounced. Watch the video a second time and read the accompanying text below while reading the words allowed to yourself. ;)

Presenting Ingrid with more on learning the Filipino language or Pinoy for Dummies 2.

Babae = girl
Lalaki = boy
Bakla = gay
Tomboy = lesbian

Bulaklak = flower
Halaman = plantFamily:
Taytay = Father
Nanay = MotherAte = older sister
Kuya = older brother

Nakababatang kapatid = Younger sibling (sister/brother)

Kapatid = sibling (plural: mga kapatid = siblings; The use of mga indicates more than one)

Kapatid na babae = sister
Kapatid na lalaki = brother

Tita = Aunt
Tito = Uncle

Pinsan = Cousin

Lolo = Grandfather
Lola = Grandmother

Kasambahay = Household Help:
Drayber = Driver
Yaya = Nanny
Katulong = Maid

Magsasaka = Farmer
Hardinero = Gardener
Taga-luto/Kusinero = Cook
Taga-saing = Someone who cooks rice

Celfone = Mobile phone
Bolpen = Pen
Notbuk/Kwaderno = Notebook

Reposted with Permission from Pinoy for Dummies by Ingrid Nieto.

If you haven’t done so yet, watch the first video of Filipino Language for Dummies 1 – Greetings. More Filipino words coming next time so stay tuned! In the mean time, why not read some Philippines travel reviews and find out what the Philippines has to offer.

4 Responses to “Filipino Language for Dummies 2 – Family and other People”

  1. alfalfa Says:

    salamat po!

  2. Hong Kong Traveller Says:

    Filipino language is difficult, I ever learned with my Philippino friends, and right now, i remember nothing. what a shame. Maybe it’s because it’s too different from Chinese. Anyway, this post is quite useful, I will replay again and listen carefully. Haha.

  3. Ingrid Nieto Says:

    Thank you for reposting my lessons. As you may have noticed, there aren’t any new Pinoy for Dummies videos. Been extremely busy with hosting and singing lately. It always brightens my day when someone learns from me. :) Hope you have a great February!

    Vote for me on iTALENTSTAR:

  4. Barbara Says:

    Pinoy has 4 genders?? Like: He, she, he[gay], she[lesbian]. is it an important element in your grammar, so that there is a difference in meaning when saying “the boy when home” or “the boy[gay] went home?” that’s so intriguing!

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