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An official language of the Philippines, Filipino is based on Tagalog, with elements of Spanish, English, and Chinese mixed in. The result is a rich, expressive language spoken in the Philippines and throughout the far-reaching Filipino diaspora.
Filipino Tapestry offers an innovative approach to learning language by emphasizing the critical intersection of language and culture. It provides activities and exercises that immerse beginning and intermediate students of Filipino in a variety of authentic situations to simulate an in-country experience.
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“Learn to speak the colloquial language the Filipinos really use with Making Out in Tagalog. This phrase book is an excellent guide to the modern Tagalog spoken in everyday interactions – giving access to lots of colorful, colloquial expressions not covered in other phrase books.”
Kumusta! Welcome to our Tagalog phrasebook. Take your first step with us in discovering the language of Philippines. Learn Tagalog in easy and simple ways that will help you converse in everyday practical situations. The phrasebook is a hands-on tool that teaches language phrases and basic sentences.
“Whether travelling to a foreign country or to your favorite international restaurant, this Nice & Easy guide gives you just enough of the language to get around and be understood. Much of the material in this book was developed for government personnel who are often assigned to a foreign country on a moment’s notice and need a quick introduction to the language.”
“Containing over 180 definitions of almost 150 different conjugations and more than 450 example sentences, this book is the best reference guide for learning the conjugations used by native Filipinos in spoken Tagalog. Nowhere else will you find a more complete reference for learning the meaning and usage of so many conjugations. Use this guide to increase your ability to communicate with rich meaning, and master the Tagalog language.”
“This handy reference is a concise explanatory text and English-Tagalog / Tagalog-English verb guide designed to address and facilitate the most important aspect of Tagalog language learning—understanding and mastering the complex focal orientation of verbs. It is organized into an accessible pattern illustrating the primary conjugations that establish aspect and actor/object focus for each verb.”