Filipino (Tagalog)

An incredibly unique and interesting language born of a fusion of Spanish and Southeastern Asian influence, Tagalog is the official language of the Philippines. And, as the language spoken in the country with the fifth longest coastline in the world as well as some of the most breathtaking rainforests, Tagalog is certainly a gateway to a world full of color and adventure.

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Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Salutations and Small Talk


    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk with Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • Learn PO - The Word of Respect
    • Be Introduced to the Topic Markers SI and ANG
    • Learn Some ANG- and NG- Pronouns and Their Positions in Sentences
    • Practice Inflection by Means of Prefixes and Suffixes
    • Use the Particles NA , NAMAN ; The Linker -NG
  • Languages and Origins


    Languages and Origins

    • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
    • Ask / Tell Where Someone Is From
    • Get Someone's Attention
    • Apply the Prefix TAGA-
    • Be Introduced to MAG -verbs, NAG -verbs, and UM -verbs
    • Learn the Location Marker SA
    • Learn the Particles NA and BA
    • Use the Marker NG and The Linker -NG
  • Names and Introductions


    Names and Introductions

    • Ask Someone's Name
    • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
    • Recognize Filipino Names
    • Respond to Introductions
    • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Learn About the Gender of Nouns
    • Learn the Salutations Bb. , Gng. , and G.
    • Practice the MAG -verb
    • Use the Inversion Marker AY ; Review the Marker ANG
    • Use the Particle NGA and the Pronoun Ito
  • Places and Directions


    Places and Directions

    • Ask For Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places Using A Map
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
    • Understand Directions As They Are Given To You
    • Learn the Particles MAY and LAMANG
    • Learn the MAKA -verb and Use the Verb Prefix MAG
    • Understand the Use of the Plural Marker MGA
    • Use the Location Markers SA and NASA
    • Use the SA -demonstratives DOON , DIYAN
  • Currency and Counting


    Currency and Counting

    • Count to 1000
    • Deal with Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • Form Numbers Using the Linkers NA and -NG
    • Review the Object Marker NG and the MAG- Verb
    • Use the Prefix PA and the Pronoun NINYO
    • Use the AT Contraction with Numbers
    • Use Labing- , Labin- , Labim-
  • Food and Drink Culture


    Food and Drink Culture

    • Gain Insight of the Filipino Food Culture
    • Order Drinks or Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases used at Restaurants
    • Identify the I- Verb; The Verbal Suffixes -IN and -AN
    • Learn the SA -pronoun INYO
    • Review PO , RAW , DAW and NA
    • Use the Prefixes PA- , MA- , PAKI- and PANG-
    • Use Verbs as Topics; Review the Markers ANG and NG
  • Payment and Exchange Rate


    Payment and Exchange Rate

    • Ask / Tell Whether You Can Use Something
    • Deal with Large Numbers
    • Handle Currency with Ease
    • Pay Something and Exchange Money in Local Currency
    • Know the Origin of Tagalog Numbers and Counting
    • Practice -UM- and -IN- Verbs
    • Review Verbs as Topics in Tagalog
    • Understand Some English Words Without Tagalog Translations
    • Use the Process of Assimilation in Tagalog
  • Help and Requests


    Help and Requests

    • Accept or Decline Help
    • Ask for or Offer Help
    • Ask or Tell What Trouble You Are In
    • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services
    • Learn the Pseudo-Verb KAILANGAN ; The Verb Suffix -AN
    • Learn the Superlative Suffix PINAKA- ; The Prefix NAPAKA-
    • Review the Functions of the Marker NG
    • Review the Particles MAY and MAYROON
  • Clarification and Explanation


    Clarification and Explanation

    • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask / Tell What Something Is
    • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
    • Request / Agree to Speak in a Particular Language
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up
    • Be Introduced to MA- Verbs
    • Review Present and "-ing" forms of UM- verbs
    • Take a Glimpse of Taglish
    • Use the Particles KASI , PA and NA
    • Use the Prefix NAKA-
  • Questions and Opinions


    Questions and Opinions

    • Ask / Tell What Something Is
    • Express Agreement or Disagreement Toward Something
    • Tell Someone that You Are Learning Something
    • Form IN- and NI- Verbs
    • Review the Particle BA
    • Review the Pronouns MO and AKO
    • Use the Pronoun KITA