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Tagalog, which is mainly spoken in the Philippines, is one of the most beautiful languages in Asia. Writer and self-confessed language nerd Kris Andres wants to share that beauty to you. Whether you are visiting the country for business or pleasure, married or dating a Filipino, an English-speaking Filipino trying to find their ethnic identity, or just trying to learn a new language, this podcast is for you. It features lessons and exercises that would help you understand the Tagalog language and (hopefully) speak like a true-blooded Pinoy.

Tagalog, which is mainly spoken in the Philippines, is one of the most beautiful languages in Asia. Writer and self-confessed language nerd Kris Andres wants to share that beauty to you. Whether you are visiting the country for business or pleasure, married or dating a Filipino, an English-speaking Filipino trying to find their ethnic identity, or just trying to learn a new language, this podcast is for you. It features lessons and exercises that would help you understand the Tagalog language and (hopefully) speak like a true-blooded Pinoy.
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Tagalog, which is mainly spoken in the Philippines, is one of the most beautiful languages in Asia. Writer and self-confessed language nerd Kris Andres wants to share that beauty to you. Whether you are visiting the country for business or pleasure, married or dating a Filipino, an English-speaking Filipino trying to find their ethnic identity, or just trying to learn a new language, this podcast is for you. It features lessons and exercises that would help you understand the Tagalog language and (hopefully) speak like a true-blooded Pinoy.

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Episodes

Lesson 13: Estimate Your Worth (Size and Weight, Part 1)

8/31/2019
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In this episode, we learn about the ancient Tagalog system of measurement. Although these units of measurement have become archaic and are used informally nowadays, we want to show how the ancestors of modern-day Filipinos lived in advanced societies even before they were colonized. Go Filipino Recommends: "Patron Saints of Nothing," a novel by Randy Ribay. A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his...

Duration:00:27:08

Lesson 12: Round We Go (Shapes)

8/7/2019
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In this episode, we learn about the Tagalog words for different shapes and figures. Also, August is "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa" (National Language Month) in the Philippines. We learn a quick history of the country's national language and why it is based on Tagalog. Throughout this month, we put the spotlight on the Philippines' rich regional languages and their respective proverbs. Go Filipino Recommends: "Vispop 1.0," a compilation album of Cebuano-language songs, featuring the sweet...

Duration:00:37:08

Lesson 11: Time Will Tell (Numbers, Part 2)

7/24/2019
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In this lesson, we learn about Tagalog numbers based in Spanish. We also learn why the Spanish language is not prevalent in the Philippines nowadays despite being a former Spanish colony, as well as how to tell time and count money in Tagalog. Go Filipino Recommends: "Filipino Children's Favorite Stories," a storybook by Liana Romulo. This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Philippine fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture....

Duration:00:47:44

Lesson 10: Count On Me (Numbers, Part 1)

7/16/2019
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We are taking things slowly as we talk about how Tagalog speakers count numbers. Go Filipino Recommends: "Oro, Plata, Mata," a film by Peque Gallaga. Set in Negros Island during World War II, it tells the story of how two affluent families cope with the changes brought by the war. It is considered as one of the best Filipino films during the 1980s. Available on iTunes and Amazon. iTunes = https://apple.co/2G2VBsa Amazon = https://amzn.to/2S8T9oO Support "Go Filipino" by listening with...

Duration:00:36:41

Lesson 9: Celebrate Pride (Colors)

6/26/2019
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Happy Pride, mga kapatid! Let's talk about colors in Tagalog and how they are used as adjectives. Go Filipino Recommends: "Moondogs" by Alexander Yates. Set in the Philippines, this debut novel pivots around the disappearance of an American businessman in the Philippines and his long-suffering son, together with a jilted lover, a slick police commissioner, a misguided villain, and the supernatural saviors who all want a piece of him. Available on Apple iBooks and Amazon. APPLE iBOOKS -...

Duration:00:26:38

Lesson 8: The Building Blocks (Root Words)

5/18/2019
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We previously learned about Markers, those tiny words that assign roles to nouns within a sentence. Naturally, we should be learning about nouns, but in the Tagalog language, nouns are part of a much larger grammatical entity that includes verbs and adjectives. We are going to learn about root words. Go Filipino Recommends: "Smaller And Smaller Circles" by F. H. Batacan. A winner of the Philippine National Book Awards, this harrowing mystery follows two Catholic priests on a hunt through...

Duration:00:21:08

Bonus Lesson: Go Filipino Review, Chapter 1

5/10/2019
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It’s time to put your Tagalog knowledge to the test. You heard it right; we’re doing a pop quiz! Go Filipino Review has 10 multiple-choice questions covering Lessons 1 through 7. You have 10 seconds to answer them correctly. Is there a prize? You will have to find out. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for...

Duration:00:11:34

Lesson 7: Words With Benefits (Markers, Part 3)

5/2/2019
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We are down to the final stretch of Markers, where we learn how SA indicates beneficiaries and future time, as well as the last two markers: KAY and KINA. We also scratch the surface of Tagalog pronouns, family titles, and code-switching. Go Filipino Recommends: "Asian-American: Proudly Inauthentic Recipes from the Philippines to Brooklyn" by Dale Talde. Available on Apple iBooks and Amazon. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you...

Duration:00:29:28

Lesson 6: Where You At? (Markers, Part 2)

4/22/2019
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We continue our lesson about Markers, concentrating on ones that indicate non-focus actors and location. We also learn the Tagalog words for family members and commonly-used verbs to impress your friends and family. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1: patreon.com/gofilipinopod Answer a...

Duration:00:21:56

Lesson 5: Focus On, Focus Off (Markers, Part 1)

4/15/2019
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Markers are integral in the Tagalog language, but not a lot of Filipino language courses teach this. On this episode, we learn how markers work, as well as the importance of focus in a Tagalog sentence. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1: patreon.com/gofilipinopod Answer a quick survey...

Duration:00:22:11

Lesson 4: Taking Names (Who?)

4/10/2019
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On this lesson, we learn new sentences revolving around the Tagalog word for "WHO," which you can use on telephone conversations and learning about new people. NOTE: This episode contains euphemisms that parents might find unsuitable for their kids. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1:...

Duration:00:20:15

Lesson 3: Building Your Vocabulary (What?)

3/31/2019
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In this lesson, we learn about how to build your Tagalog vocabulary, which involves a lot of "what's this" and "what's that," all while getting acquainted to Filipino cuisine and its king: the pig. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1: patreon.com/gofilipinopod Answer a quick survey so...

Duration:00:18:26

Bonus Lesson: Double Vowels and Glottal Stops

3/16/2019
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Continuing from Lesson 2, let’s talk about double vowels, glottal stops, and the two ways of saying “yes” and “no.” Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1: patreon.com/gofilipinopod Answer a quick survey so advertisers get to know more about my listeners: bit.ly/gofilipinosurvey Follow this...

Duration:00:09:04

Lesson 2: Find Your Way (Questions Tourists Could Use)

3/10/2019
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Let's learn how to make use of the Tagalog language as a tourist. This episode helps you ask for directions, say sorry for bothering strangers, and ask how much is the "Barrel Man." Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1: patreon.com/gofilipinopod Answer a quick survey so advertisers get to...

Duration:00:14:41

Lesson 1: The Foundations (Pronunciations and Basic Greetings)

2/25/2019
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Before we go deep into learning the Filipino language, we focus first on pronunciations of vowels and basic greetings. Support "Go Filipino" by listening with the free RadioPublic app for iOS or Android. When you listen to my show on RadioPublic, everyone benefits. radiopublic.com/go-filipino-lets-learn-tagalog-Wkzw9y Support my podcast for as little as $1: patreon.com/gofilipinopod Answer a quick survey so advertisers get to know more about my listeners: bit.ly/gofilipinosurvey Follow...

Duration:00:39:38