Lesson 1: Greetings and Introductions

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Transcript of the Opening Training Section for Lesson 1

In the following conversation, the Turners have run into Mrs. Cruz. Listen as they exchange greetings and Bob Turner introduces his wife.

Gng. Cruz: Magandang gabi po.
(Good evening.)

Bob Turner: Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz. Kumusta po kayo?
(Good evening (too), Mrs. Cruz. How are you?)

Gng. Cruz: Mabuti po naman, at kayo?
(Quite well, and you?)

Bob Turner: Mabuti po naman. Ginang Cruz, ito po si Anne, maybahay ko.
(Quite well, Mrs, Cruz, this is Anne, my wife.)

Gng. Cruz: Ikinagagalak kong makilala kayo, Ginang Turner.
(I’m pleased to meet you, Mrs. Turner.)

Anne Turner: Nagagalak din po akong makilala kayo, Ginang Cruz.
(I’m also pleased to meet you, Mrs. Cruz.)




Now, let’s practice speaking. Listen to how Mrs. Cruz greets Bob Turner.

Magandang gabi po.

REPEAT

Magandang
Magandang

Magandang gabi po.
Magandang gabi po.

Po, is roughly equivalent to sir or ma’am and is added for politeness , particularly when addressing strangers, persons of higher rank or status or older people.

Bob responds with “Good evening too Mrs. Cruz”, listen
Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz.

Then, he adds, “How are you?”
Kumusta po kayo?

REPEAT

Kumusta po kayo?
Kumusta po kayo?

Ginang Cruz.

Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz.
Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz.

Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz. Kumusta po kayo?
Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz. Kumusta po kayo?

The equivalent of “quite well” is “Mabuti po naman.”

at kayo?” is “and you?

REPEAT

Mabuti
Mabuti

Mabuti po naman.
Mabuti po naman.

Mabuti po naman, at kayo?
Mabuti po naman, at kayo?

Bob says that he is quite well too, and goes on to introduce his wife.
Mabuti po naman. Ginang Cruz, ito po si Anne, maybahay ko.

Maybahay” is “wife

REPEAT

Maybahay
Maybahay

“My wife” is “Maybahay ko

REPEAT

Maybahay ko
Maybahay ko

“This is Anne” is “Ito po si Anne

REPEAT

Ito po si Anne
Ito po si Anne

ito po si Anne, maybahay ko.
ito po si Anne, maybahay ko.

Ginang Cruz, ito po si Anne, maybahay ko.
Ginang Cruz, ito po si Anne, maybahay ko.

Mrs. Cruz responds,
Ikinagagalak kong makilala kayo, Ginang Turner.

Roughly equivalent to “I’m pleased to meet you Mrs. Turner”.

LISTEN

Ikinagagalak

REPEAT

galak
gagalak
nagagalak
ikinagagalak

Ikinagagalak kong
makila kayo

Ikinagagalak kong makilala kayo.
Ikinagagalak kong makilala kayo, Ginang Turner.
Ikinagagalak kong makilala kayo, Ginang Turner.

Mrs. Turner responds,
Nagagalak din po akong makilala kayo, Ginang Cruz.

Which is similar to, “I am also pleased to meet you Mrs. Cruz.”

LISTEN AND REPEAT

Nagagalak din po akong
Nagagalak din po akong

makilala kayo
makilala kayo

Nagagalak din po akong makilala kayo, Ginang Cruz.
Nagagalak din po akong makilala kayo, Ginang Cruz.

Now, listen once again to the entire conversation. Repeat each line during the pause.

Magandang gabi po.
(Good evening.)

Magandang gabi po naman, Ginang Cruz. Kumusta po kayo? (Good evening (too), Mrs. Cruz. How are you?)

Mabuti po naman, at kayo?
(Quite well, and you?)

Mabuti po naman. Ginang Cruz, ito po si Anne, maybahay ko. (Quite well, Mrs, Cruz, this is Anne, my wife.)

Ikinagagalak kong makilala kayo, Ginang Turner.
(I’m pleased to meet you, Mrs. Turner.)

Nagagalak din po akong makilala kayo, Ginang Cruz.
(I’m also pleased to meet you, Mrs. Cruz.)

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