Lesson 2 In the Philippines

Conversation and Opening Training Section

Notice: This part of the audio for the course is missing from all available copies of the FSI Headstart to the Philippines course audio that I’ve been able to locate online.



All copies of the audios for this unit (lesson) start with “Part 2 of Module 1, Unit 2” of the Filipino Headstart.   They are missing Part 1!  The audio starts with a review of the audio for the unit, then continues at Exercise 11!  That means the the beginning training that discusses the conversation piece by piece is missing. In addition, the exercises 1 to 10 are missing from the original course.

So, Now What?

I am in the process of creating an audio to replace what is missing.  The following is my own attempt at recreating the missing script.

I suggest that you do the following:

  • Listen to the opening conversation below
  • Then carefully read through the material as if you are listening to the original audio.
  • Then, continue reading through each of the exercises that I have recreated for this lesson.
  • Finally, at exercise 11 you will be back to listening to the original audio.

If you want to jump to exercise 11 after listening to the following audio of the lesson’s conversation, I provided a link to exercise 11 after the transcript of the following conversation.

I’m not sure when this part of the audio will be finished.  I’ve been through the rest of the course and can attest to the fact that all the other audios for each lesson are still intact.

In the following conversation, Mrs. Cruz introduces Mr. and Mrs. Ramos to the Turners.

Gng. Cruz: Ginoo at Ginang Turner, gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko, sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos.
Bob Turner: Nagagalak kaming makilala kayo.
G. Ramos: Gayon din po kami. Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?
Bob Turner: Hindi po, dalawang buwan lamang.
G. Ramos: Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?
Anne Turner: Opo, gustung-gusto namin. Maganda ang Pilipinas pero mainit.
Gng. Ramos: Taga-saan po kayo?
Bob Turner: Taga-Michigan po. Taga-Olongapo po ba kayo?
Gng. Ramos: Hindi po. Taga-Maynila kami.

 

NOTE: For those of you that just want to skip ahead to the next available audio in the course, you can follow this link to Exercise 11.  I suggest that at least read through the following text and Exercises 1 to 10 if possible. It will still be helpful even if there is no audio available for it yet.

As I said earlier, I am in the process of re-creating the audio for this section (the opening training and the Exercises 1 to 10).

Now, let’s practice speaking.

Listen to how Mrs. Cruz greets Mr. Turner.

Ginoo at Ginang Turner

Means “Mr. and Mrs. Turner” repeat..

Ginoo at Ginang Turner
Ginoo at Ginang Turner

To say “I like”, you say

Gusto ko

REPEAT

Gusto ko
Gusto ko

Now, listen to Mrs. Cruz say “I’d like to introduce”

Gusto kong ipakilala

The word for “introduce” is

ipakilala

repeat

lala
kilala
pakilala
ipakilala

ipakilala

Listen again to Mrs. Cruz say “I’d like to introduce”
Gusto kong ipakilala

Notice she added a linker to the end of “ko

LISTEN

kong
kong

Listen and Repeat

Gusto kong
Gusto kong

Gusto kong ipakilala
Gusto kong ipakilala.

Here’s how to say “to you” when addressing more than one person, or in a formal sense.

sa inyo

REPEAT

sa inyo
sa inyo

Gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo
Gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo

The word for “friend” is “kaibigan

REPEAT

kaibigan
kaibigan

“My friend” is “kaibigan ko

REPEAT

kaibigan ko
kaibigan ko

To speak of more than one friend, in English we say “friends”. In Tagalog, you say “mga” before the word “kaibigan

mga kaibigan

REPEAT

mga
mga

mga kaibigan
mga kaibigan

To say “my friends”, say “mga kaibigan ko

REPEAT

mga kaibigan ko
mga kaibigan ko

Now, let’s put it all together.

LISTEN

Gusto kong ipakila sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko.

REPEAT

Gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko
Gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko

If you refer to somebodies name, you precede it with “si

REPEAT

Si Carla
Si John

If you are referring to the names of more than one person you use “sina“.

Remember, the word for “and” is “at

REPEAT

sina
sina

Sina Carla at John
Sina Carla at John

Sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos
Sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos

Now, let’s start to put it all together.

REPEAT

Ginoo at Ginang Turner

gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo

ang mga kaibigan ko

sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos

Let’s try that again.

REPEAT

Ginoo at Ginang Turner

gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo

ang mga kaibigan ko

sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos

Now, let’s say the whole thing without the pauses.

REPEAT

Ginoo at Ginang Turner, gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko, sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos.

Ginoo at Ginang Turner, gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko, sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos.

Ok, now let’s move on to the Turner’s reply.

Here’s how to say “We are pleased”, listen

Nagagalak kami
Nagagalak kami

REPEAT

lak
galak
gagalak
nagagalak
nagagalak
Nagagalak kami

The word “kami” means “we”. It is known as an exclusive “we”. That means it excludes the person you are speaking to. In this case it is Mr. and Mrs. Turner that are pleased to meet the Cruz’s. So, they use the exclusive we.

Again “We are pleased” is “Nagagalak kami

Now, let’s say “To meet you”

Listen

makilala kayo

Makilala” means “to meet”

REPEAT

lala
kilala
makilala

makilala

makilala kayo

The word “kayo” means “you” when speaking to more than one person. It can also be used when speaking to one person very formally.

REPEAT

kayo
kayo

Nagagalak kami

makilala kayo

Now let’s say “We are pleased to meet you”

REPEAT

Nagagalak kami makilala kayo.
Nagagalka kami makilala kayo.

Mr. Turner responds with “Likewise”

LISTEN

Gayon din

REPEAT

Gayon din
Gayon din

The word for “also” or “too” is “din

REPEAT

din
din

The Tagalog word “gayon” means “likewise” or “like that”

REPEAT

gayon
gayon

Now lets say “Likewise too”

REPEAT

gayon din
gayon din

Now we will add “we” to the end to say “likewise also we” or “Like that also we”

REPEAT

gayon din kami
gayon din kami

To make it more formal, let’s add “po

REPEAT

Gayon din po kami.
Gayon din po kami.

In the conversation, Mr. Ramos ask “Have you been in the Philippines long?”

Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

Matagal” means “long time”

Here’s how to say “long time already”

LISTEN

matagal na

REPEAT

matagal na
matagal na

The word “na“, in this case means “already”

REPEAT

Now, let’s say “Have you been in the Philippines long?”

REPEAT

Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?
Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

The question includes the word “ba” which turns the statement into a Yes / No question.

Let’s say “Long time already”

REPEAT

matagal na

Now let’s say “Long time already?” as a question.

REPEAT

matagal na ba?
matagal na ba?

To say “you in the Philippines” say “kayo sa Pilipinas

REPEAT

kayo sa Pilipinas
kayo sa Pilipinas

Now, “Long time already you in the Philippines?”

LISTEN
Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

REPEAT

Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?
Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

Gayon din po kami. Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?
Gayon din po kami. Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

Let’s listen to the conversation up to what we’ve covered so far.

Gng. Cruz: Ginoo at Ginang Turner, gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko, sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos.
Bob Turner: Nagagalak kaming makilala kayo.
G. Ramos: Gayon din po kami. Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

To say “No sir” or “No ma’am” you say “hindi po

Notice the word “po“is cutoff abruptly.  That is known as a “glottal stop”.

REPEAT

Hindi po
Hindi po

The word for “month” is “buwan

REPEAT

buwan
buwan

the word for the number “two” is “dalawa

REPEAT

dalawa
dalawa

To say “two months”, you say “dalawang buwan“. Notice the linker at the end of “dalawa“.

LISTEN

dalawang buwan

REPEAT

dalawang buwan
dalawang buwan

To say “Just two months” we add “lamang” which means “just” or “only”.

LISTEN

dalawang buwan lamang

REPEAT

Hindi po, dalawang buwan lamang.
Hindi po, dalawang buwan lamang.

To ask “Do you like” you say “Gusto ba ninyo?”

REPEAT

Gusto ba ninyo?
Gusto ba ninyo?

“The Philippines” is “ang Pilpinas”

REPEAT

ang Pilipinas
ang Pilipinas

Do you like the Philippines?

LISTEN
Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?

REPEAT
Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?
Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?

Now, just listen to part of the conversation that you’ve been speaking.

Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?
Hindi po, dalawang buwan lamang.
Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?

You already know that the word for “no” is “hindi“.

To say “yes”, you say “oo

REPEAT
oo
oo

But, a more formal version of “oo” is “opo” which combines “oo” and “po“.

REPEAT

opo
opo

To say you really like something, say “gusto ” twice, like this “gustung-gusto

Notice you don’t simply say “gusto-gusto“. Instead, there is a linker between the two words.

REPEAT

gustung-gusto
gustung-gusto

Gustung-gusto” means, “really like”. It is common in Tagalog for words to be doubled to emphasize the meaning of the word.

You already learned that the way to say “I like” is “gusto ko“.

To say “we like”, you say “gusto namin“.

LISTEN

gusto namin

REPEAT

namin
namin

Gusto namin.

Opo, gusto namin.

Now let’s say “We really like”.

REPEAT

Gustung-gusto namin
Gustung-gusto namin

Let’s say “Yes, we like it very much”

REPEAT

Opo, gustung-gusto namin.
Opo, gustung-gusto namin.

Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?
Opo, gustung-gusto namin.

Listen to the following part of the conversation

Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?
Hindi po, dalawang buwan lamang.
Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?
Opo, gustung-gusto namin.

In the conversation, Anne Turner goes on to say “The Philippines is beautiful but hot..”

To say “beautiful”, say “maganda

REPEAT

maganda
maganda

Here’s how to say “The Philippines is beautiful.”

Maganda ang Pilipinas.

REPEAT

Maganda ang Pilipinas.
Maganda ang Pilipinas.

“but hot” is “pero mainit

The word for “but” is “pero” and the word for “hot” is “mainit

REPEAT

pero mainit
pero mainit

Now, let’s say “The Philippines is beautiful but hot”

REPEAT

Maganda ang Pilipinas pero mainit.
Maganda ang Pilipinas pero mainit.

Now, we will say that we like it very much. Then we will add that the Philippines is beautiful, but hot.

Listen and repeat.

Opo, gustung-gusto namin.

Maganda ang Pilipinas pero mainit.
Opo, gustung-gusto namin. Maganda ang Pilipinas pero mainit.

In our conversation Mr. Ramos asks “Where are you from?”

Listen

Taga-saan po kayo?

The plural word for “you” is “kayo“.

REPEAT

kayo
kayo

the word to show respect and be polite is “po

The way to say “where are you from” is “taga-saan“, which literally means “from-where”

REPEAT

taga-saan
taga-saan

Taga-saan po kayo?

Which means, literally “Where from you?”

REPEAT

Taga-saan po kayo?
Taga-saan po kayo?

Bob Turner replies “From Michigan ma’am”, “Taga-Michigan po.

REPEAT

Taga-Michigan po.
Taga-Michigan po.

Then he asks “Are you from Olongapo?”

LISTEN

Taga-Olongapo po ba kayo?

Which means, literally “From Olongapo sir you?”

REPEAT

Taga-Olongapo po ba kayo?
Taga-Olongapo po ba kayo?

Let’s review each part.

Repeat each of the following sentences after the speaker.

Taga-saan po kayo?
(Where are you from?)

Taga-Michigan po.
(From Michigan sir.)

Taga-Olongapo po ba kayo?
(Are you from Olongapo?)

Then, Mr. Ramos replies “No sir.”

REPEAT

Hindi po.
Hindi po.

Then he says “We are from Manila”.

LISTEN

Taga-Maynila kami.

REPEAT

Taga-Maynila kami.
Taga-Maynila kami.

Hindi po. Taga-Maynila kami.
Hindi po. Taga-Maynila kami.

Now, listen once again to the entire conversation. Repeat each line during the pause and imitate the speaker as closely as you can.

Ginoo at Ginang Turner, gusto kong ipakilala sa inyo ang mga kaibigan ko, sina Ginoo at Ginang Ramos.

Nagagalak kaming makilala kayo.

Gayon din po kami. Matagal na ba kayo sa Pilipinas?

Hindi po, dalawang buwan lamang.

Gusto ba ninyo ang Pilipinas?

Opo, gustung-gusto namin. Maganda ang Pilipinas pero mainit.

Taga-saan po kayo?

Taga-Michigan po. Taga-Olongapo po ba kayo?

Hindi po. Taga-Maynila kami.

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