Lesson 5 – At the Ticket Window

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Initial Conversation and Training

Listen to the following conversation between Bob Turner and a ticket seller.

Bob: Kailan aalis ang bus para sa Maynila?
(When will the bus leave for Manila?)

Takilyero: Aalis sa alas siyete impunto ng umaga.
(It will leave at exactly 7:00 in the morning.)

Bob: Magkano po ba ang pasaheng balikan?
(How much is a round-trip fare?)

Takilyero: Disisiyete pesos.
(Seventeen pesos.)

Bob: Dalawang tiket na balikan nga po.
(Two round-trip tickets, please.)

Takilyero: Heto po: trentay kuwatro pesos.
(Here you are, sir: thirty-four pesos.)

Bob: Anong oras ang dating?
(What time is the arrival?)

Takilyero: Darating sa alas nuwebe y medya.
(It will arrive at 9:30.)

Bob: Maraming salamat.
Thank you very much.

Takilyero: O, sige po!
Happy trip!

Let’s practice speaking.

Bob wants to know when the bus leaves so he says:

Kailan aalis ang bus para sa Manila?

Kailan” means “when”.

REPEAT

kailan
kailan

aalis” is “will leave”

REPEAT

aalis
aalis

Kailan aalis
Kailan aalis

ang bus para sa Manila
ang bus para sa Manila

Repeat the whole sentence

Kailan aalis ang bus para sa Manila?
Kailan aalis ang bus para sa Manila?

The ticket seller “takiyero / takiyera” tells him that the bus will leave at exactly seven o’clock in the morning.

Aalis sa alas siyete impunto ng umaga.

sa alas siyete” is “at seven o’clock”

REPEAT

Sa alas siyete
Sa alas siyete

Aalis sa alas siyete impunto ng umaga.
Aalis sa alas siyete impunto ng umaga.

Bob asks what the round-trip fare is…

Magkano po ba ang pasaheng balikan?

pasahe” means “fare”

REPEAT

pasahe
pasahe

Pasaheng balikan” is “round-trip fare”

REPEAT

pasaheng balikan
pasaheng balikan

magkano” is “how much”

REPEAT

magkano po ba
magkano po ba

ang pasahe
ang pasahe

Magkano po ba ang pasaheng balikan?
Magkano po ba ang pasaheng balikan?

The ticket seller says the price of a round-trip ticket is ..

Disisiyete pesos

Tagalized Spanish numbers are generally used for prices and for telling time.

REPEAT

Disisiyete pesos
Disisiyete pesos

Bob asks for two round trip tickets.

Dalawang tiket na balikan nga po.

nga” is equivalent to “please” when making a request.

REPEAT

nga
nga

tiket na balikan nga po
tiket na balikan nga po

Dalawang tiket na balikan nga po.
Dalawang tiket na balikan nga po.

Notice there is no plural for the noun “tiket“.

The ticket seller gives Bob the tickets and says…

Heto po; trentay kuwatro pesos.
(Here you are sir, thirty-four pesos)

REPEAT

Heto po; trentay kuwatro pesos.
Heto po; trentay kuwatro pesos.

Bob wants to know what is the arrival time.

Anong oras ang dating?

ang dating” is “the arrival”

REPEAT

ang dating
ang dating

anong oras” is “what time”

anong” is the “ano” (word), and the linker

REPEAT

anong oras
anong oras

Anong oras ang dating?
Anong oras ang dating?

The ticket seller says that it will arrive at 9:30.

Darating sa alas nuwebe y medya.

REPEAT

y medya
y medya

nuwebe y medya
nuwebe y medya

sa alas nuwebe y medya
sa alas nuwebe y medya

Darating sa alas nuwebe y medya.
Darating sa alas nuwebe y medya.

Bob thanks the ticket seller.

Maraming salamat.

REPEAT

Marami
Marami

Maraming salamat
Maraming salamat

The ticket seller wishes Bob a happy trip..

O, sige po!

Now, you will hear the conversation again. Repeat during the pause and imitate the speaker as closely as you can.

Kailan aalis ang bus para sa Maynila?

Aalis sa alas siyete impunto ng umaga.

Magkano po ba ang pasaheng balikan?

Disisiyete pesos.

Dalawang tiket na balikan nga po.

Heto po: trentay kuwatro pesos.

Anong oras ang dating?

Darating sa alas nuwebe y medya.

Maraming salamat.

Alan’s Notes on the Conversation:

Aalis means “will leave/will depart.”, from the root word “alis” which means “leave” or “depart”.  To make it future tense, the first syllable is repeated, thus we say “aalis” to mean “will leave” or “will depart”.
(Ang marks the topic of a sentence, so ang alis means “the departure.”)

Sa marks the directional focus. It may be translated as “in,” “at,” “to,” or “from” and may be preceded by a more specific preposition; e.g., para sa maynila, (for Manila), or “mula sa Maynila” (from Manila).

Notice that sa is also used for time: “at seven o’clock”, (sa alas siyete).

Balikan means “round trip.” from the root word “balik” which means “return”.

Nga is equivalent to “please”;  “nga po” is the polite form.

Anong is ano (“what”) with the linker -ng

Dating is “arrival.” (Ang dating, (the arrival).  Futhermore, to say  “will arrive”, you say “darating”)

Maraming is mararni (“many”) with the linker – ng.  So, “Maraming salamat” is literally “many thanks” (or in English you may say, “Thanks a lot”)

Tagalized Spanish numbers are generally used for prices and for telling time.




Exercise 1: Practice Names of Kinds of Transportation

In this exercise, let’s practice the names of various kinds of transportation.

Listen and repeat.

minibus (minibus)

bus (bus)

bangka (boat)

bapor (ship)

lantsa (launch, motor boat)

eroplano (airplane)

kotse (car)

awto (automobile)

doboldeker (double-decker bus)

erkonbus (air-conditioned bus)

dyip (jeepney)

trak (truck)

tren (train)

taksi (taxi)

Exercise 2: Asking When the Bus, Car, Boat will Leave

Listen and repeat.

Kailan aalis ang minibus para sa Bulacan?
(When will the minibus leave for Bulacan?)

Kailan aalis ang tren para sa Baguio?
(When will the train leave for Baguio?)

Kailan aalis ang kotse para sa Maynila?
(When will the car leave for Manila?)

Kailan aalis ang lantsa para sa Corregidor?
(When will the launch leave for Corregidor?)

Kailan aalis ang eroplano para sa Cebu?
(When will the airplane leave for Cebu?)

Kailan aalis ang bapor para sa Mindanaw?
(When will the ship leave for Mindanao?)

Exercise 3: Asking for Departure Times

In this exercise you will practice asking for departure times for various places.

For example, if you see in your book “bus, Manila” you say

Kailan aalis ang bus para sa Maynila?
(When will the bus leave for Manila?)

Ready?

jeepney, Olongapo

Kailan aalis ang dyip para sa Olongapo?
(When will the jeepney leave for Olongapo?)

ship, Cebu

Kailan aalis ang bapor para sa Cebu?
(When will the ship leave for Cebu?)

truck, Pampanga

Kailan aalis ang trak para sa Pampanga?
(When will the truck leave for Pampanga?)

taxi, Baclaran

Kailan aalis ang taksi para sa Baclaran?
(When will the taxi leave for Baclaran?)

car, MIA (Manila International Airport)

Kailan aalis ang kotse para sa MIA?
(When will the car leave for MIA?)

Exercise 4: Asking for Arrival Times

Listen and repeat the following sentences.

Kailan darating ang bus mula sa Subic Bay?
(When will the bus arrive from Subic Bay?)

Kailan darating ang bapor mula sa Leyte?
(When will the ship arrive from Leyte?)

Kailan darating ang lantsa mula sa Cebu?
(When will the launch arrive from Cebu?)

Kailan darating ang dyip mula sa Olongapo?
(When will the jeepney arrive from Olongapo?)

Kailan darating ang trak mula sa Bulacan?
(When will the truck arrive from Bulacan?)

Kailan darating ang minibus mula sa Nayong Pilipino?
(When will the minibus arrive from Nayong Pilipino?)

Exercise 5: Asking What Time of What from Where

To asks “What time” you say “Anong oras

In this exercise you will practice asking about arrival time from various places.

If for example you see in your book “bus, Subic Bay”, you say..

Anong oras darating ang bus mula sa Subic Bay?
(What time does the bus arrive from Subic Bay?)

Ready?

launch, Hundred Islands
Anong oras darating ang lantsa mula sa Hundred Islands?
(What time does the launch arrive from Hundred Islands?)

truck, Laguna
Anong oras darating ang trak mula sa Laguna?
(What time does the truck arrive from Laguna?)

airplane, Ilocos Norte
Anong oras darating ang eroplano mula sa Illocos Norte?
(What time does the plane arrive from Illocos Norte?)

boat, Corregidor
Anong oras darating ang bapor mula sa Corregidor?
(What time does the boat arrive from Corregidor?)

jeepney, Cavite
Anong oras darating ang dyip mula sa Cavite?
(What time does the jeepney arrive from Cavite?)

train, Tarlac
Anong oras darating ang tren mula sa Subic Bay?
(What time does the train arrive from Tarlac?)

Exercise 6: What Time is the Arrival?

Notice in our conversation how Bob asks about the arrival time.

Anong oras ang dating? (What time is the arrival.)

To asks “What time is the departure?”, you say..

Anong oras ang alis?

Listen and repeat the following sentences.

Anong or as ang dating?
(What is the arrival time?)

Anong oras ang alis?
(What time is the departure?)

Anong oras ang dating ng bus sa Manila Cathedral?
(What time is the arrival of the bus at the Manila Cathedral?)

Kailan ang alis ng lantsa para sa Corregidor?
(When is the departure of the launch for Corregidor?)

Kailan aalis ang bapor para sa Iloilo?
(When will the ship leave for Iloilo?)

Kailan darating ang bapor mula sa Maynila?
(When will the ship arrive from Manila?)

Anong oras aalis ang dyip para sa Bulacan?
(What time will the jeepney leave for Bulacan?)

Anong oras darating ang tren mula sa Tarlac?
(What time will the train arrive from Tarlac?)

Anong oras ang dating ng kotse mula sa Manila Hotel?
(What time is the arrival of the car from the Manila Hotel?)

Anong oras ang alis ng eroplano mula sa Maynila?
(What time is the departure of the airplane from Manila?)

Exercise 7: Listening Comprehension Practice

Say the sentences in English, then listen to the confirmation.

Kailan darating ang taxi mula sa Manila hotel?
(When will the taxi arrive from the Manila hotel?)

Kailan aalis ang bapor para sa Palawan?
(When will the ship leave for Palawan?)

Anong oras ang alis ng dyip para sa Bulacan?
(What time is the departure for Bulacan?)

Anong oras ang dating ng awto para sa Laguna?
(What time is the arrival of the car for Laguna?)

Kailan ang dating ng bus mula sa Rizal Park?
(When is the arrival of the bus from Rizal Park?)

Exercise 8: Ask These Questions in Tagalog

Ask the following questions in Tagalog, then listen to the confirmation.

What time is the arrival of the train at Baguio?

Anong oras ang dating ng tren sa Baguio?

When will the ship leave for Mindanao?

Kailan aalis ang bapor para sa Mindanaw?

What time is the arrival of the bus at Quezon School?

Anong oras ang dating ng bus sa Quezon School?

When will the minibus arrive at Manila?

Kailan ang darating ng minibus sa Maynila?

When will the launch leave for Palawan?

Kailan aalis ang lantsa para sa Palawan?

When will the jeepney arrive from Bulacan?

Kailan darating ang dyip mula sa Bulacan?

Exercise 9: Learn More Tagalized Spanish

In order to understand arrival and departure times and prices of tickets, you’ll need to learn some more Tagalized Spanish numbers.

Listen and repeat.

beynte, 20
beynte uno, 21
beynte dos, 22
beynte tres, 23
beynte otso, 28

treynta, 30
treyntay uno, 31
treyntay dos, 32
treyntay singko, 35

kuwarentay uno, 41
kuwarentay dos, 42
kuwarentay siyete, 47

singkuwenta, 50
singkuwentay uno, 51
singkuwentay dos, 52
singkuwentay nuwebe, 59

sisenta, 60
sisentay uno, 61
sisentay dos, 62

Exercise 10: Saying the Time

The answer to “anong oras na?” has two forms. One for anytime including one o’clock and another form for all the other hours.

“One o’clock” is “ala una“.

REPEAT

ala una
ala una

But for two o’clock you say “alas dos

REPEAT

alas dos
alas dos

Look at the clock faces in your book as you repeat the times shown.

Alas tres  (3:00)
Alas sais (6:00)
Ala una (1:00)
Alas dose (12:00)
Alas singko (5:00)
Alas kuwatro (4:00)

Exercise 11: Saying ‘Exactly’ as in Exact Time

To say “exactly” you use “impunto“.

Listen and repeat.

Alas dos impunto. (exactly 2 o’clock)

Ala una impunto. (exactly 1 o’clock)

Alas nuwebe impunto. (exactly 9 o’clock)

Alas diyes impunto. (exactly 10 o’clock)

Alas otso impunto. (exactly 8 o’clock)

Alas siyete impunto. (exactly 7 o’clock)

Alas onse impunto. (exactly 11 o’clock)

Exercise 12: Telling Time Past the Hour

Telling the time past the hour has two forms. One way is to add the number of minutes after the hour.

For example

ala uno singko,  1:05

alas dos trese, 2:13

Another way is to say the number of minutes past the hour.

For example:

singko minuto pasado ala una; (five minutes past one)

trese minuto pasado alas dos; (thirteen minutes past two)

Remember that “minuto” is both plural and singular.

Listen and repeat the times on the clock shown in your book.

Ala una beynte-singko. (or Beynte singko minuto pasado ala una.)

Alas sais singko. (or Singko minuto pasado alas sais.)

Ala una kinse. (or Kinse minuto pasado ala una.)

Alas singko diyes. (or Diyes minuto pasado alas singko.)

Alas kuwatro beynte. (or Beynte minuto pasado alas kuwatro.)

Alas dose beynte-singko. (or Beynte singko minuto pasado alas dose.)

Exercise 13: Expressing Half-Hours

Now, let’s see how half-hours are expressed.

For example, “It’s eight-thirty” is “alas otso treynta

Or, you could say “alas otso y medya” which means “it’s half past eight”

REPEAT

medya
medya

y medya
y medya

alas otso y medya
alas otso y medya

You already know how to say “fifteen past the hour”.

For example, “it’s fifteen past one” is “ala una kinse

“It’s quarter past one” is “ala una y kuwarto

REPEAT

y kuwarto
y kuwarto

“It’s a quarter past three” is “alas tres y kuwarto

REPEAT

alas tres y kuwarto
alas tres y kuwarto

Be sure to make the distinction between four (kuwatro) and quarter (kuwarto).

REPEAT

Kuwatro
Kuwatro

Kuwarto
Kuwarto

Listen and repeat the times shown in your book.

Alas nuwebe y medya  (9:30)

Alas siyete y kuwarto (7:15)

Ala una treynta (1:30)

Alas dose y medya (2:30)

Alas kuwatro y medya (4:30)

Alas sais kinse (6:15)

Alas dose treynta (2:30)

Alas dos y medya (2:30)

Ala una y kuwarto (1:15)

Alas tres y medya (3:30)

Exercise 14: Practice Saying Times

Say in Tagalized Spanish the times shown on the clock faces in your book.

(7:20)   Alas siyete beynte. 

(2:15)  Alas dose kinse (or Alas dose y kuwarto)

(1:05)  Ala una singko

(3:30) Alas tres y medya (or Alas tres treynta)

(9:10)  Alas nuwebe diyes

(11:25)  Alas onse beynte singko

(1:15)  Ala una y kuwarto (or Ala una kinse)

(6:20)  Alas sais beynte

Exercise 15: Saying Minutes Before the Hour

To say minutes of the hour, use “menos” and “para

The word “menos” is literally “minus” or “less”.

Para” is “before” or “to”.

For example, “Ten minutes to twelve” is “Menos diyes para sa alas dose

REPEAT

Menos diyes para alas dose.
Menos diyes para alas dose.

Listen to and repeat the times shown in your book.

Menos kuwarto para alas tres.

Menos beynte para ala una.

Menos diyes para alas kuwatro.

Menos singko para ala una.

Menos kuwarto para alas dos.

Menos beynte para alas nuwebe.

Exercise 16: Listening Comprehension Practice

Say in English the times you hear.

Alas tres.

It’s three o’clock (3:00)

Alas siyete diyes

It’s ten past seven. (7:10)

Menos kuwatro para alas nuwebe.

It’s quarter til nine. (8:45)

Ala una y medya.

It’s one-thirty. (1:30)

Alas onse singko.

It’s five past eleven. (11:05)

Menos beynte para alas dose.

It’s twenty minutes to twelve. (11:40)

Ala una impunto.

It’s exactly one o’clock. (1:00)

Alas kuwatro y medya.

It’s four thirty. (4:30)

Alas sais kinse.

It’s six fifteen (6:15)

Alas diyes beynte singko.

It’s ten twenty-five (10:25)

Exercise 17: Practice Saying Times

Use the numbered clock faces in your book to say what time it is.

After each of your responses listen to the correct answer.

Ready?

4:00

Alas kuwatro (or Alas kuwatro impunto)

9:15

Alas nuwebe y kuwarto (or Alas nuwebe kinse)

11:30

Alas dose y medya (or Alas dose treynta)

9:45

Menos kuwarto para alas nuwebe (or Alas otso kuwarentay singko)

1:25

Ala una beynte singko.

5:40

Menos beynte para alas sais. (or Alas singko kuwarenta)

Exercise 18: Practice Asking About and Using Time

Listen and repeat the sentences in this exercise.

Anong oras aalis ang tren para sa Tayabas?
(What time will the train leave for Tayabas?)

Aalis ang tren sa alas kuwatro y medya.
(The train will leave at 4:30.)

Kailan aalis ang tren para sa Tutuban Station?
(When will the train leave for Tutuban Station?)

Aalis ang tren sa alas singko y kuwarto.
(The train will leave at 5:15.)

Anong oras darating ang eroplano mula sa America?
(What time will the airplane arrive from America?)

Darating ang eroplano sa alas siyete beynte.
(The plane will arrive at 7:20.)

Kailan darating ang eroplano mula sa Cebu?
(When will the airplane arrive from Cebu?)

Darating ang eroplano sa alas nuwebe kinse.
(The plane will arrive at 9:15.)

Exercise 19: Listening Comprehension Practice

Say each of the following sentences in English. Then listen for confirmation.

Aalis ang tren sa alas kuwatro y medya.

The train will leave at four thirty (4:30)

Aalis ang bus sa ala una impunto.

The bus will leave at exactly one o’clock.

Aalis ang eroplano sa menos kuwarto para sa alas dose.

The airplane will leave at quarter to twelve. (11:45)

Aalis ang tren sa alas siyete beynte.

The train will leave at seven twenty. (7:20)

Aalis ang bus sa alas diyes.

The bus will leave at ten (o’clock). (10:00)

Darating ang bus sa diyes minuto sa pasado ala una.

The bus will arrive at ten minutes past one (o’clock). (1:10)

Darating ang eroplano sa alas onse y medya.

The plane will arrive at eleven thirty. (11:30)

Darating ang tren sa alas dose impunto.

The train will arrive at twelve o’clock exactly.

Darating ang bus sa menos kuwarto para alas nuwebe.

The bus will arrive at quarter til nine. (8:45)

Darating ang eroplano sa beynte minuto pasado alas tres.

The airplane will arrive at twenty minutes past three. (3:20)

Exercise 20: Practice Asking for a Round Trip Ticket

Let’s practice asking for a ‘tiket na balikan‘ (round trip ticket).

For example, if you hear ‘Bulacan’ say, “Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Bulacan.

Ready?

Zambales

Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Zambales.

Cavite

Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Cavite.

Pampanga

Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Pampanga.

Pangasinan

Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Pangasinan.

Abra

Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Abra.

Bohol

Isang tiket na balikan nga para sa Bohol.

Exercise 21: Asking About One-Way Tickets

If you need a one-way ticket, say “ticket na deretso“.

Deretso“, you remember means “straight”.

REPEAT

Deretso
Deretso

tiket na deretso
tiket na deretso

In this exercise, practice asking “how much (magkano) a one-way ticket is”.

For example, if you hear “Baguio”, you say “Magkano ang isang tiket na deretso sa Baguio?

Ready?

Maynila

Magkano ang isang tiket na deretso sa Maynila?

Cavite

Magkano ang isang tiket na deretso sa Cavite?

Laguna

Magkano ang isang tiket na deretso sa Laguna?

Exercise 22: Asking About the Fare

To ask the fare you say, “Magkano ang pasahe?

In this exercise you will practice asking the fare to various places.

For example, if you hear “Admiral Hotel” you say, “Magkano ang pasahe sa Admiral Hotel?

Ready?

Rizal Park

Magkano ang pasahe sa Rizal Park?

Philippine Village Casino Hotel

Magkano ang pasahe sa Philippine Village Casino Hotel?

Nayon Filipino

Magkano ang pasahe sa Nayon Filipino?

Sulu Restaurant

Magkano ang pasahe sa Sulu Restaurant?

Philippine Plaza Hotel

Magkano ang pasahe sa Philippine Plaza Hotel?

Manila Zoo

Magkano ang pasahe sa Manila Zoo?

Exercise 23: Listening Comprehension Practice – Numbers

Listen and translate the following numbers you hear into English.

Kuwarentay sinko pesos at sisenta sentimos.
(forty-five pesos and sixty centavos, P45.60)

Singkuwentay siyente pesos at beynte otso sentimos.
(fifty-seven pesos and twenty-eight centavos, P57.28)

Beynte sinko pesos at treynte dos sentimos.
(twenty-five pesos and thirty-two centavos, P25.32)

Treynte uno pesos at kuwatro sentimos.
(thirty-one pesos and four centavos, P31.04)

Sisenta pesos.
(sixty pesos, P60.00)

Beynte dos pesos at diyes sentimos.
(twenty-two pesos and ten centavos, P22.10)

Nuwebe sentimos.
(nine centavos, P0.09)

Dos pesos at singkuwentay sais sentimos.
(two pesos and fifty-six centavos, P2.56)

Exercise 24: Pronunciation Practice – Numbers

Now, let’s practice saying the following Filipino numbers. Listen carefully to the pronunciation of each one; then try to say it exactly as it’s said.

Let’s begin.

dalawampu (20)
tatlumpu’t isa (31)
dalawampu’t isa (21)
tatlumpu’t dalawa (32)
dalawampu’t dalawa (22)
tatlumpu’t siyam (39)
dalawampu’t tatlo (23)
apatnapu (40)
tatlumpu (30)

Exercise 25: Practice Speaking Fare Amounts

Repeat the following phrases. Notice that with Tagalog numbers peso becomes “piso” and “centavo” becomes “sentimo“.

piso” is both singular and plural.

Begin.

tatlumpung piso. – P 30.00
tatlumpung piso at pitong sentimo(s) – P 30.07
dalawampung piso at tatlumpung sentimo(s) – P 20.30
animnapu’t limang piso at limampung sentimo(s) – P 65.50
apatnapung piso at animapung sentimo(s) – P40.60

Exercise 26: Listening Comprehension – Fares

You will hear more phrases containing transportation prices. Say only the prices you hear in English.

Tatlumpung piso para sa dalawang tiket balikan.
(thirty pesos for two round-trip tickets, P30.00)

Animnapung sentimos para sa deretsong tiket sa Baclaran.
(sixty centavos for one-way ticket to Baclaran., P0.60)

Labinlimang piso para sa taksi.
(fifteen pesos for a taxi., P15.00)

Apatnapung piso at limapung sentimos para sa pasahe sa Baguio.
(forty pesos and fifty centavos for fare to Baguio., P40.50)

Tatlumpung piso at dalawampung sentimos para sa pasahe sa Maynila.
(thirty pesos and twenty centavos for fare to Manila., P30.20)

Exercise 27: “Say in Tagalog” Practice

Say the following in Tagalog.

Three tickets please.
Tatlong tiket nga po.

Five tickets please for baclaran.
Limang tiket nga po para sa baclaran.

What time is the arrival?
Anong oras ang dating?

How much is the fare for Olongapo?
Magakano’ng pasahe para sa Olongapo?

Many thanks.
Maraming salamat.

Exercise 28: Signs at a Bus or Train Station

You will see in your book some signs you might see at a bus or train station.

Listen and repeat.

pasukan (entrance)

labasan (exit)

hintayin (waiting room, or area)

reserbasyon (reservation)

impormasyon (information)

babae (women)

lalaki (men)

bagahe (baggage room)

kargada (baggage)

opisina (office)

paradahan (parking)

Exercise 29: Asking Directions for Inside a Building

To ask for the restroom you use “C.R.” which is short for “comfort room”.

Let’s practice some of the words you just learned. If you hear “restroom” say, “Pupunta ako sa C.R.

Let’s begin.

waiting room

Pupunta ako sa hintayin.

restroom

Pupunta ako sa C.R.

baggage room

Pupunta ako sa bagahe.

Information desk

Pupunta ako sa impormasyon.

Reservation desk

Pupunta ako sa reserbasyon

Office

Pupunta ako sa opisina.

Exercise 30: Conversation for Listening Comprehension Practice

Dave: Pupunta ba ito sa White Rock Beach?
Drlver: Hindi. Magdyip ka sa may Victory Station.
Dave: Pupunta ba ito sa Victory Station?
Driver: Oo.
Dave: Magkano?
Drlver: Espesyal?
Dave: Hindi.
Drlver: Piso.
Dave: Malayo ba ang White Rock?
Driver: Mga beynte minuto mula sa Victory Station.

Alan’s Notes for Exercise 30:

Espesyal – special. If you ride “special,” the jeepney becomes a taxi taking you directly to your destination without picking up passengers. It can cost significantly more than the normal fare; i.e., a 65 centavos’ ride can
be as much as 10-15 pesos.

Self Evaluation Quiz

This is the self evaluation quiz.

You will hear ten situations. Respond to each situation during the pause provided.

Ready?

SITUATION 1: You are going on a trip. Ask for a round-trip ticket for Baguio.

Isang tiket na balikan para sa Baguio.

SITUATION 2: You are taking a bus to Manila. Ask how much a one-way ticket to Manila is.

Magkano ba ang isang tiket na deretso para sa Maynila?

SITUATION 3: You want to fly to Baguio. How would you ask “What time does the plane leave for Baguio?”

Anong oras aalis ang eroplano para sa Baguio? (or Anong oras ang alis ang eroplano para sa Baguio?)

SITUATION 4: After buying your ticket, you want to say “Thank you very much.” What would you say?

Maraming salamat po.

SITUATION 5: You don’t have a watch. How do you ask someone for the time?

Anong oras na?

SITUATION 6: You want to know at what time the bus will arrive from Manila. How would you ask the bus conductor?

Ano’ng oras ang dating ng bus mula sa Maynila? (Ano’ng oras darating ang bus mula sa Maynila?)

SITUATION 7: You’ve just asked the conductor for the departure time of the bus.

He answers “Alas dos kinse“. What did he say?

Two fifteen (2:15)

Alas onse y medya.” What did he say?

Eleven thirty (11:30)

SITUATION 8: You ask the fare and the bus conductor says, “kinse pesos at beynte sentimos“. What did he say?

Fifteen pesos and twenty centavos (P50.20)

SITUATION 9: The conductor says, “Sisenta pisos at beynte dos sentimos“. What did he say?

Sixty pesos and thirty-two centavos.

SITUATION 10: The bus conductor says, “Dalawampung piso at limanpung sentimos

Twenty pesos and fifty centavos.

As always, I suggest you work through the exercises in this lesson several times until you feel comfortable with the material.

Then, after you feel you did well in the self evaluation quiz, you will be ready to move on to lesson 6.

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