Go Filipino: Let's Learn Tagalog

Go Filipino: Let's Learn Tagalog

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 with you. Whether you are visiting the country for business or pleasure, married or dating someone from the Philippines, an English-speaking Filipino trying to find their ethnic identity, or just trying to learn something new, this podcast is for you. It features lessons and exercises that would help you understand the Tagalog language and (hopefully) speak like native Pinoys.

Episodes

November 15, 2022 36 min
After the I- Benefactive Verbal Aspects, we now learn how the IPAG- Benefactive Focus Verbs are expressed if the action happened, is currently happening, and is anticipated to happen.

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The verbal aspects of I- Benefactive Focus Verbs are similar to that of I- Object Focus Verbs. They are, however, different when it comes to their respective sentence structures.

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October 15, 2022 31 min
Let's spice up our Tagalog course with a special topic every 10 episodes, beginning with an introduction to Tagalog slang words.

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August 18, 2021 57 min
While the verbal aspects of -AN Object Focus Verbs and -AN Locative Focus Verbs are similar, the difference lies in their functions and sentence structures. This lesson centers on the -AN Locative Verbal Aspects.

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August 10, 2021 56 min
The verbal aspects of -AN Object Focus Verbs and -AN Locative Focus Verbs share the same pattern. The difference lies in sentence structure. We will focus on the -AN Object Verbal Aspects first, while we will learn about the -AN Locative Verbal Aspects in the next lesson.

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The verbal aspects of I- Object Focus Verbs are mostly similar to that of -IN Object Focus Verbs, but with an added twist.

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June 25, 2021 48 min
We now shift to learning the verbal aspects of object focus verbs, starting with action words that use the -IN suffix.

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May 1, 2021 63 min
This lesson covers the verbal aspects of MANG- Actor Focus Verbs. The MANG- prefix has a unique feature: it morphs depending on the first letter of the root word.

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April 15, 2021 34 min
First of all, #StopAAPIHate.

This lesson covers the verbal aspects of both MA actor focus verbs and MA object focus verbs. While they share the same prefix and follow the same verbal aspect pattern, they are completely different from one another. Listen up and find out how. This episode also features a Patreon-exclusive lesson about the MA occasional verb aspects.

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March 9, 2021 47 min
Now that we have learned how verbal aspects work, let's discuss how they are applied to MAG actor focus verbs.

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February 13, 2021 45 min
We now move on to learning the Tagalog verbal aspects, which work like verb tenses in the English language but with slight differences. We will then learn about how to express the UM actor focus verbs if the action happened in the past, present, future, or recently.

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This lesson talks about the last batch of verbal focus, namely: Benefactive (which uses the I- or IPAG- prefixes), Instrumental (which uses the IPANG-, IPAM- or IPAN- prefixes), and Causative/ Rational (which uses the IKA- prefix).

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Apart from the -AN suffix, Locative Focus Verbs use the -IN suffix and the PAG-AN affix combination.

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December 30, 2020 59 min
(NOTE: This episode was originally published on Patreon on October 28, 2020.)

Another function of the -AN suffix is to create locative focus verbs. How can you tell it apart from the -AN object focus verbs? Listen to this lesson to find out.

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December 7, 2020 35 min
(NOTE: This episode was originally published on Patreon on September 30, 2020.)

The -AN suffix has many functions, one of which is to turn root words into object focus verbs.

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August 28, 2020 31 min
This batch of Tagalog Object Focus Verbs features the use of the MA- prefix, which we previously used to create adjectives and Actor Focus Verbs.

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August 15, 2020 37 min
We continue our lesson about Object Focus Verbs, this time concentrating on the I- prefix.

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July 13, 2020 45 min
Everything in a Tagalog sentence shifts depending on where the focus marker is placed. This lesson is the first of our series about Object Focus Verbs, which are used if the focus of the sentence is at the direct object.

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It is time to pay attention to the most difficult part of learning the Tagalog language: verbs. In this lesson, we learn about the Actor Focus Verbs or how to conjugate verb roots if the focus of the sentence is the doer of the action.

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June 13, 2020 57 min
This episode focuses on the Tagalog word for "how many." We will also focus on why Filipinos need to open a discussion about why Black lives matter.

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