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Tagalog for Beginners : An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of The Philippines - Joi Barrios

Tagalog for Beginners

An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of The Philippines

Paperback Published: 30th June 2011
ISBN: 9780804841269
Number Of Pages: 352

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Tagalog for Beginners is a straightforward and user–friendly guide to the Tagalog language.

It is the book to help you learn Tagalog (Filipino) on your own, quickly and accurately—whether you're traveling to the Philippines for a vacation or a business trip, or you have ties to the sizeable Tagalog-speaking community in the U.S., or you're merely a language lover.

From the fascinating history of Philippines' language to how you speak it, join skilled teacher Barrios on a guided introduction—with a practical focus. After journeying through the carefully-paced explanations, conversations, cultural info, and activities in Tagalog for Beginners, learners will be able to use Tagalog (Filipino) in a wide range of everyday situations. From shopping for food to asking directions, from telling time to expressing how you feel, this book gives you the communication skills you need. The MP3 audio-CD helps reinforce pronunciation and improve listening comprehension.

Helpful suggestions guide heritage learners (those of Filipino descent but born outside the Philippines) on how to use the book most effectively for their needs.

Key features include::

  • An accompanying MP3 Audio CD.
  • Realistic dialogues to bring the language to life.
  • Activities and exercises to help you read, write, speak and understand.
  • Notes on the Tagalog language and history.
  • A specific section guides native (heritage) learners and instructors on how to use the book most effectively for their needs.

Pasasalamat (Acknowledgments)p. vi
Introductionp. vii
Ako, Ang Aking Pamilya, at Ang Mga Bagay sa Aking Paligid (Myself, My Family, and Thing's Around Me)
Pagpapakilala (Introductions)p. 1
Fagbati (Greetings)p. 15
Mga Bagay (Objects)p. 26
Pagbisita sa Bahay ng Kaibigan (Visiting a Friend's House)p. 42
Ang Aking mga Gamit (My Things)p. 52
Mga Bayan at Bansa at ang Aking Nasyonalidad (Cities and Towns; Countries and Citizenship)p. 63
Ang Aking Pamilya (My Family)p. 73
AngAming Bahay (OarHouse)p. 84
Ang Aking Komunidad (My Community)
Sa Kalye, sa Lungsod at sa Nayon (On the Street, in the City and in Our Village)p. 93
Pamimili (Shopping)p. 101
Pagpunta sa Eskuwelahan (Going to School)p. 113
Pagdating at Pag-alis (Arrivals and Departures)p. 122
Pag-iiskedyul ng Tagpuan (Scheduling an Appointment)p. 137
Pagbibigay Direksiyon (Giving Directions)p. 152
Pagbabalik-Aral: Pamimili ng Regalo (Review and Expansion Lesson; Buying a Gift)p. 163
Pagpunta sa Salo-salo ng May Kaarawan(Going to a Birthday Party)p. 179
Ang Aking Mga Gawain (My Activities)
Ang Pang-araw-araw kong Buhay (My Everyday Life)p. 191
Ang Aking Bakasyon (My Holiday)p. 207
Pagpaplano (Making Plans)p. 219
Mga Bahagi ng Katawan (Parts of the Body)p. 232
Pagkain (Food)p. 245
Pagbibigay ng Instruksiyon (Giving Instructions)p. 260
Pagbisita sa Bahay ng Kaibigan (Visiting a Friend's House)p. 267
Pabiyahe-biyahe (Going Around)
Paggawa ng Reserbasyon (Making Reservations)p. 275
Pagche-Check In (Checking into a Hotel)p. 287
Pag-arkila ng Sasakyan (Renting a Vehicle)p. 298
Pagpunta sa Bangko (Going to a Bank)p. 307
Paglalarawan ng Tao (Describing a Person)p. 315
pag-upa ng Bahay (Renting a House)p. 324
Paglalarawan ng Damdamin (Expressing One's Feelings)p. 332
Pagsasalaysay ng Pangyayari (Narrating an Incident)p. 341
Pangangatwiran (Reasoning)p. 348
Speaking in Filipino: Notes on the Phonetic Features of the Languagep. 354
Why Filipino and Not Pilipino? A Brief History of Making a Language the National Languagep. 357
Why "D" is "R": Understanding the Filipino Language and Society by Tracing the History of Its Letters
Filipino Grammar for the Beginning Learner
A Culture through Its Words: Vocabulary Notesp. 359
Understanding "Margie": The Filipino Heritage Learnerp. 362
Grammar Indexp. 366
Glossaryp. 368
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ISBN: 9780804841269
ISBN-10: 0804841268
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th June 2011
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.567