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INTRODUCTION
Becky:
Terms Referring to Your Special Someone
Becky:
Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com. I'm Becky.
Jay:
And I'm Jay!
Becky:
This is Must-Know Filipino Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 2. In this lesson you'll learn terms referring to your special someone.
Becky:
Filipinos are fond of romantic relationships. No wonder there are several ways to refer to your special someone. These slang terms are used to refer to him or her.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky:
The expressions you’ll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay:
jowa
Jay:
syota
Jay:
forever
Jay:
bi-ef / ji-ef
Becky:
Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay:
jowa
Becky:
When it's used as a slang expression, it means "partner."
Jay:
[SLOW] jowa [NORMAL] jowa
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
jowa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you refer to your boyfriend or girlfriend. Be careful when you use this word; it’s rude when your partner is around. It can give the connotation that you’re not serious about the relationship.
Becky :
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Nabalitaan niyo ba si Angel, may jowa na? Last week lang daw naging sila. [SLOW] Nabalitaan niyo ba si Angel, may jowa na? Last week lang daw naging sila.
Becky:
"Did you hear the news that Angel finally has a boyfriend? They became official just last week."
Jay:
[NORMAL] Nabalitaan niyo ba si Angel, may jowa na? Last week lang daw naging sila.
Becky:
Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay:
syota
Becky:
This is an abbreviation for
Jay:
short taym
Becky:
meaning "short time." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "girlfriend."
Jay:
[SLOW] syota [NORMAL] syota
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
syota
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you refer to your girlfriend. Be careful when you use this word; it’s rude when your partner is around. It also has the connotation that you’re not serious about the relationship.
Becky :
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Yun syota ko pala, nag top sa nursing board exam. Saan ko kaya siya pwedeng ilibre? May suggestion ka ba? [SLOW] Yun syota ko pala, nag top sa nursing board exam. Saan ko kaya siya pwedeng ilibre? May suggestion ka ba?
Becky:
"My girlfriend just topped the professional nursing exam. I wonder where I can treat her? Do you have any suggestions?"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Yun syota ko pala, nag top sa nursing board exam. Saan ko kaya siya pwedeng ilibre? May suggestion ka ba?
Becky:
Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay:
forever
Becky:
literally meaning "forever." When it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be with forever."
Jay:
[SLOW] forever [NORMAL] forever
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
forever
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you describe a relationship that’ll last forever. Since "forever" means "no end," this term is now associated with love. This refers to someone that one hopes to be with for the rest of his or her life.
Becky :
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Nakahanap ka na ba ng forever mo? Pakilala mo sa akin ha, kung meron na. [SLOW] Nakahanap ka na ba ng forever mo? Pakilala mo sa akin ha, kung meron na.
Becky:
"Have you found someone you want to be with forever? Introduce him to me ok, if you find one."
Jay:
[NORMAL] Nakahanap ka na ba ng forever mo? Pakilala mo sa akin ha, kung meron na.
Becky:
Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay:
bi-ef / ji-ef
Becky:
These expressions derive from the acronyms BF and GF, meaning “boyfriend and girlfriend,” respectively. So when it's used as a slang expression, it means "boyfriend / girlfriend."
Jay:
[SLOW] bi-ef / ji-ef [NORMAL] bi-ef / ji-ef
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
bi-ef / ji-ef
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you refer to your boyfriend or girlfriend. This is a neutral slang term. It doesn't have a negative connotation. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Mabait ang ji-ef ko. Lagi akong dinadalhan ng pagkain tuwing nagkikita kami. [SLOW] Mabait ang ji-ef ko. Lagi akong dinadalhan ng pagkain tuwing nagkikita kami.
Becky:
"My girlfriend is kind. She's always bringing me food every time we meet."
Jay:
[NORMAL] Mabait ang ji-ef ko. Lagi akong dinadalhan ng pagkain tuwing nagkikita kami.
QUIZ
Becky:
Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Becky:
You show your girlfriend’s photo to your male friends. Your girlfriend is not around. You call her your?
Jay:
syota
Becky:
"girlfriend"
Becky:
You refer to your boyfriend with this term to your female friends when he’s not around. He is your?
Jay:
jowa
Becky:
"partner"
Becky:
You and your girlfriend bumped into one of your high school friends. You introduce her as your?
Jay:
bi-ef / ji-ef
Becky:
"boyfriend / girlfriend"
Becky:
You are serious about a relationship with your boyfriend. You assume he is your?
Jay:
forever
Becky:
"to be with forever"

Outro

Becky:
There you have it; you have mastered four Filipino Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FilipinoPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jay:
Hanggang sa muling pagkikita, paalam!

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