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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Filipino Season 1, Lesson 12 - Asking What Someone is Doing. In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask and answer the question "What are you doing?" in Filipino.
Body
John: Here's the informal way to ask "What are you doing?" in Filipino.
Camille: [Normal] Anong ginagawa mo?
John: First is a word meaning "what."
Camille: [Normal] anong [Slow] anong
John: Next is the word meaning "doing."
Camille: [Normal] ginagawa [Slow] ginagawa
John: Last is the word meaning "you."
Camille: [Normal] mo [Slow] mo
John: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning "What are you doing?"
Camille: [Slow] Anong ginagawa mo? [Normal] Anong ginagawa mo?
John: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, "What are you doing?"
Camille: [Normal] Ano pong ginagawa ninyo?
John: First is a word meaning "what."
Camille: [Normal] Ano [Slow] Ano
John: Next is a word indicating politeness.
Camille: [Normal] pong [Slow] pong
John: Next is the word meaning "doing."
Camille: [Normal] ginagawa [Slow] ginagawa
John: Last is the word meaning "you," plural.
Camille: [Normal] ninyo [Slow] ninyo
John: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning "What are you doing?"
Camille: [Slow] Ano pong ginagawa ninyo? [Normal] Ano pong ginagawa ninyo?
John: Here's a response meaning "I am studying."
Camille: [Normal] Nagaaral ako.
John: First is a word meaning "studying."
Camille: [Normal] nagaaral [Slow] nagaaral
John: Last is the word meaning "I."
Camille: [Normal] ako [Slow] ako
John: Listen again to the response, "I am studying."
Camille: [Slow] Nagaaral ako. [Normal] Nagaaral ako.
John: Here's a response meaning, "I'm doing nothing special."
Camille: [Normal] Wala naman po akong ginagawang mahalaga.
John: First is a phrase meaning "nothing."
Camille: [Normal] Wala naman [Slow] Wala naman
John: Next is a word indicating politeness.
Camille: [Normal] po [Slow] po
John: Next is the word meaning "I."
Camille: [Normal] akong [Slow] akong
John: Next is the word meaning "doing."
Camille: [Normal] ginagawang [Slow] ginagawang
John: Last is the word literally meaning "important."
Camille: [Normal] mahalaga [Slow] mahalaga
John: Listen again to the response, "I'm doing nothing special."
Camille: [Slow] Wala naman po akong ginagawang mahalaga. [Normal] Wala naman po akong ginagawang mahalaga.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Camille: In the Philippines when someone asks you what you are doing, they're usually not only interested in your current status but also in your future plans.

Outro

John: And that's all for this lesson. Don't forget to check out the lesson notes, and we'll see you in the next lesson!
Camille: Maraming salamat!

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