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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Filipino Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking Directions. In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask and understand basic directions in Filipino.
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John: Here's the informal way to ask "Where is the station?" in Filipino.
Camille: [Normal] Saan ang istasyon?
John: First is a word meaning "where."
Camille: [Normal] saan [Slow] saan
John: Next is the word meaning "the."
Camille: [Normal] ang [Slow] ang
John: Last is the word meaning "station."
Camille: [Normal] istasyon [Slow] istasyon
John: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning "Where is the station?"
Camille: [Slow] Saan ang istasyon? [Normal] Saan ang istasyon?
John: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to say, "Go straight."
Camille: [Normal] Dumiretso po kayo.
John: First is a word meaning "go straight."
Camille: [Normal] dumiretso [Slow] dumiretso
John: Next is a word indicating politeness.
Camille: [Normal] po [Slow] po
John: Last is the word meaning "you," plural.
Camille: [Normal] kayo [Slow] kayo
John: Listen again to the formal way to say "Go straight."
Camille: [Slow] Dumiretso po kayo. [Normal] Dumiretso po kayo.
John: Here's an informal response meaning "Turn right."
Camille: [Normal] Liko ka sa kanan.
John: First is a word meaning "turn."
Camille: [Normal] liko [Slow] liko
John: Next is the word meaning "you."
Camille: [Normal] ka [Slow] ka
John: Next is the word meaning "to."
Camille: [Normal] sa [Slow] sa
John: Last is the word meaning "right."
Camille: [Normal] kanan [Slow] kanan
John: Listen again to the response, "Turn right."
Camille: [Slow] Liko ka sa kanan. [Normal] Liko ka sa kanan.
John: Here's a polite response meaning, "Turn left."
Camille: [Normal] Lumiko po kayo sa kaliwa.
John: First is a word meaning "turn."
Camille: [Normal] lumiko [Slow] lumiko
John: Next is a word indicating politeness.
Camille: [Normal] po [Slow] po
John: Next is the word meaning "you," plural.
Camille: [Normal] kayo [Slow] kayo
John: Next is the word meaning "to."
Camille: [Normal] sa [Slow] sa
John: Last is the word meaning "left."
Camille: [Normal] kaliwa [Slow] kaliwa
John: Listen again to the response, "Turn left."
Camille: [Slow] Lumiko po kayo sa kaliwa. [Normal] Lumiko po kayo sa kaliwa.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Camille: If you get lost in the Philippines, keep in mind that it's better to ask the police or shop personnel for directions.

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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you know any other phrases you can use to give directions? Write them in the comments!

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Hi Mike,


Good questions! In the same context where you were instructing someone as of the moment, it won't matter if you use "liko" or "lumiko" but if the context was specific to a tense, it would matter. For example, past tense, you'd use "lumiko siya" - he turned and not "liko siya." Salamat!


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Mike
Thursday at 03:17 AM
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I noticed that in phrase 3, you used "Liko" for "Turn" (Liko ka sa kanan), but in phrase 4, "Liko" becomes "Lumiko" for Turn (Lumiko po kayo sa kaliwa). Does it matter if I use "Liko" instead of "Lumiko", or is there a reason that "Lumiko" should be used over just "Liko"? Thank you in advance!