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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Filipino Season 1, Lesson 25 - On the Phone. In this lesson, you'll learn basic vocabulary for talking on the phone in Filipino.
Body
John: Here's the informal way to say "Hello." when answering the phone in Filipino.
Camille: [Normal] Hello.
John: This expression has only one word meaning "hello."
Camille: [Normal] hello [Slow] hello
John: Listen again to the informal word meaning "Hello."
Camille: [Slow] Hello. [Normal] Hello.
John: Now, let's see the formal way to say "This is Erica."
Camille: [Normal] Si Erica po ito.
John: First is the word indicating the topic, usually translated as "is."
Camille: [Normal] Si [Slow] Si
John: Next is the person's first name, in this case "Erica."
Camille: [Normal] Erica [Slow] Erica
John: Next is a word indicating politeness.
Camille: [Normal] po [Slow] po
John: Last is the word meaning "this."
Camille: [Normal] ito [Slow] ito
John: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning "This is Erica."
Camille: [Slow] Si Erica po ito. [Normal] Si Erica po ito.
John: Next is the formal way to ask "May I talk to Mary?"
Camille: [Normal] Pwede ko pong makausap si Mary?
John: First is a phrase meaning "may I."
Camille: [Normal] pwede ko [Slow] pwede ko
John: Next is a word indicating politeness.
Camille: [Normal] pong [Slow] pong
John: Next is the word meaning "to talk."
Camille: [Normal] makausap [Slow] makausap
John: Next is the word indicating the topic, usually translated as "is."
Camille: [Normal] si [Slow] si
John: Last is the name of the person you wish to talk with, in this case, "Mary."
Camille: [Normal] Mary [Slow] Mary
John: Listen again to the formal question meaning "May I talk to Mary?"
Camille: [Slow] Pwede ko pong makausap si Mary? [Normal] Pwede ko pong makausap si Mary?
John: Finally, here is an informal way to say "I'll call again later."
Camille: [Normal] Tatawag ulit ako mamaya.
John: First is a word meaning "will call."
Camille: [Normal] tatawag [Slow] tatawag
John: Next is the word meaning "again."
Camille: [Normal] ulit [Slow] ulit
John: Next is the word meaning "I."
Camille: [Normal] ako [Slow] ako
John: Last is the word meaning "later."
Camille: [Normal] mamaya [Slow] mamaya
John: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning "I'll call again later."
Camille: [Slow] Tatawag ulit ako mamaya. [Normal] Tatawag ulit ako mamaya.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Camille: Unless you know the other person, always be sure to use po as a sign of respect to the person you're talking to.

Outro

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

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