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Introduction
John: Welcome to 3-Minute Filipino Season 1, Lesson 7 - Do You Speak English? In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask and answer the question "Do you speak English?" in Filipino.
Body
John: Here's the informal way to ask "Do you speak English?" in Filipino.
Camille: [Normal] Nakakapagsalita ka ng Ingles?
John: First is a word meaning "can speak."
Camille: [Normal] nakakapagsalita [Slow] nakakapagsalita
John: Next is the word meaning "you," in singular form.
Camille: [Normal] ka [Slow] ka
John: Next is the word meaning "in."
Camille: [Normal] ng [Slow] ng
John: Last is the word meaning "English."
Camille: [Normal] ingles [Slow] ingles
John: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning "Do you speak English?"
Camille: [Slow] Nakakapagsalita ka ng Ingles? [Normal] Nakakapagsalita ka ng Ingles?
John: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, "Do you speak English?"
Camille: [Normal] Nakakapagsalita po ba kayo ng Ingles?
John: First is a word meaning "can speak."
Camille: [Normal] nakakapagsalita [Slow] nakakapagsalita
John: Next is a polite phrase indicating a question.
Camille: [Normal] po ba [Slow] po ba
John: Next is the word meaning "you," plural.
Camille: [Normal] kayo [Slow] kayo
John: Next is the word meaning "in."
Camille: [Normal] ng [Slow] ng
John: Last is the word meaning "English."
Camille: [Normal] ingles [Slow] ingles
John: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning "Do you speak English?"
Camille: [Slow] Nakakapagsalita po ba kayo ng Ingles? [Normal] Nakakapagsalita po ba kayo ng Ingles?
John: Here's a response meaning "Yes, I speak English."
Camille: [Normal] Oo, nakakapagsalita ako ng Ingles.
John: First is a word meaning "yes."
Camille: [Normal] oo [Slow] oo
John: Next is the word meaning "can speak."
Camille: [Normal] nakakapagsalita [Slow] nakakapagsalita
John: Next is the word meaning "I."
Camille: [Normal] ako [Slow] ako
John: Next is the word meaning "in."
Camille: [Normal] ng [Slow] ng
John: Last is the word meaning "English."
Camille: [Normal] ingles [Slow] ingles
John: Listen again to the response, "Yes, I speak English."
Camille: [Slow] Oo, nakakapagsalita ako ng Ingles. [Normal] Oo, nakakapagsalita ako ng Ingles.
John: Here's a response meaning, "No, I don't speak English."
Camille: [Normal] Hindi po, hindi po ako nakakapagsalita ng Ingles.
John: First is a polite phrase meaning "no."
Camille: [Normal] hindi po [Slow] hindi po
John: Next is the polite phrase literally meaning "I am not."
Camille: [Normal] hindi po ako [Slow] hindi po ako
John: Next is the word meaning "can speak."
Camille: [Normal] nakakapagsalita [Slow] nakakapagsalita
John: Next is the word meaning "in."
Camille: [Normal] ng [Slow] ng
John: Last is the word meaning "English."
Camille: [Normal] ingles [Slow] ingles
John: Listen again to the response, "No, I don't speak English."
Camille: [Slow] Hindi po, hindi po ako nakakapagsalita ng Ingles. [Normal] Hindi po, hindi po ako nakakapagsalita ng Ingles.
Cultural Insight
John: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Camille: Remember that when speaking with younger Filipinos, it's better to use the word English rather than Ingles because the word Ingles is used mostly for educational or very formal situations.

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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