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Beginner Season 1 Lesson 15 - Getting Some Friendly Filipino Advice
INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com. This is Beginner, Season 1, Lesson 15 - Getting Some Friendly Filipino Advice. Eric Here.
Erica: I'm Erica.
Eric: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to give advice and express certainty. The conversation takes place inside the men's washroom.
Erica: It's between John, Carlo and Jean.
Eric: The speakers are friends, so they will use informal Filipino. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Carlo: Kamusta na kayo ni Ana?
John: Hmmm.. mabait siya sa akin pero hindi ako sigurado kung gusto niya ako.
Jean: Dapat alamin mo ang mga gusto niya at mga paborito niyang bagay.
John: Pagkatapos? Anong gagawin ko?
Carlo: Dapat una tanungin mo siya kung may boyfriend na siya
John: Ah! Hindi ko pa natatanong iyon!
Jean: Kung wala pa siyang boyfriend, tanungin mo rin kung anong tipo niyang lalaki.
Carlo: Tsaka kung mayroon kayong parehong hilig gawin...
John: Ah... ganoon pala dapat...
Jean: Ano na ba ang mga napag-usapan ninyo bago kami dumating?
John: Wala pa masyado. Kakatapos lang naming umorder nang dumating kayo eh.
Carlo: Talaga? Naku pasensya ka na John! Naistorbo namin kayo. Haha!
Eric: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Carlo: Kamusta na kayo ni Ana?
John: Hmmm.. mabait siya sa akin pero hindi ako sigurado kung gusto niya ako.
Jean: Dapat alamin mo ang mga gusto niya at mga paborito niyang bagay.
John: Pagkatapos? Anong gagawin ko?
Carlo: Dapat una tanungin mo siya kung may boyfriend na siya
John: Ah! Hindi ko pa natatanong iyon!
Jean: Kung wala pa siyang boyfriend, tanungin mo rin kung anong tipo niyang lalaki.
Carlo: Tsaka kung mayroon kayong parehong hilig gawin...
John: Ah... ganoon pala dapat...
Jean: Ano na ba ang mga napag-usapan ninyo bago kami dumating?
John: Wala pa masyado. Kakatapos lang naming umorder nang dumating kayo eh.
Carlo: Talaga? Naku pasensya ka na John! Naistorbo namin kayo. Haha!
Eric: Listen to the conversation with the English translation
Carlo: How are you and Ana?
John: Hmmm... she's nice to me but I'm not sure if she likes me.
Jean: You should find out what her interests and favorite things are.
John: Then? What will I do?
Carlo: First, you should ask her if she already has a boyfriend.
John: Ah! I haven't asked her that yet!
Jean: If she doesn't have a boyfriend yet, you should also ask her what kind of men she likes.
Carlo: And if you have the same interests....
John: Ah... is that how it should be...
Jean: What have you already talked about before we arrived?
John: Nothing much yet. We had just finished ordering when you came.
Carlo: Really? Oh, sorry John! We interrupted you. Haha!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eric: It sounds like things are moving slowly for John and Ana.
Erica: Or not moving at all!
Eric: Yeah, maybe! What is dating like in the Philippines? John was getting lots of advice from Carlo and Jean in this dialogue.
Erica: They gave him some good advice, I think! It’s usually the guy that asks the girl to go out with him.
Eric: Does the guy pay?
Erica: Traditionally, like most other places in the world I think, yes. If the girl insists that she’ll pay half then they will split the bill, but usually it’s the guy.
Eric: Are there any special, secret techniques John could use to win over Ana?
Erica: Well, Filipinos are romantic! And they like it when people express genuine interest in what they like doing. They also go on vacations together, and try new hobbies together.
Eric: Sounds fun! Traditionally, how do Filipino guys ask girls out?
Erica: Well, traditionally they serenade them.
Eric: Really? Do they still do that now?
Erica: I think so. When you watch Filipino romantic movies, you still see the leading men doing that with their love interests. Singing is a big part of Filipino culture. Everyone loves to sing.
Eric: How do you ask someone to be your girlfriend? Or boyfriend?
Erica:That would be Sagutin mo na ako. Literally, that means “Please answer me.” But it’s taken to mean, “Please be my girlfriend/boyfriend.”
Eric: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is..
Erica: mabait [natural native speed]
Eric: kind
Erica: mabait[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: mabait [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Erica: sigurado [natural native speed]
Eric: sure
Erica: sigurado[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: sigurado [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Erica: alamin [natural native speed]
Eric: to find out, to know
Erica: alamin[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: alamin [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Erica: paborito [natural native speed]
Eric: favorite
Erica: paborito[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: paborito [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Erica: naku [natural native speed]
Eric: oh
Erica: naku[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: naku [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Erica: tanong [natural native speed]
Eric: question
Erica: tanong[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: tanong [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have...
Erica: bagay [natural native speed]
Eric: thing
Erica: bagay[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: bagay [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have...
Erica: dapat [natural native speed]
Eric: should
Erica: dapat[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: dapat [natural native speed]
Eric: Next we have..
Erica: tipo [natural native speed]
Eric: type, kind
Erica: tipo[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: tipo [natural native speed]
Eric: And last..
Erica: bago [natural native speed]
Eric: before
Erica: bago[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Erica: bago [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Eric: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is..
Erica: hindi sigurado
Eric: meaning "not sure,” “uncertain"
Eric: This is a two-word phrase, so can you break it down for us?
Erica: The first word is hindi, which means “no” or “not”.
Eric: And the second word?
Erica: Is the adjective sigurado, which means “certain”.
Eric: And together they mean “uncertain.”
Erica: We use this to say that we are not sure about someone or something.
Eric: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Erica: Sure. For example, you can say.. Hindi sigurado na makikita ko siya.
Eric: ..which means "It's not sure that I will see him / her." Okay, what's the next word?
Erica: naku
Eric: meaning "oh"
Eric: Just one little word this time.
Erica: That’s right, and it’s an interjection that can be used to express a variety of feelings.
Eric: Such as?
Erica: Surprise, annoyance or feeling worried.
Eric: As it’s an interjection, is it okay to use it in situations that are formal?
Erica: It’s fine! There is even a more polite form - naku po.
Eric: Can you give us an example using this word?
Erica: For example, you can say.. Naku! Anong nangyayari doon?
Eric: .. which means "Oh! What is happening there?"
Eric: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to give advice and express certainty.
Eric: In the key vocabulary and phrases section of this lesson, we introduced a phrase to say you are uncertain.
Erica: That’s right, it was hindi sigurado.
Eric: Now, we’ll expand on that a little more.
Erica: The keyword for expressing certainty is the second word that I just said - sigurado. Just to recap, that is a word used to describe certainty. To express that we are certain about something we use the pattern sigurado, followed by the subject, followed by a predicate.
Eric: An example please!
Erica: Of course! Sigurado ako na papasa ka sa pagsusulit! meaning “I’m sure that you will pass the exam!”
Eric: That’s a nice, supportive phrase to remember! We can use it to say that we are certain about negative things too, right?
Erica: Yep. An example sentence of that is Sigurado si Ana na hindi darating si John. meaning “Ana is sure that John will not come.” Again, the sentence started with sigurado.
Eric: Can we ask questions using this pattern too?
Erica: Yes, we just need to add the question helper ba. So the pattern becomes ‘sigurado, subject, ba and finally predicate.’
Eric: And another example please?
Erica: Sigurado ka bang pumunta siya dito? meaning “Are you sure that he/she went here?”
Eric: If we go back to our dialogue, John was getting advice. He was being told about all of the things that he should do.
Erica: We can give advice in Filipino using the word dapat. That basically means the same as “should”. If we want to say “should not” then we use hindi dapat.
Eric: How do we make a sentence using this word?
Erica: An affirmative, “you should” sentence is made by beginning the sentence with Dapat, followed by the subject and finishing with the predicate. If the subject is a noun though, you need a verb between dapat and the subject.
Eric: And a negative sentence?
Erica: Start the sentence with Hindi, then follow with the pronoun, then dapat and finish with the predicate.
Eric: So the pronoun is in the middle of “should not”?
Erica: Right. Hindi, pronoun, dapat.
Eric: An example, please?
Erica: Dapat ka matulog ng maaga. meaning “You should sleep early.” Or hindi ka dapat maging tamad. meaning “You shouldn’t be lazy”.
Eric: Yes, that last one is important!

Outro

Eric: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Erica: Hanggang sa muli!

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