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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “What's the matter?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to make complaints and ask someone else if they’re having any issues.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Anong problema?
Mainit ang opisina.
Once more with the English translation.
Anong problema?
“What's the matter?”
Mainit ang opisina.
“The office is hot.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What's the matter?”
That's: Anong problema?
Listen to it again: Anong problema?, Anong problema?
“What's the matter?”
This Filipino sentence literally translates into "What is the problem?,” but it means “What's the matter?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
{adjective} ang opisina.
“The office is {adjective}.”
This Filipino sentence literally translates into "[adjective] the office. ,” but it means “The office is [adjective].” in English.
For example:
“The office is hot.”
Mainit ang opisina., Mainit ang opisina.