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INTRODUCTION
Jason:Hi everyone, I’m Jason.
Mayumi:And I’m Mayumi!
Jason:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Filipino Vocabulary, Lesson 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society &Culture. These are five Traditional Filipino customs. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FilipinoPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jason:Mayumi, what’s our first word?
Mayumi:Pagmamano sa nakakatanda
Jason:“Pagmamano”
Mayumi:(slow) Pagmamano sa nakakatanda (regular) Pagmamano sa nakakatanda
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Mayumi:Pagmamano sa nakakatanda
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:"Pagmamano" is a custom which shows respect to the elderly. This is done by touching one's forehead to the back of an older relative or friend’s hand. Usually, it is done with grandparents and godparents. -
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Mayumi:(normal) Tuwing ginagawa ang gawain na ito; kailangang magsabi ng "mano po" na ibig sabihin ay "kamay" sa Latin; sunod ay "po", bilang pagbibigay respeto sa Pilipino.
Jason:One must say "mano po" meaning "hands'" in Latin then “po” as a sign of respect in Filipino, when doing this action.
Mayumi:(slow) Tuwing ginagawa ang gawain na ito; kailangang magsabi ng "mano po" na ibig sabihin ay "kamay" sa Latin; sunod ay "po", bilang pagbibigay respeto sa Pilipino.
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Mayumi:Pagsasabi ng "po" at "opo" sa nakakatanda
Jason:Saying "po" and "opo" to older people
Mayumi:(slow) Pagsasabi ng "po" at "opo" sa nakakatanda (regular) Pagsasabi ng "po" at "opo" sa nakakatanda
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Mayumi:Pagsasabi ng "po" at "opo" sa nakakatanda
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:"Po" and "Opo" have no equivalent meaning in English or in Filipino. They are just words attached to a phrase or sentence when having a conversation with an older person or a person of high authority to show respect. -
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Mayumi:(normal) Hindi magandang gawain ang hindi pagsabi ng "po" at "opo" tuwing nakikipagusap sa nakakatanda.
Jason:It is rude not to say "po" or "opo" when having a conversation with an older person.
Mayumi:(slow) Hindi magandang gawain ang hindi pagsabi ng "po" at "opo" tuwing nakikipagusap sa nakakatanda.
Jason:Okay, what’s the next word?
Mayumi:Pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta
Jason:Celebrating fiestas
Mayumi:(slow) Pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta (regular) Pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Mayumi:Pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:Fiestas in the Philippines are town celebrations marked by parades, games and of course a banquet shared by locals or even visitors. -
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Mayumi:(normal) Nagmula sa mga Espanyol ang relihiyosong tradisyon ng pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta ng mga Pilipino.
Jason:Filipinos adopted the religious tradition of celebrating fiestas, or festivals, from the Spaniards.
Mayumi:(slow) Nagmula sa mga Espanyol ang relihiyosong tradisyon ng pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta ng mga Pilipino.
Jason:Okay, what’s next?
Mayumi:Paniniwala sa mga pamahiin
Jason:Folk beliefs
Mayumi:(slow) Paniniwala sa mga pamahiin (regular) Paniniwala sa mga pamahiin
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Mayumi:Paniniwala sa mga pamahiin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:This is a collection of folk beliefs or superstitions, in which a person believes that their actions can affect their outcome either in a good way or a bad way. -
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence.
Mayumi:(normal) Ang mga katutubo at nakakatandang pilipino ay ang mga mahigpit na naniniwala sa mga pamahiin.
Jason:The native and elderly Filipinos are the ones who usually believe in superstition or folk beliefs.
Mayumi:(slow) Ang mga katutubo at nakakatandang pilipino ay ang mga mahigpit na naniniwala sa mga pamahiin.
Jason:Okay, what’s the last word?
Mayumi:Simbang Gabi
Jason:Dawn Mass
Mayumi:(slow) Simbang Gabi (regular) Simbang Gabi
Jason:Listeners, please repeat:
Mayumi:Simbang Gabi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason:"Simbang gabi" is the translation for the Spanish word "Misa de Gallo," which is a Spanish religious celebration that marks the start of the Christmas Season. Simbang gabi starts on the 16th of December and ends on Christmas eve. It is celebrated every day at 4a.m. and then on Christmas eve.
Jason:Now, let's hear a sample sentence.
Mayumi:(normal) Tuwing simbang gabi, marami kang makikitang bangketa at mga nagtitinda ng puto sa paligid ng simbahan.
Jason:During Simbang Gabi, you can see a lot of flea markets and rice cake vendors around the Church.
Mayumi:(slow) Tuwing simbang gabi, marami kang makikitang bangketa at mga nagtitinda ng puto sa paligid ng simbahan.
QUIZ
Jason:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Mayumi will give you the Filipino – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Mayumi:Pagmamano sa nakakatanda
[pause]Jason:Pagmamano
Mayumi:Pagsasabi ng "po" at "opo" sa nakakatanda
[pause]Jason:Saying "po" and "opo" to older people
Mayumi:Pagdiriwang ng mga piyesta
[pause]Jason:Celebrating fiestas
Mayumi:Paniniwala sa mga pamahiin
[pause]Jason:Folk beliefs
Mayumi:Simbang Gabi
[pause]Jason:Dawn Mass

Outro

Jason:There you have it – five Traditional Customs in the Philippines! We have more vocab lists available at FilipinoPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Mayumi:Paalam

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Which one of this lesson’s traditional activities would you like to watch when you go to Philippines?