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Kamusta kayo, ako si Erica. Hi everybody! I’m Erica.
Welcome to FilipinoPod101.com’s “Filipino sa 3 minuto”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Filipino.
In the last lesson, we learned how to ask yes or no questions in Filipino.
In this lesson, you’ll learn some Filipino words used to express that you like or love someone or something.
First, let’s start with expressing an interest in something or someone. Here, we use the word “hilig.” For example: “Hilig ko ang Matematika.” “Math is my interest.” “Hilig ko siya.” I’m interested in him/her.
For a constant interest in something like a hobby or a type of thing or person, we use: “mahilig.” This time it is more closely translated as “like” “Mahilig akong kumanta.” I like singing. “Mahilig ako sa mga pusa.” I like cats.” “Mahilig ako sa matatangkad.” I’m into tall people.
Now, here’s another commonly used word which also means “to like:” “gusto.” “Gusto ko ang sumbrero mo” I like your hat. “Gusto kita” “I like you.”
Actually, “gusto” is also used to mean “to want.” In order to do this we need to put the particle ”ng” before the object we want. For example: “Gusto ko ng sumbrero.” “I want a hat.” “Gusto ko ng magaling na guro.” I want a good teacher.”
Now to express that we "love" something or someone, we use the word “mahal.” As in: “Mahal ko ang bag na ito.” “I love this bag.” or
“Mahal ko ang aking mga magulang.” “I love my parents.”
So if you are talking to the person you’ve fallen in love with, you can tell him or her Mahal kita, which means "I love you" in Filipino! And if you hear this from someone you love back then you could say: “Mahal din kita.”
Is there a love “deeper” than “mahal?” In Filipino we have another word meaning “to love or to adore.” This word is: “iniibig.” It denotes a love so passionate and unselfish which makes it almost too embarrassing to say. It is thus more commonly used in songs or poems. “Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas.” I adore the Philippines. “Iniibig kita.” “I adore you.”
Now it’s time for Erica’s tips.
In Filipino, mahal is also an adjective that means “expensive.” But don’t get any ideas, because we’re firm believers that love cannot be bought with money!
This lesson is the last lesson of this Absolute Beginner video series.
But it’s hopefully not the last you learn about the Filipino language! To take your language ability to the next level, check out FilipinoPod101.com, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Filipino.