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Kamusta kayo, ako si Mayumi. Hi everybody! I’m Mayumi.
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 quite a few phrases used when apologizing in Filipino.
In this lesson we are going to learn numbers in Filipino.
That’s right, numbers! mga numero! And you are going to learn them in only three minutes, tatlong minuto!
Are you ready? Let’s start!
[slowly] isa.
[slowly] dalawa.
[slowly] tatlo.
[slowly] apat.
[slowly] lima.
[slowly] anim.
[slowly] pito.
[slowly] walo.
[slowly] siyam.
[slowly] Sampu.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
Great job!
Try to remember these numbers by heart because you’ll see them again in bigger numbers.
Do you know what is before isa? Here’s a clue: it’s almost the same as in English. It’s sero.
[slowly] sero.
Now let’s continue from eleven.
[slowly] labing-isa
[slowly] labindalawa
[slowly] labintatlo
[slowly] labing-apat
[slowly] labinlima
[slowly] labing-anim
[slowly] labimpito
[slowly] labingwalo
[slowly] labinsiyam
These numbers may seem longer and harder to remember, but they basically follow a simple rule which is: “labi” + connector + the numbers 1 to 9. In Filipino, the connector is usually “na” if the letter before it is a consonant and “ng” if the letter before it is a vowel. In this case, since labi ends with i, then we’ll be using the “ng” connector.
However “ng” sometimes changes its form depending on the letter that follows it. For the letters d, l, r, s and t, the “g” from “ng” is dropped to make it easier to pronounce: Labindalawa, labintatlo, labinlima and labinsiyam. If a “p” follows the “ng” connector, the “ng” becomes an “m”, just like in labimpito.
Now it’s time for Mayumi’s Tips.
Filipinos don’t exclusively use the Filipino way of counting. As I’ve said before, English is commonly used in the Philippines so it is very common for us to count in English as well. But that’s not all! Sometimes we even use the Spanish way of counting, especially when telling the time.
Now you know how to count up to labinsiyam. But why stop there! Next time we’ll learn more about numbers. Do you know the Filipino word for one hundred? Find out in the next Filipino sa 3 minuto lesson.
Hanggang sa muli!


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hello Listeners! How do you say "6" in Filipino?

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Monday at 07:54 PM
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Hi Y,

Salamat sa iyong komento! Sana ipagpatuloy mo pa rin sana ang pag-eensayo kasama namin sa website!

The words used in the lists are together since they may be used in this way specific to the context of the lesson. But thank you very much for taking notice. Your comments will be taken into consideration :). Maraming salamat ulit sa iyong mga komento at tulong!! :D


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Saturday at 09:04 PM
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Lessons have been great so far (I'd forgotten n's and m's, how embarassing :flushed:), but the stutter and lag are really getting to me, so I'm quitting for now. Excellent, especially considering these are only 3 minutes. [amazing... :)]

Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat dito sa FilipinoPod101 sa inyong pagkakagawa nitong mga video.

In looking at the word lists, though, I noticed that there are many doubles or repeated words. Is that intentional?

Also, I noticed that "Matagal" was stuck together with "Mahaba". Granted they both mean "long", but I think it's prudent to note right there that matagal _only_ applies to length of time, even if you can say mahabang oras [long time]-- people might look at your students funny if they get it mixed up.

Shouldn't Ipagpatuloy be "to continue" rather than "to keep"?

I almost expect a soundtrack to play "A-ba-ka-da... e-ga-ha-i-la...ma-na-nga-o-pa.." when I look at the alphabet... how's that for nostalgia? :D

Tuesday at 11:51 AM
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Hi Jeremiah!

Salamat para sa iyong komento!

Thank you for your comment!

I completely agree :) Ang wikang Filipino ay madali. :) mahusay! (Good job!)

How often do you practice your Filipino?



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Tuesday at 06:18 PM
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I say anim in Filipino.

Ang wikang Filipino ay madali.

(Filipino Language is Easy.)