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INTRODUCTION
Ice: Hi everyone, and welcome to FilipinoPod101.com.
Brandon: This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 1 - Confessing Your Love in Filipino. I’m Brandon.
Ice: Hello. And I’m Ice. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say "I love you." in Filipino.
Brandon: That could come in handy!
Ice: Definitely! The conversation in this lesson is between a couple.
Brandon: The speakers are close, so they will be using informal Filipino. Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Jack: Bea, ang ganda mo ngayon.
Bea: Salamat Jack.
Jack: Bea, mahal mo ba ako?
Bea: Oo Jack. Mahal kita.
Jack: Iniibig kita Bea.
Bea: Alam ko.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Jack: Bea, ang ganda mo ngayon.
Bea: Salamat Jack.
Jack: Bea, mahal mo ba ako?
Bea: Oo Jack. Mahal kita.
Jack: Iniibig kita Bea.
Bea: Alam ko.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Jack: Bea, ang ganda mo ngayon.
Brandon: Bea, you’re beautiful today.
Bea: Salamat Jack.
Brandon: Thank you, Jack.
Jack: Bea, mahal mo ba ako?
Brandon: Bea, do you love me?
Bea: Oo Jack. Mahal kita.
Brandon: Yes Jack. I love you.
Jack: Iniibig kita Bea.
Brandon: I love you, Bea.
Bea: Alam ko.
Brandon: I know.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ice: Let’s learn a little about the culture of the Philippines!
Brandon: Our focus is saying "I love you" in Filipino, so we're going to talk about courtship in the Philippines. Do Filipinos have a unique culture when it comes to courtship?
Ice: Yes, we do, and we call it harana.
Brandon: What’s Harana?
Ice: Well, Harana is a type of courtship where the boy sings a song accompanied by guitar outside the house of the girl that he likes. And he may have his other friends as backup singers or guitar players.
Brandon: That’s very romantic!
Ice: I think so too. Now the best part is that after the song, the girl has to reply to the boy, usually also through a song.
Brandon: I’m guessing that a lot of Filipinos know how to sing, then?
Ice: They do! Filipinos love singing, and that’s the reason why we also use it in courtships.
Brandon: That’s very interesting! Get ready to hear a lot of singing when you visit the Philippines, listeners! Okay, now let’s move on to the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Brandon: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Ice: ganda [natural native speed]
Brandon: pretty; beautiful
Ice: ganda [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ganda [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: mahal [natural native speed]
Brandon: love, dear
Ice: mahal [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: mahal [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ka [natural native speed]
Brandon: you
Ice: ka [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ka [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: mo [natural native speed]
Brandon: you, by you
Ice: mo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: mo [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: alam [natural native speed]
Brandon: to know, to be aware of, to understand
Ice: alam [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: alam [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ako [natural native speed]
Brandon: I, me
Ice: ako [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ako [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: Salamat [natural native speed]
Brandon: Thanks (informal)
Ice: Salamat [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: Salamat [natural native speed]
: And last:
Ice: ibigin [natural native speed]
Brandon: to like, to love, to want
Ice: ibigin [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ibigin [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Brandon: Let’s take a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Ice: First up is Ako.
Brandon: This is a pronoun that means “I”, How's it used?
Ice: Ako is generally used as the subject of the sentence.
Brandon: And both men and women can use it?
Ice: Yes. Ako doesn’t have any gender connotations.
Brandon: Great! Let’s use it in an example.
Ice: Ako ay maganda.
Brandon: That's "I am beautiful" in Filipino. Great what’s the next word.
Ice: Salamat.
Brandon: That's the Filipino word for expressing thanks.
Ice: Yep, and Salamat is one of the most used words in the Filipino language.
Brandon: It's used in both informal and formal situations. Let’s give some examples. First let’s say "Thank you very much" in Filipino.
Ice: Maraming salamat.
Brandon: Great! Now let’s try "Thanks to you".
Ice: Salamat sa iyo.
Brandon: and the last word is…
Ice: ganda
Brandon: Which means "beauty".
Ice: Yes. However, ganda is a noun that's used as a root word.
Brandon: So what words can we form with it?
Ice: When we add the prefix ma- to it, we form the Filipino adjective for "beautiful" which is maganda.
Brandon: Ok, how would we say "Ana is beautiful".
Ice: Si Ana ay maganda
Brandon: All right! Now let’s move onto the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Ice: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say "I love you." in Filipino. To do this, we use the phrase mahal kita.
Brandon: Can both men and women use it?
Ice: Yes, everyone can use the phrase mahal kita to express their love for their special someone, their friends, or their parents and relatives.
Brandon: I see. How about asking "Do you love me?"
Ice: Mahal mo ba ako?
Brandon: All right, What about if I want to ask "Do you love him?" or "Do you love her?"
Ice: Mahal mo ba siya?
Brandon: We just changed the last word from the previous phrase, right?
Ice: Yes, and that’s because in the previous example, Mahal mo ba ako?, the last word, ako, means "I" or "me". So the phrase Mahal mo ba ako means "Do you love me?"
Brandon: And what about the second example?
Ice: The word siya means "him" or "her". So when we use Mahal mo ba siya?, it means "Do you love him?" or "Do you love her?"
Brandon: Great! So are there other ways of expressing "I love you." in Filipino?
Ice: Yes there are. We’ll discuss two more. The first one is iniibig kita.
Brandon: Does it mean the same thing?
Ice: Yes, the meaning is still "I love you." However, iniibig kita expresses a deeper love than mahal kita and is rarely used in conversations.
Brandon: Is it the same as "I love you very much"?
Ice: No, not really. "I love you very much" in Filipino is Mahal na mahal kita, while iniibig kita expresses devotion or a higher level of love.
Brandon: I see. So then it’s something like "I adore you"?
Ice: Yes, something like that.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the second one?
Ice: That is gusto kita.
Brandon: This is similar to “I like you” in English. and people use this more often, right?
Ice: Yes, I guess so. Gusto kita is a lot easier to tell someone than mahal kita because of the intensity of the emotions or romantic feeling.
Brandon: That makes sense.
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Outro

Brandon: Well, that’s all for this lesson. Listeners, please check out the lesson notes for this lesson for more examples. And if you have any questions or comments, leave them on this lesson’s page at FilipinoPod101.com.
Ice: We’re here to help!
Brandon: In the meantime, thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Ice: Paalam!

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