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INTRODUCTION
Ice: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com.
Brandon: This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 10, How Would You Describe the Taste of this Filipino Fruit? I’m Brandon.
Ice: Hello. And I’m Ice. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about fruits and flavors in Filipino!
Brandon: The conversation takes place at the market during the day.
Ice: The speakers are close friends, so they'll be using informal Filipino.
Brandon: All right! Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Samantha: Nancy, anong prutas ito?
Nancy: Mangga iyan.
Samantha: Matamis ba ito?
Nancy: Oo matamis iyan.
Samantha: Anong prutas iyon?
Nancy: Ubas iyon.
Samantha: Mapait ba iyon?
Nancy: Hindi. Hindi iyon mapait.
Samantha: Anong prutas iyan?
Nancy: Mansanas ito.
Samantha: Maasim ba iyan?
Nancy: Hindi. Hindi ito maasim.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Samantha: Nancy, anong prutas ito?
Nancy: Mangga iyan.
Samantha: Matamis ba ito?
Nancy: Oo matamis iyan.
Samantha: Anong prutas iyon?
Nancy: Ubas iyon.
Samantha: Mapait ba iyon?
Nancy: Hindi. Hindi iyon mapait.
Samantha: Anong prutas iyan?
Nancy: Mansanas ito.
Samantha: Maasim ba iyan?
Nancy: Hindi. Hindi ito maasim.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Samantha: Nancy, anong prutas ito?
Brandon: Nancy, what fruit is this?
Nancy: Mangga iyan.
Brandon: That's a mango.
Samantha: Matamis ba ito?
Brandon: Is this sweet?
Nancy: Oo matamis iyan.
Brandon: Yes, that's sweet.
Samantha: Anong prutas iyon?
Brandon: What fruit is that (over there)?
Nancy: Ubas iyon.
Brandon: That's a grape.
Samantha: Mapait ba iyon?
Brandon: Is that bitter?
Nancy: Hindi. Hindi iyon mapait.
Brandon: No. That's not bitter.
Samantha: Anong prutas iyan?
Brandon: What fruit is that?
Nancy: Mansanas ito.
Brandon: This is an apple.
Samantha: Maasim ba iyan?
Brandon: Is that sour?
Nancy: Hindi. Hindi ito maasim.
Brandon: No. This isn't sour.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ice: The Philippines is a tropical country that has abundant rain forests and fertile land.
Brandon: Which is why the country enjoys a lot of juicy and tasty fruit throughout the year.
Ice: Fruit is very cheap in the Philippines.
Brandon: That’s something to look forward to when you visit, listeners.
Ice: Also, in the rural areas, fruit is often given as a gift to friends, family, and neighbors.
Brandon: Wow, why are they giving it away for free?
Ice: It’s because they harvest it from their own backyards, and they grow more than they can eat.
Brandon: I wish I had fruit growing in my backyard… anyway let’s move onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Brandon: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Ice: prutas [natural native speed]
Brandon: fruit
Ice: prutas [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: prutas [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: Mangga [natural native speed]
Brandon: Mango
Ice: Mangga [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: Mangga [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: matamis [natural native speed]
Brandon: sweet
Ice: matamis [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: matamis [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: iyon [natural native speed]
Brandon: that (over there)
Ice: iyon [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: iyon [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ubas [natural native speed]
Brandon: grape
Ice: ubas [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ubas [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: mapait [natural native speed]
Brandon: bitter
Ice: mapait [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: mapait [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: mansanas [natural native speed]
Brandon: apple
Ice: mansanas [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: mansanas [natural native speed]
: And last:
Ice: maasim [natural native speed]
Brandon: sour
Ice: maasim [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: maasim [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 word is prutas.
Brandon: Which is a noun that means ”fruit” It's used in statements and questions as well. How about an example?
Ice: Mura ang prutas sa Pilipinas.
Brandon: That's "Fruit is cheap in the Philippines." How about another example?
Ice: Paborito kong prutas ang mangga.
Brandon: This means "My favorite fruit is the mango."
Ice: The next word is mapait.
Brandon: Which is the adjective "bitter" It's one of the basic flavors in the Philippines. How about an example?
Ice: Mapait ang prutas na ito.
Brandon: That's "This fruit is bitter." How about another example?
Ice: Ayoko ng mapait na pagkain?
Brandon: That’s "I don’t like bitter food."
Ice: The last word is matamis.
Brandon: This is an adjective that means "sweet" and it refers to the sweet taste of a food. Can we have an example?
Ice: Matamis ito.
Brandon: "This is sweet." Let’s try another one.
Ice: Gusto ko ng matamis na pagkain.
Brandon: "I like sweet food." Now lets move onto the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Brandon: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about fruit and flavors in Filipino. Let’s start our discussion by naming some of the most popular fruits in the Philippines.
Ice: All right. First we have mangga.
Brandon: Which means, mango.
Ice: Next is ubas.
Brandon: Which is "grapes"? How about "apple?"
Ice: That would be mansanas.
Brandon: Last, how about "bananas?"
Ice: We call them saging.
Brandon: Great, so let’s review those four fruits! starting with"mango"?
Ice: mangga
Brandon: "grapes?"
Ice: ubas
Brandon: "Apple?"
Ice: mansanas
Brandon: and lastly "bananas?"
Ice: saging
Brandon: Good job everyone!
Brandon: Now let’s talk about the flavors in Filipino. We’ll discuss the four most common tastes, which are sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.
Ice: Okay first is matamis.
Brandon: "sweet."
Ice: maalat.
Brandon: "salty."
Ice: maasim.
Brandon: "sour."
Ice: mapait
Brandon: "bitter."
Ice: Yes, so the four most common tastes in Filipino are matamis, maalat, maasim, and mapait.
Brandon: In order, they mean "sweet", "salty", "sour", and "bitter". What about spicy?
Ice : maanghang
Brandon : one more time
ice maanghang
Brandon: Okay, now let’s discuss how to ask the name of a fruit?
Ice: For that we use the phrase Anong prutas ito?
Brandon: "What fruit is this?" Next, how do we ask the taste of something?
Ice: For that we use the phrase Anong lasa nito?
Brandon: Which literally means: "How does this taste?"
Ice: Yes. However, we can also ask about a particular taste.
Brandon: For example?
Ice: Matamis ba ito?
Brandon: "Is this sweet?" So the sentence pattern for that is?
Ice: [The taste] + ba + ito, iyan, or iyon
Brandon: Let’s give another example.
Ice: Maalat ba iyan?
Brandon: which means "Is that salty?"
MARKETING PIECE
Ice: Dear listeners, ever pressed for time?
Brandon: Listen to the Dialogue Lesson Recap!
Ice: These audio tracks only contain the target lesson dialogue.
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Outro

Brandon: And that’s all for this lesson.
Ice: Yes, but please don’t forget to read the lesson notes if you are having difficulty with this lesson!
Brandon: Or leave us a comment at FilipinoPod101.com. Thanks for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Ice: Paalam!

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Hi Listeners! What kind of taste is your favorite? *Try answering in Filipino!