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INTRODUCTION
Ice: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com.
Brandon: This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 11, Welcome to the Filipino Family! I’m Brandon.
Ice: Hello. And I’m Ice.In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about family in Filipino!
Brandon: The conversation takes place at a Filipino house and is between Ana and Mary. Mary is saying hello to Ana's family.
Brandon: All right! Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Ana: Mary, ito ang pamilya ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Ana: Ito ang nanay at tatay ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Ana: Ito ang kuya at ate ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Ana: Ito ang lolo at lola ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Ana: Mary, ito ang pamilya ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Ana: Ito ang nanay at tatay ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Ana: Ito ang kuya at ate ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Ana: Ito ang lolo at lola ko.
Mary: Kumusta po?
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Ana: Mary, ito ang pamilya ko.
Brandon: Mary, this is my family.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Brandon: How are you?
Ana: Ito ang nanay at tatay ko.
Brandon: This is my mother and father.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Brandon: Hello!
Ana: Ito ang kuya at ate ko.
Brandon: This is my older brother and older sister.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Brandon: Hi!
Ana: Ito ang lolo at lola ko.
Brandon: This is my grandfather and grandmother.
Mary: Kumusta po?
Brandon: How are you?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ice: Filipinos are known for having very close family ties.
Brandon: I’ve heard that they have annual occasions or special events together with their families.
Ice: That’s right. Filipinos hold family reunions every year during Christmas or New Year, as well other special events. People also go back to their provinces during vacations and holidays.
Brandon: Like the fiesta?
Ice: Yes, Filipinos go back home to their provinces to celebrate fiesta with their family and introduce their friends.
Brandon: I guess it’s similar to Thanksgiving.
Ice: That’s true, though each province has a different date for their fiesta.
Brandon: Interesting, now 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: pamilya [natural native speed]
Brandon: family
Ice: pamilya [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: pamilya [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: nanay [natural native speed]
Brandon: mother
Ice: nanay [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: nanay [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: tatay [natural native speed]
Brandon: father
Ice: tatay [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: tatay [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: kuya [natural native speed]
Brandon: older brother
Ice: kuya [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: kuya [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ate [natural native speed]
Brandon: older sister
Ice: ate [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ate [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: lolo [natural native speed]
Brandon: grandfather
Ice: lolo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: lolo [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: lola [natural native speed]
Brandon: grandmother
Ice: lola [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: lola [natural native speed]
: And last:
Ice: at [natural native speed]
Brandon: and
Ice: at [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: at [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: The first word is pamilya.
Brandon: Which means “family”.
Ice: The word pamilya is a noun that is used by both men and women in the Philippines.
Brandon: Can you give us an example?
Ice: Mahal ko ang pamilya ko.
Brandon: That would be "I love my family."
Ice: We can also say Malaki ang pamilya namin.
Brandon: That's "We have a big family."
Ice: The second word that we’re going to talk about is ate.
Brandon: The word ate is an noun that refers to an "older sister."
Ice: But in daily conversation, ate is used to refer to any woman whose name is unknown to the speaker, like "miss" in English.
Brandon: How about an example. First, a sentence where it means "miss".
Ice: Ate, magkano po ito?
Brandon: “Miss, how much is this?" How about using it to refer to an older sister?
Ice: Maganda ang ate ko.
Brandon: Which is "My older sister is beautiful."
Ice: The final word that we’re going to talk about is kuya.
Brandon: The noun, kuya means an "older brother."
Ice: However, the same as with ate, it can also be used to refer to any man whose name is unknown to the speaker, somewhat similar to a "mister."
Brandon: Let’s give an example. First, using it as an "older brother."
Ice: Matalino ang kuya ko.
Brandon: "My older brother is smart". So how about using it to refer to an anonymous man?
Ice: We could say Kuya, nasaan po ang simbahan?
Brandon: "Mister, where is the church?" Okay, now onto the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Brandon: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about family in Filipino. First, Let’s learn the words for each family member in Filipino.
Ice: First, we have tatay. tatay
Brandon: That's "father."
Ice: Yes. Next is nanay. nanay
Brandon: "mother."
Ice: kuya
Brandon: "Older Brother”
Ice: ate
Brandon: "Older sister"
Ice: lolo, lolo
Brandon: "grandfather?"
Ice: lola, lola
Brandon: "Grandmother”
Brandon: How about "younger brother?"
Ice: Filipino uses a different phrase than Ate and Kuya, and the same phrase is used for both "younger brother" and "younger sister."
Brandon: Ok, so what is it?
Ice: It's nakababatang kapatid.
Brandon: Again?
Ice: Nakababatang kapatid
Brandon: Okay, I’ve heard that you normally address your younger siblings by name, is that true?
Ice : Yes. This phrase is only used when you are describing your family.
Brandon OK, Now lets move on to introducing the family members. What's the sentence pattern you should use?
Ice: We use (Ito, iyan, or iyon + ang + [family relation] + ko)
Brandon: Ok, so "This is my mother." would be?
Ice: Ito ang nanay ko.
Brandon: All right! How about "That is my father."
Ice: Iyan ang tatay ko.
Brandon: How about "That over there is my older brother."
Ice: Iyon ang kuya ko.
Brandon: Next, let’s try "This is my older sister."
Ice: Ito ang ate ko.
Brandon How about “This is my younger brother.”
Ice Ito ang Nakababatang kapatid ko. This can also mean, “This is my younger sister.”
Brandon: Great! finally "This is my grandmother."
Ice: ito ang lola ko.

Outro

Brandon: Well, that’s all for this lesson. Please don’t forget to read the lesson notes if you are having problems or getting confused with this lesson.
Ice: You will find a lot of examples for this lesson, and as always, practice makes perfect!
Brandon: Definitely! Thanks for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time. Bye!
Ice: Paalam!

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