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Ice: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com.
Brandon: This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 2, Talking About Your Job in Filipino. I’m Brandon.
Ice: Hi, and I’m Ice. In this lesson, you’ll learn to talk about someone’s profession in Filipino.
Brandon: So, the conversation takes place during the daytime, between two friends.
Ice: And since they are friends, they will be using informal Filipino.
Brandon: Let’s listen to the conversation.
Jasmine: Anna, Guro ka ba?
Anna: Hindi. Hindi ako guro.
Jasmine: Anong trabaho mo?
Anna: Pulis ako. Ikaw, nars ka ba?
Jasmine: Oo. Nars ako.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Jasmine: Anna, Guro ka ba?
Anna: Hindi. Hindi ako guro.
Jasmine: Anong trabaho mo?
Anna: Pulis ako. Ikaw, nars ka ba?
Jasmine: Oo. Nars ako.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Jasmine: Anna, Guro ka ba?
Brandon: Anna, are you a teacher?
Anna: Hindi. Hindi ako guro.
Brandon: No. I’m not a teacher.
Jasmine: Anong trabaho mo?
Brandon: What's your job?
Anna: Pulis ako. Ikaw, nars ka ba?
Brandon: I’m a police officer. How about you, are you a nurse?
Jasmine: Oo. Nars ako.
Brandon: Yes. I am a nurse.
Ice: Now it’s time for us to learn more about Filipino culture and society!
Brandon: What do we have for our listeners in this lesson?
Ice: This time, we'll discuss how Filipinos talk about their jobs.
Brandon: Sounds interesting. Where do we begin?
Ice: Well, most Filipinos ask their children what job they would like in the future.
Brandon: That’s cute - what’s the usual response?
Ice: Most Filipino children reply with extreme jobs like being the president of the Philippines, or being a famous celebrity.
Brandon: I guess it’s pretty common for children do that.
Ice: I guess so too. In the Philippines, jobs are often a favorite topic when it comes to gossip and chatting.
Brandon: So don’t be surprised if you’re asked about your job in the Philippines, listeners! Okay, now onto the vocab.
Brandon: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Ice: guro [natural native speed]
Brandon: teacher
Ice: guro [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: guro [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ba [natural native speed]
Brandon: an emphatic particle used in questions
Ice: ba [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ba [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: hindi [natural native speed]
Brandon: no, not, don't, can't
Ice: hindi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: hindi [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: Anong [natural native speed]
Brandon: what
Ice: Anong [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: Anong [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: trabaho [natural native speed]
Brandon: job, profession
Ice: trabaho [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: trabaho [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: pulis [natural native speed]
Brandon: police officer
Ice: pulis [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: pulis [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: nars [natural native speed]
Brandon: nurse
Ice: nars [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: nars [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ikaw [natural native speed]
Brandon: you
Ice: ikaw [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ikaw [natural native speed]
: And last:
Ice: oo [natural native speed]
Brandon: yes
Ice: oo [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: oo [natural native speed]
Brandon: Let’s take a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Ice: First word is guro.
Brandon: this is a Filipino noun meaning "teacher"
Ice: And it's used to refer to both male and female teachers.
Brandon: And it's also used in both formal and informal situations Filipino. Let’s give an example, shall we?
Ice: We can say Mabait ang guro.
Brandon: "The teacher is kind".
Brandon: Ok, what’s the next word?
Ice: The next word is pulis.
Brandon: That's the Filipino word for “police officers”
Ice: That’s right, it's used to refer to both genders.
Brandon: How about an example?
Ice: Ok, let’s say Matapang ang pulis.
Brandon: "The police officer is brave."
Brandon: OK whats the last word?
Ice: It’s nars.
Brandon: This word is a noun that refers to a "nurse". It can be used for both male and female nurses.
Brandon: Let’s have an example.
Ice: Ok. Maganda ang nars.
Brandon: "The nurse is beautiful".
Ice: Yes, that’s right.
Brandon: Okay, now onto the grammar.
Brandon: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about jobs and professions in Filipino. How do we ask someone about their job?
Ice: Anong trabaho mo?
Brandon: One more time slowly?
Ice: (slow) Anong trabaho mo?
Brandon: Which means "What's your job?"
Brandon: how would you answer this question?
Ice: To answer we use the sentence pattern ([occupation] + ako).
Brandon: Let’s give an example. How do I say "I’m a student."?
Ice: "Student" in Filipino is estudyante. So, following the pattern, you’d get estudyante ako.
Brandon How would you ask if someone has a specific occupation?
Ice: You would use the pattern ([ocupation] + ka + ba?), for example Guro ka ba?
Brandon: this means "Are you a teacher?"
Brandon: Let’s say I want to ask you if you are a dentist. How do I say that in Filipino?
Ice: The Filipino word for dentist is dentista. So following the pattern, you’d say dentista ka ba? (slow) Dentista ka ba?
Brandon: That seems easy enough. Ok, how about answering the question?
Ice: First, let’s say that you answer "yes" because you are a dentist.
Brandon: Okay. So what sentence pattern should we use?
Ice: Just add Oo “yes”, to the answer we learned previously, Oo, dentista ako, meaning "Yes, I am a dentist".
Brandon: Great! So how about if you're not a dentist? How should you respond?
Ice: We use the sentence pattern (Hindi, hindi ako + [occupation]).
Brandon: So following that pattern, we would say…
Ice: Hindi, hindi ako dentista. Which is “No, I’m not a dentist.”
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Brandon: Well, that’s all for this lesson.
Ice: I hope everyone had a great time!
Brandon: Yeah, me too.
Ice: Don’t forget to read the lesson notes for more explanations and examples.
Brandon: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see everyone in the next lesson! Bye!
Ice: Paalam!