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INTRODUCTION
Matt: Hello Listener! Welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 21, Talking About Months in Filipino. I’m Matt.
Ice: Hello. And I’m Ice.
Matt: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about the 12 months of the year in Filipino.
Ice: Knowing the 12 months is essential for any Filipino learner!
Matt: I agree.
Ice: This conversation takes place at school between friends.
Matt: Since they’re friends, they’ll be using informal Filipino. All right! Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Justine: Anong buwan ka pinanganak?
Julia: Marso ako ipinanganak. Ikaw, anong buwan ka pinanganak?
Justine: Agosto ako ipinanganak.
Julia: Anong buwan kinasal ang mga magulang mo?
Justine: Enero kinasal ang mga magulang ko. Ikaw?
Julia: Pebrero kinasal ang mga magulang ko.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Justine: Anong buwan ka pinanganak?
Julia: Marso ako ipinanganak. Ikaw, anong buwan ka pinanganak?
Justine: Agosto ako ipinanganak.
Julia: Anong buwan kinasal ang mga magulang mo?
Justine: Enero kinasal ang mga magulang ko. Ikaw?
Julia: Pebrero kinasal ang mga magulang ko.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Justine: Anong buwan ka pinanganak?
Matt: What month were you born in?
Julia: Marso ako ipinanganak. Ikaw, anong buwan ka pinanganak?
Matt: I was born in the month of March. How about you, what month were you born in?
Justine: Agosto ako ipinanganak.
Matt: I was born in the month of August.
Julia: Anong buwan kinasal ang mga magulang mo?
Matt: What month did your parents get married?
Justine: Enero kinasal ang mga magulang ko. Ikaw?
Matt: My parents were married in January. How about you?
Julia: Pebrero kinasal ang mga magulang ko.
Matt: My parents were married in the month of February.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Matt: Let’s talk a little about marriage in the Philippines.
Ice: What a great topic! Okay, since the majority in the Philippines is Roman Catholic, usually weddings are held in churches.
Matt: What about the clothes? What do the bride and groom wear at their wedding?
Ice: The bride normally wears a white dress and a veil, while the groom is usually in a tuxedo or a coat and tie.
Matt: I see. But there are also some traditions around weddings, right?
Ice: Yes, there are a lot actually. Most of these traditions include superstitions and are mainly focused on the reception after the wedding.
Matt: So is this the only type of wedding in the Philippines?
Ice: Well, these days there are an increasing number of mass weddings, where a priest, mayor, or judge marries several couples at the same time at a church, park, or some other public area.
Matt: Really? Why is this type of wedding becoming popular?
Ice: This type of wedding is often free of charge, and that’s why many people who can’t afford to pay for a wedding ceremony choose this option.
Matt: Wow, that’s really something. I’d like to see one of those!
Ice: It’s an interesting concept for sure!
Matt: Okay, now let’s move on to the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Matt: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word we shall see is:
Ice: buwan [natural native speed]
Matt: month
Ice: buwan [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: buwan [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: Ipanganak [natural native speed]
Matt: to be born
Ice: Ipanganak [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: Ipanganak [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: marso [natural native speed]
Matt: March
Ice: marso [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: marso [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: agosto [natural native speed]
Matt: August
Ice: agosto [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: agosto [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: Ikasal [natural native speed]
Matt: to be married
Ice: Ikasal [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: Ikasal [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: magulang [natural native speed]
Matt: parents
Ice: magulang [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: magulang [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: enero [natural native speed]
Matt: January
Ice: enero [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: enero [natural native speed]
: And Last:
Ice: pebrero [natural native speed]
Matt: February
Ice: pebrero [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: pebrero [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Matt: Let’s take a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. Ice, what’s first?
Ice: The first word is buwan.
Matt: This is a noun that refers to a month.
Ice: Right. “buwan” can also mean the period of time between the same dates in two successive calendar months.
Matt: However, we should note that it can also refer to the “moon." All right! Let’s move on to the second word, which is…
Ice: Ipanganak.
Matt: it means "to be born"
Ice: That’s right. For example, in the dialogue we had “Marso ako ipinanganak.”
Matt: “I was born in March.” Our final word is…
Ice: Ikasal.
Matt: This is a verb that refers to the act of getting married, or the act of marrying two people.
Matt: Let’s use it in a sentence, for example “I want to marry at the church.”
Ice: That’s “Gusto kong ikasal sa simbahan,” where “gusto ko” is “I want”, ikasal is “to marry,” and “sa simbahan” means “at the church.”
Matt: Okay, now onto the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Matt: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about the twelve months of the year, and how to use them in daily conversation. We'll begin with the first month, January.
Ice: Sure! Okay, so "January" is Enero. (slow) Enero
Matt: "February" is?
Ice: Pebrero. (slow) Pebrero
Matt: How about "March"?
Ice: Marso. (slow) Marso
Matt: And "April"?
Ice: Abril. (slow) Abril
Matt: What about "May"?
Ice: Mayo. (slow) Mayo
Matt: What is "June" in Filipino?
Ice: It’s Hunyo. (slow) Hunyo
Matt: "July" will be?
Ice: Hulyo. (slow) Hulyo
Matt: How about "August"?
Ice: Agosto. (slow) Agosto
Matt: "September"?
Ice: Setyembre. (slow) Setyembre
Matt: and "October"?
Ice: Oktubre. (slow) Oktubre
Matt: "November"?
Ice: Nobyembre. (slow) Nobyembre
Matt: Last but not least is "December."
Ice: Which is Disyembre. (slow) Disyembre
Matt: I’m noticing that a lot of these are very similar to Spanish.
Ice: Yes, In fact, all the months of the year in Filipino derive from Spanish.
Matt: I see, convenient for any Spanish speaking learners. That’s not too difficult, right listeners? Now let’s look at how to ask about the months of the year.
Ice: The phrase we’re going to use is “Anong buwan ngayon?”
Matt: Which is “What month is it now?”
Ice: For other times aside from the word ngayon meaning “now,” you can ask about different months using the patter anong buwan + time phrase. For example “Anong buwan sa susunod na buwan”
Matt: “What month is it next month.”
Ice: Exactly.
Matt: Now let’s learn how to respond to this question. What pattern or phrase should you use?
Ice: To answer the question, you can say the word for the month, then the same time phrase as you were asked.
Matt: For example, if it’s September right now, how can I ask you “What month is it now?” in Filipino?
Ice: That's “Anong buwan ngayon?”
Matt: and the answer should be…
Ice: Setyembre ngayon.
Matt: Literally Meaning “September now.” That’s quite easy.
Ice: Yes, it is. Now let’s add more detail to our statements.
Matt: Okay, let’s talk about some events happening in a particular month. Take the sentence “He came back in January.”
Ice: That’s “Enero siya bumalik,” where “Enero” is the month of January, “siya” is the pronoun for “he,” and “bumalik” is the verb for “came back.”
Matt: Great! How about another one. This time, “They will get married in June.”?
Ice: That would be “Hunyo sila ikakasal.”

Outro

Matt: All right! Well, I guess that’s all for this lesson. But listeners, for more examples and explanations of this topic, you can always read and review the lesson notes.
Ice: We’ve prepared a lot of examples there to help you practice.
Matt: As you know, practice makes perfect! Thanks for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time. Bye!
Ice: Paalam!

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