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INTRODUCTION
Ice: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com.
Brandon: This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 5, Using Filipino Tag Questions is Easy, Isn’t It? I’m Brandon.
Ice: Hello. And I’m Ice. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use Filipino tag questions.
Brandon: The conversation takes place at school during the day and is between two friends.
Ice: The speakers are close friends, so they will be using informal Filipino.
Brandon: All right! Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Jillian: Matangkad si Paolo, hindi ba?
Melissa: Oo, matangkad siya. Hindi siya pandak.
Jillian: Hindi mataba si James ano?
Melissa: Oo, hindi siya mataba. Payat siya.
Jillian: Mabait si Sarah, hindi ba?
Melissa: Hindi. Hindi siya mabait. Suplada siya.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Jillian: Matangkad si Paolo, hindi ba?
Melissa: Oo, matangkad siya. Hindi siya pandak.
Jillian: Hindi mataba si James ano?
Melissa: Oo, hindi siya mataba. Payat siya.
Jillian: Mabait si Sarah, hindi ba?
Melissa: Hindi. Hindi siya mabait. Suplada siya.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Jillian: Matangkad si Paolo, hindi ba?
Brandon: Paolo is tall, isn’t he?
Melissa: Oo, matangkad siya. Hindi siya pandak.
Brandon: Yes he's tall. He's not short.
Jillian: Hindi mataba si James ano?
Brandon: James isn't fat, is he?
Melissa: Oo, hindi siya mataba. Payat siya.
Brandon: Right, he's not fat. He's thin.
Jillian: Mabait si Sarah, hindi ba?
Brandon: Sarah is kind, isn’t she?
Melissa: Hindi. Hindi siya mabait. Suplada siya.
Brandon: No. She's not kind. She's snobbish.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Brandon: Ice, is it true that Filipinos have a unique sense of humor?
Ice: I think so, I know I have one!
Brandon: Right. It seems like Filipinos are very direct when talking about someone else, even though they are making a joke.
Ice: Right. It’s actually related to the asar talo culture in the Phillipines.
Brandon: What’s that?
Ice: If you get angry after hearing someone make a joke about you, Filipinos will call you Asar talo.
Brandon: And I don’t think Filipinos want to be called that.
Ice: That’s right. It’s something like being called ‘loser’ in English. That’s why people don’t get upset even if someone else makes a joke about them directly.
Brandon: I think I understand! Okay, 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: matangkad [natural native speed]
Brandon: tall
Ice: matangkad [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: matangkad [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: ano [natural native speed]
Brandon: isn’t it? / right? (tag question)
Ice: ano [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: ano [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: mataba [natural native speed]
Brandon: fat
Ice: mataba [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: mataba [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: mabait [natural native speed]
Brandon: kind
Ice: mabait [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: mabait [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: payat [natural native speed]
Brandon: thin
Ice: payat [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: payat [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: suplada [natural native speed]
Brandon: snobbish
Ice: suplada [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: suplada [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: pandak [natural native speed]
Brandon: short (derogatory statement)
Ice: pandak [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: pandak [natural native speed]
: And last:
Ice: si [natural native speed]
Brandon: subject determiner for a person’s name
Ice: si [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: si [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 ano.
Brandon: meaning ‘what.’
Ice: You can find the word Ano at the beginning of questions in Filipino. for example, Ano sa tingin mo?
Brandon: What do you think? Here, the word ano is used at the beginning of the sentence, so you can see that it’s a question.
Brandon: You can also find the word at the end of a sentence. What’s the difference?
Ice: It’s still a question, but if you use the word Ano at the end of the sentence, it becomes a tag question.
Brandon: It’s like saying ‘Isn’t it?’ in English. Can you give us an example?
Ice: You can say.. Hindi madali ang pagsusulit, ano?
Brandon That test wasn’t easy, right?
Ice as you can see, I put the word ano at the end.
Brandon: Okay. What’s the next word?
Ice: matangkad.
Brandon: This is an adjective meaning "tall".
Ice: You can use this word in both formal and informal situation.
Brandon: Can you give us an example?
Ice: Matangkad ako.
Brandon: I’m tall. It’s very simple. You can put this word before a noun that you want to describe. Okay, what’s the next word?
Ice: mataba.
Brandon: That's the adjective meaning "fat".
Ice: The usage is the same as the other adjective matangkad. You can use it in both formal and informal situations.
Brandon: Can you give us an example? How about.. ‘The cat is fat.’?
Ice: Mataba ang pusa.
Brandon: Okay, now onto the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Brandon: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make Filipino tag questions.
Ice: To make tag questions, you can use one of two words. The First one is ...hindi ba? and the other one is.. ano? First, let’s talk about hindi ba?
Brandon: OK, How can we use it?
Ice: You can simply attach it to the end of a sentence. It’s like “Isn’t it?” in English.
Brandon: Okay. Let’s give it a try. First let’s say “Paolo is tall.”
Ice: Matangkad si Paolo.
Brandon: Then, here you can add
Ice: hindi ba? to the end, So you would say.. Matangkad si Paolo, hindi ba?
Brandon: "Paolo is tall, isn’t he?" But we can use this word only when the sentence is positive, right?
Ice: That’s right. Since hindi ba? has the negative word hindi, it can be used only when the sentence is positive.
Brandon: Okay. Now let’s look at another way to form a tag question.
Ice: it is ano?
Brandon: When can we use this word?
Ice: When the sentence is negative, you can use the word ano at the end, instead of hindi ba?
Brandon: Okay. Let’s make a tag question using ano.
Ice: OK, lets start with, Hindi matangkad si Paolo.
Brandon: "Paolo is not tall." Then you can add the word
Ice: ano. Hindi matangkad is Paolo, ano?
Brandon: To make it "Paolo isn't tall, is he?" Great. Then how can we resond this kind of questions?
Ice: It’s simple to answer tag questions. If you think he’s tall, you can say “Oo matangkad si Paolo.”
Brandon: What if, I want to say ‘No, Paolo is not tall’?
Ice: Then, you can say.. Hindi, hindi matangkad si Paolo.
MARKETING PIECE
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Ice: Using the entire system.
Brandon: Lesson notes are an important part of this system.
Ice: They include a transcript and translation of the conversation...
Brandon: ...key lesson vocabulary...
Ice: and detailed grammar explanations.
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Outro

Brandon: All right! That brings us to the end of this lesson.
Ice: But please remember to check the lesson notes or leave us a comment if you are having problems with tag questions.
Brandon: And we'll see you all in the next lesson! Bye everyone!
Ice: Paalam!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Listeners! Do you know another tag question in Filipino?

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Monday at 12:34 am
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Hi Sunny Chu,


You're right! Diba is the shortened version of hindi ba. Salamat sa iyong komento! If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask via the comments section ?


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Sunny Chu
Friday at 5:26 am
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Is "diba" the shortened form of "hindi ba"?

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Thursday at 7:37 am
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Hi Faye,


Thank you for your comment! "Ano" does generally mean "what". On the other hand, most of the time we say "hindi ba?" to mean "isn't it?" ?


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Fay
Saturday at 6:34 pm
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ano generally means what, it can sometimes mean isn't it?/ right? but it does not generally mean that,

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Betsey
Tuesday at 11:52 am
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Hi Ian,


Kamusta! "Dito siya, hindi ba?" and "Doon siya, hindi ba?" may be used but as the shortened version of the proper "Nandito siya, hindi ba?" and "Nandoon siya, hindi ba?" to mean S/he's here, isn't s/he? and S/he's there, isn't s/he?


On the other hand, to say "He isn't t/here, right" it's more correct to say "Wala siya dito, hindi ba?" or "Wala siya doon, hindi ba?"


Salamat! If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here!


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Ian
Wednesday at 1:28 pm
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Kamusta,


Dito siya, hindi ba? Doon siya, hindi ba? Would this be like saying: She is here/there isn't she?

And: HIndi dito siya, ano? Hindi doon siya, ano? And this would be like saying: He isn't here/there right?


Paalam.