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INTRODUCTION
Ice: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com.
Brandon: This is Lower Beginner, season 1, lesson 9, All the Colors of the Philippines! I’m Brandon.
Ice: Hello. And I’m Ice. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about Filipino colors.
Brandon: The conversation takes place at a beauty salon 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
Michelle: Anong kulay ng buhok mo?
Jane: Itim, pero gusto kong gawing kulay pula.
Michelle: Pula?
Jane: Oo, bagay ba?
Michelle: Ayos lang.
Jane: Ikaw, anong kulay ng buhok ang gusto mo?
Michelle: Gusto ko kulay asul!
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Michelle: Anong kulay ng buhok mo?
Jane: Itim, pero gusto kong gawing kulay pula.
Michelle: Pula?
Jane: Oo, bagay ba?
Michelle: Ayos lang.
Jane: Ikaw, anong kulay ng buhok ang gusto mo?
Michelle: Gusto ko kulay asul!
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Michelle: Anong kulay ng buhok mo?
Brandon: What color is your hair?
Jane: Itim, pero gusto kong gawing kulay pula.
Brandon: Black, but I want to color it red.
Michelle: Pula?
Brandon: Red?
Jane: Oo, bagay ba?
Brandon: Yes, does it suit me?
Michelle: Ayos lang.
Brandon: It's just fine.
Jane: Ikaw, anong kulay ng buhok ang gusto mo?
Brandon: How about you, what hair color do you like?
Michelle: Gusto ko kulay asul!
Brandon: I want blue!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ice: Let’s talk a little about Filipino hairstyles. First, the most common hair color of Filipinos is black.
Brandon: I think almost all Filipinos' natural hair color is black, right?
Ice: That’s right. However, Filipino hair can be straight, wavy, or curly.
Brandon: But I heard that Filipinos prefer straight hair.
Ice: That’s also true, and it's the reason that all beauty salons in the Philippines offer straightening treatments rather than perm treatments.
Brandon: That’s interesting! 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: kulay [natural native speed]
Brandon: color
Ice: kulay [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: kulay [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: buhok [natural native speed]
Brandon: hair
Ice: buhok [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: buhok [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: itim [natural native speed]
Brandon: black
Ice: itim [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: itim [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: gusto [natural native speed]
Brandon: want, like
Ice: gusto [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: gusto [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: pula [natural native speed]
Brandon: red
Ice: pula [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: pula [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: asul [natural native speed]
Brandon: blue
Ice: asul [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: asul [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ice: bagay [natural native speed]
Brandon: suitable
Ice: bagay [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: bagay [natural native speed]
: And last:
Ice: Ayos [natural native speed]
Brandon: alright, fine, okay (Informal)
Ice: Ayos [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ice: Ayos [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 kulay.
Brandon: Which is a noun that means “color". How's it used?
Ice: Kulay is generally used in statements and questions.
Brandon: For example?
Ice: Kulay asul ang kalangitan.
Brandon: That's "The sky is the color blue".
Ice: That’s right. The next word is bagay.
Brandon: That's the Filipino adjective for expressing that two things or people are "suitable."
Ice: However, we must note that when you use it as a noun, bagay can also mean "a thing" or "an object."
Brandon: Let’s give some examples. First, let’s say "You two are suitable for each other".
Ice: Bagay kayo.
Brandon: Great! Now let’s try "They are not suitable for each other."
Ice: Hindi sila bagay.
Brandon: All right! Now let’s move on to our last word.
Ice: The last word is ayos.
Brandon: Which means "fine" or "all right."
Ice: Yes. It’s an adjective that expresses the state of feeling "fine" or "all right."
Brandon: So how would we ask "Are you all right?"
Ice: Ayos ka lang ba?
Brandon: OK, Now lets move onto the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Brandon: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about colors in Filipino. Let’s start with Red.
Ice: Pula
Brandon: "blue"?
Ice: Asul
Brandon: "yellow"?
Ice: Dilaw
Brandon: "green"?
Ice: Berde
Brandon: "orange"?
Ice: kahel.
Brandon: "violet"?
Ice: Lila
Brandon: "black"?
Ice: Itim
Brandon: "white"?
Ice: Puti
Brandon: So, how do we ask the color of an object in Filipino?
Ice: We use the phrase Anong kulay ito?
Brandon: Which is "What color is this?" So how about stating the color of an object?
Ice: We use the sentence pattern (Kulay + [the color] + ang + [the object])
Brandon: Ok, Let’s say "The sky is blue".
Ice: Kulay asul ang kalangita.
Brandon: The word for "blue" is...
Ice: asul
Brandon: And the word for "sky"...
Ice: kalangita
Brandon: Ok how about, "The grass is green."
Ice: Kulay berde ang damo.
Brandon: The word for "green" is...
Ice: berde
Brandon: And the word for “grass”...
Ice: damo
Brandon: That was a lot… I hope you were able to follow it, Listeners!
Ice: I hope so too. If you’re still having problems, make sure to check out the lesson notes for more examples.
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Outro

Brandon: Well, that’s all for this lesson. Thanks for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time.
Ice: Paalam!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! What is your favorite color? *Try answering in Filipino!

FilipinoPod101.com
Sunday at 10:54 pm
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Hi Takeshi!


Walang anuman! We're glad to be of help. Feel free to ask if you ever have any questions :)


Betsey

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Takeshi
Wednesday at 2:07 pm
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Salamat po! Very helpful :smile:

FilipinoPod101.com
Friday at 7:59 am
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Hi Takeshi,


If the word after "gusto ko" is a noun, you proceed to say "gusto ko ng [noun]" while if you'd like to use a verb after the phrase, you'll use "gusto kong [verb]"


Examples

Gusto kong kumain [kumain which is a verb]

Gusto ko ng pagkain [pagkain which is a noun]


Salamat!


Betsey

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Takeshi
Monday at 11:09 am
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About Gusto kong gawing kulay pula. Why not Gusto ko?

Thank you in advance.