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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Terms Referring to Groups of People
Becky: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com. I'm Becky.
Jay: And I'm Jay!
Becky: This is Must-Know Filipino Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson you'll learn terms referring to groups of people.
Becky: These are quite a common way to describe people in Filipino culture. These are the basic groups used to classify people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay: pinoy / pinay
Jay: kano
Jay: chinito / chinita
Jay: tisoy / tisay
Becky: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: pinoy / pinay
Becky: When it's used as a slang expression, it means "Filipino / Filipina."
Jay: [SLOW] pinoy / pinay [NORMAL] pinoy / pinay
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: pinoy / pinay
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to Filipinos.
Jay: Pinoy / pinay
Becky: was used for self-identification by the first wave of Filipinos who went to the USA before World War 2. This term is used almost always in informal settings when referring to Filipinos, and can be used by anyone. Even foreigners can use this term.
Jay: pinoy is for male, while pinay is for female.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Mahilig ba ang mga pinay sa bulaklak? [SLOW] Mahilig ba ang mga pinay sa bulaklak?
Becky: "Are Filipino ladies fond of flowers?"
Jay: [NORMAL] Mahilig ba ang mga pinay sa bulaklak?
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: kano
Becky: This is an abbreviation of
Jay: amerikano
Becky: meaning "american."
Jay: [SLOW] kano [NORMAL] kano
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: kano
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to Americans.
Jay: This expression is used often by locals to refer to Americans.
Becky: It may sound weird if another nationality uses this word. But locals may find it amusing to hear from foreigners. This word is not derogatory. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Malaki talaga ang impluwensiya ng kano sa kultura natin. [SLOW] Malaki talaga ang impluwensiya ng kano sa kultura natin.
Becky: "Americans really have a strong influence in our culture."
Jay: [NORMAL] Malaki talaga ang impluwensiya ng kano sa kultura natin.
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: chinito/ chinita
Becky: A word borrowed from Spanish meaning "little Chinese boy or girl.” But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "East Asian-looking."
Jay: [SLOW] chinito/chinita [NORMAL] chinito/chinita
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: chinito/chinita
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to Chinese or East Asian-looking people.
Jay: Chinito is used for males, chinita for females. This word is not offensive.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Mahilig ako sa chinita. Sana makapag asawa ako ng chinita balang araw. [SLOW] Mahilig ako sa chinita. Sana makapag asawa ako ng chinita balang araw.
Becky: "I like the East Asian complexion. I hope someday I can get married to someone who looks East Asian."
Jay: [NORMAL] Mahilig ako sa chinita. Sana makapag asawa ako ng chinita balang araw.
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: tisoy / tisay
Becky: This word is an abbreviation for
Jay: mestizo
Becky: meaning "mixed race."
Jay: [SLOW] tisoy / tisay [NORMAL] tisoy / tisay
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: tisoy / tisay
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to any Filipino of mixed race, although the connotation is someone with Western ancestry.
Jay: For example, a Chinese-Filipino biracial person is NOT considered tisoy. Tisoy is used for males, tisay for females.
Becky : These are non-derogatory terms. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Sa isang sports team, kinagigiliwan ang tisoy ng mga kababaihan kahit na hindi masyadong magaling maglaro. [SLOW] Sa isang sports team, kinagigiliwan ang tisoy ng mga kababaihan kahit na hindi masyadong magaling maglaro.
Becky: "On a sports team, female fans are fond of players of mixed race, even if they can't play that well."
Jay: [NORMAL] Sa isang sports team, kinagigiliwan ang tisoy ng mga kababaihan kahit na hindi masyadong magaling maglaro.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Becky: You met someone at a social gathering. He said he’s from Washington DC. He is?
Jay: kano
Becky: "American"
Becky: You hear a group of people speaking in the Filipino language with fluency. Most likely, they are?
Jay: pinoy / pinay
Becky: "Filipino / Filipina"
Becky: Your friend is half-German, half-Filipino. He is?
Jay: tisoy / tisay
Becky: "mixed race"
Becky: She said both of her parents are Chinese but she was born in the Philippines. She is?
Jay: chinito/chinita
Becky: "East Asian looking"

Outro

Becky: There you have it; you have mastered four Filipino Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FilipinoPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jay: Hanggang sa muling pagkikita, paalam!

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