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INTRODUCTION
Becky:
Expressions for Gossiping
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 10. In this lesson you'll learn expressions for gossiping.
Becky:
If you want to gossip with friends, be sure to learn these expressions.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky:
The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay:
chos
Jay:
chika
Jay:
ngek
Jay:
ganon
Becky:
Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay:
chos
Becky:
When it's used as a slang expression, it means "joke."
Jay:
[SLOW] chos [NORMAL] chos
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
chos
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you’re not serious or you’re telling a joke. This term is conjuncted at the end of a statement to lighten the mood of the asserted statement. Since Filipinos are naturally non-confrontational, a negative or serious comment is sometimes followed with a
Jay:
chos
Becky :
to lighten the impact. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Uy, bakit parang habang tumatagal, nagiging kamukha mo na si Jessica Alba? Chos! [SLOW] Uy, bakit parang habang tumatagal, nagiging kamukha mo na si Jessica Alba? Chos!
Becky:
"Hey, how come as time passes by, you look more and more like Jessica Alba? Joke!"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Uy, bakit parang habang tumatagal, nagiging kamukha mo na si Jessica Alba? Chos!
Becky:
Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay:
chika
Becky:
When it's used as a slang expression, it means "gossip."
Jay:
[SLOW] chika [NORMAL] chika
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
chika
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you are referring to gossip. It’s usually used by women. It can also mean chatting in general. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Kelan mo ichichika sa akin yun bago mong boyfriend? Next week? Sigurado yan ha? [SLOW] Kelan mo ichichika sa akin yun bago mong boyfriend? Next week? Sigurado yan ha?
Becky:
"When will you gossip about your new boyfriend to me? Next week? Make sure you will, ok?"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Kelan mo ichichika sa akin yun bago mong boyfriend? Next week? Sigurado yan ha?
Becky:
Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay:
ngek
Becky:
When it's used as a slang expression, it means "yikes."
Jay:
[SLOW] ngek [NORMAL] ngek
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
ngek
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you or someone else made a mistake or did something ridiculous or crappy. It is said that
Jay:
ngek!
Becky:
is yet another term of onomatopoeic origins. It imitates the sound of a buzzer in a quiz show which indicates that the player’s answer is wrong.
Jay:
Be careful when you use this word.
Becky :
A younger person saying this to an older person sounds rude. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ano, papunta na kayo sa mall? Ngek! Akala ko ba mamaya pa tayo magkikita? Napaaga ata alis niyo? [SLOW] Ano, papunta na kayo sa mall? Ngek! Akala ko ba mamaya pa tayo magkikita? Napaaga ata alis niyo?
Becky:
"What, you're already on your way to the mall? Yikes! I thought we were meeting later? It seems that you left earlier?"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ano, papunta na kayo sa mall? Ngek! Akala ko ba mamaya pa tayo magkikita? Napaaga ata alis niyo?
Becky:
Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay:
ganon
Becky:
It’s an abbreviation of
Jay:
ganoon
Becky:
meaning "like that." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "is that so?"
Jay:
[SLOW] ganon [NORMAL] ganon
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
ganon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you reply to a statement with doubt or disbelief in a non-offensive way. This is best translated with the English expression "Is that so?"
Becky :
Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ganon? Sabi niya ayaw niya ng makipagusap sa akin? Hmm, bakit kaya? [SLOW] Ganon? Sabi niya ayaw niya ng makipagusap sa akin? Hmm, bakit kaya?
Becky:
"Is that so? She said she no longer wants to talk with me? Hmm, I wonder why?"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ganon? Sabi niya ayaw niya ng makipagusap sa akin? Hmm, bakit kaya?
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:
All the latest news in town, she knows. She is doing this?
Jay:
chika
Becky:
"gossip"
Becky:
After complimenting your close friend about her new hairdo, you said you think she can be a model. And then you say?
Jay:
chos
Becky:
"joke"
Becky:
He said he was the team captain of a basketball team during elementary school. He doesn’t seem like the type, you react?
Jay:
ganon
Becky:
"is that so?"
Becky:
You planned for months to go hiking but suddenly the night before your hike, your friend couldn’t join because of a trivial reason. You react?
Jay:
ngek
Becky:
"yikes"

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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