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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Terms Referring to Your Friends
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 4. In this lesson you'll learn terms referring to your friends.
Becky: When you belong to a group of friends, you don't often refer to them by name. You call them by these terms.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay: barkada
Jay: tol
Jay: pare/mare
Jay: dre
Becky: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: barkada
Becky: literally meaning "boatload." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "group of friends."
Jay: [SLOW] barkada [NORMAL] barkada
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: barkada
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to your gang, your group of friends. This is an older slang expression.
Jay: So, barkada is accepted even in mainstream media.
Becky: It originated from the Spanish word
Jay: barcada
Becky: meaning “boatload”. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Nay, punta pala kami ng mga barkada ko sa Boracay sa susunod na linggo. Tatlong araw lang kami, magbabakasyon. Naka book na kami ng flight. [SLOW] Nay, punta pala kami ng mga barkada ko sa Boracay sa susunod na linggo. Tatlong araw lang kami, magbabakasyon. Naka book na kami ng flight.
Becky: "Mom, my friends and I are going to Boracay next week. Just for 3 days, we're taking a vacation. We have already booked a flight."
Jay: [NORMAL] Nay, punta pala kami ng mga barkada ko sa Boracay sa susunod na linggo. Tatlong araw lang kami, magbabakasyon. Naka book na kami ng flight.
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: tol
Becky: It's an abbreviation for
Jay: utol
Becky: meaning "brother." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "friend, bro." This expression connotes a close relationship.
Jay: [SLOW] tol [NORMAL] tol
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: tol
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression to refer to a friend. This expression is usually used between males, but women can also use it to address their male friends. Be careful when you use this word. Do not use it in any situation with even a small degree of formality, since it’s too casual.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Tol, saan ka nagtratrabaho? Tinatanggap ba nila ang gwapong katulad ko? [SLOW] Tol, saan ka nagtratrabaho? Tinatanggap ba nila ang gwapong katulad ko?
Becky: "Friend, where are you working? Do they accept handsome people like me?"
Jay: [NORMAL] Tol, saan ka nagtratrabaho? Tinatanggap ba nila ang gwapong katulad ko?
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: pare/mare
Becky: It's an abbreviation of
Jay: compadre
Becky: meaning "comrade" in Spanish. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "dude / sister."
Jay: [SLOW] pare/mare [NORMAL] pare/mare
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: pare/mare
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression to refer to everyone.
Jay: Pare
Becky: is used between males. This is not used by children though - usually teenagers or older. The female version of this is
Jay: mare.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Pare, inuman tayo mamayang gabi ha? [SLOW] Pare, inuman tayo mamayang gabi ha?
Becky: "Hey dude, let's have a drink tonight, ok?"
Jay: [NORMAL] Pare, inuman tayo mamayang gabi ha?
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: dre
Becky: It's an abbreviation for
Jay: kumpadre, or in Spanish “compadre”
Becky: meaning "friend." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "man, bro."
Jay: [SLOW] dre [NORMAL] dre
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: dre
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you address your friend. It’s exclusively used by males. This is a more sophisticated term to address a friend than the previous expressions in this lesson. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Dre, saan mo nabili yang sapatos? Gusto kong bumili nang ganyan, ang porma e. [SLOW] Dre, saan mo nabili yang sapatos? Gusto kong bumili nang ganyan, ang porma e.
Becky: "Hey man, where did you buy those shoes? I'd like to buy them as well. They’re so cool."
Jay: [NORMAL] Dre, saan mo nabili yang sapatos? Gusto kong bumili nang ganyan, ang porma e.
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: Making a phone call to your close friend to help you because you had a flat tire.
Jay: tol
Becky: "friend, bro"
Becky: You ask permission from your dad to go on a 2-day vacation with these people.
Jay: barkada
Becky: "group of friends"
Becky: You see your close friend showing off his new smartphone. You wish to ask for the price.
Jay: dre
Becky: "man, bro"
Becky: You’re buying fruits in the public market. You address the person selling with this term.
Jay: pare/mare
Becky: "dude / sister"

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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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Hi Garry!


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Thanks for teaching me a few more words. This is going to be hard work, but thanks for making it enjoyable.