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INTRODUCTION
Becky:
Expressions to Describe Women's Sophistication
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 8. In this lesson you'll learn expressions to describe women's sophistication.
Becky:
Do you wish to be more creative in describing women other than "you're pretty," especially if you're also a girl? These expressions are alternate ways to describe her sophistication.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky:
The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay:
haba ng hair
Jay:
in fairness
Jay:
taray
Jay:
peg
Becky:
Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay:
haba ng hair
Becky:
literally meaning "the hair is long." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "attractive, be popular with the boys ."
Jay:
[SLOW] haba ng hair [NORMAL] haba ng hair
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
haba ng hair
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you describe a female who looks great. Usually, this expression is used between females.
Jay:
This doesn't literally mean one has long hair though.
Becky:
A woman with short hair can still be referred to with this expression. One of the possible origins of this expression are shampoo commercials, which always depict women with long hair attracting many boys. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ang haba ng hair ni Karen! Lapitan ng mga lalaki. [SLOW] Ang haba ng hair ni Karen! Lapitan ng mga lalaki.
Becky:
"Karen sure is attractive! Men are flocking to get her attention."
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ang haba ng hair ni Karen! Lapitan ng mga lalaki.
Becky:
Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay:
in fairness
Becky:
literally meaning "in fairness." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "actually."
Jay:
[SLOW] in fairness [NORMAL] in fairness
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
in fairness
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you want to make an objective statement about something. This expression has no connection to the literal concept of fairness. It’s used much like the English word "actually." Let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] In fairness, marunong siyang kumanta a! Kahit na wala sa itsura. [SLOW] In fairness, marunong siyang kumanta a! Kahit na wala sa itsura.
Becky:
"Actually, she can sing well. Even though it doesn't seem like it."
Jay:
[NORMAL] In fairness, marunong siyang kumanta a! Kahit na wala sa itsura.
Becky:
Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay:
taray
Becky:
literally meaning "bratty." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "charismatic, sassy."
Jay:
[SLOW] taray [NORMAL] taray
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
taray
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression to describe a female who possesses the charisma of being snobbish, but not always in a bad way. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ang taray nung babaeng yun o, naka 4-inches high heels! Aattend ba yan ng party? [SLOW] Ang taray nung babaeng yun o, naka 4-inches high heels! Aattend ba yan ng party?
Becky:
"Look at the sass of that girl, she's wearing 4-inch high heels! Is she going to a party?"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ang taray nung babaeng yun o, naka 4-inches high heels! Aattend ba yan ng party?
Becky:
Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay:
peg
Becky:
literally meaning "peg." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "fashion, style, manner."
Jay:
[SLOW] peg [NORMAL] peg
Becky:
Listeners, please repeat.
Jay:
peg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky:
Use this slang expression when you compare someone to a more popular icon for easy visualization or imagination. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ayos a! Angelina Jolie ang peg! [SLOW] Ayos a! Angelina Jolie ang peg!
Becky:
"Cool! Your style is like Angelina Jolie!"
Jay:
[NORMAL] Ayos a! Angelina Jolie ang peg!
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:
She’s not as good as a professional singer but doesn’t sing out of tune. You want to compliment her.
Jay:
in fairness
Becky:
"actually"
Becky:
Your friend received 3 dozens of flowers from 3 different guys on Valentine’s Day.
Jay:
haba ng hair
Becky:
"attractive, be popular with the boys "
Becky:
Your friend imitated a famous local artist posing on a billboard.
Jay:
peg
Becky:
"fashion, style, manner"
Becky:
She can sing a wide vocal range. She can hit the low notes and high notes. You want to compliment her.
Jay:
taray
Becky:
"charismatic, sassy"

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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