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Hi, everybody!
Do you know what monsters Filipino people are scared of? In this lesson, you'll learn about three scary monsters in the Philippines.
Letโ€™s start with the most popular monster.
manananggal
[slowly] manananggal
It means flying vampire.
The manananggal is a flying vampire torso and head.
This horrific vampire separates its upper body from the rest of his body at night. It then flies around to prey on the fetuses of pregnant women. It has a very long tongue.
That sounds pretty scary, right?
You might have heard about the next monster. The next one is...
tiyanak
[slowly] tiyanak
It can be translated as evil baby in English.
This is another vampire that poses as a baby to lure victims.
Tiyanak can be the offspring of a demon and a woman. Or, it can be the spirit of an aborted fetus, seeking revenge. It lures people into the woods by crying like a baby.
Okay. Here's the last monster.
kapre
[slowly] kapre
Have you heard of this next one? This is the kapre
This black monster is hairy and it has a pair of red eyes giant. It is usually seen in big, old trees.
The kapre lives in trees, and is not necessarily evil. It gets angry and vengeful when its tree is cut down, however. It loves smoking cigars.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the names of each monster and repeat after me.
flying aswang
manananggal
* beep
manananggal
evil baby
tiyanak
* beep
tiyanak
kapre
kapre
* beep
kapre
Well done! [pause]
Do you know how Filipino people celebrate Halloween?
In the Philippines, children sometimes dress up in scary monster costumes and attend parties during Halloween. Traditionally, from the evening of October 31st till November the 2nd, All Souls and All Saints Days are observed. Thousands of Filipinos visit cemeteries to pray at and clean the family graves and offer flowers, candles, and snacks. The atmosphere is festive and jovial, like a family reunion.
You just learned about three scary monsters in the Philippines and a cultural fact about Halloween in the Philippines.
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I'll see you next time. Paalam.

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