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Hello and welcome to Filipino Survival Phrases brought to you by FilipinoPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to the Philippines. You will be surprised at how far a little Filipino will go.
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Filipino Survival Phrases Lesson 9 - Learn Filipino using Filipino with this unbelievably simple phrase.
In today's lesson, we'll introduce you to a survival phrase that will provide you with the tools to learn from the people around. Now, a dictionary's a great idea, but don’t forget that you can use Filipino to learn in a more fun and interactive way.
In Filipino, "Can you say it again?" is Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
Let's hear it once again: Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
The first word Pakiulit means "please repeat."
Let's break it down and hear it one more time: Pakiulit.
This is followed by Po, which makes the sentence polite and has no English equivalent. Po
Then comes Ng, which in English is "of."
It is followed by Sinabi, which means "said."
Let's break down this word and hear it one more time: Sinabi.
And Sinabi.
It is followed by Mo, which means "your."
Now, slowly, Mo.
And again, Mo.
So, to recap here, we have Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo. Literally, this means "Please repeat what you have said."
Let's break it down by syllable and hear it one more time: Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
At times, even repetition of what is said is not enough to understand the speaker, as the words are still too fast. For instances like this, you can use the phrase "Slowly please." In Filipino, "Slowly please" if Pakibagalan po.
Pakibagalan po.
Let's break it down by syllable: Pakibagalan po.
The first word Pakibagalan means "slowly."
Let's break down this word and hear it one more time: Pakibagalan.
And Pakibagalan.
This is followed by Po.
Let's hear it one more time: Po.
So, all together, we have Pakibagalan po, meaning "Slowly please."
Again, Pakibagalan po.
Philippines has over a hundred dialects. If you go from one province to another, the language can change. There was this one time when I was in Cebu when I was in a public market buying some food for our beach trip. The language spoken in Cebu is Cebuano. I can understand the language but speak very little of it. I was talking to a flower vendor and I can hardly understand her because she was talking so fast in Cebuano. So, I had to ask her to speak slowly, which is Pakibagalan po. As you can see sometimes, even Filipinos use Pakibagalan po when talking to each other.


Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so good luck, that also means “good luck” in Filipino. Here we go!
"Can you say it again?" - Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
Pakiulit po ng sinabi mo.
"Slowly please." - Pakibagalan po.
Pakibagalan po.
Pakibagalan po.
Alright, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by FilipinoPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF.