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INTRODUCTION
Jason: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Filipino learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Jason: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How tall are you? In Filipino this is
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad?
Jason: The first word in the question is
Mayumi: Gaano
Jason: meaning something like How in English.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) Gaano
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Mayumi: Gaano
{Pause}
Jason: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Mayumi: ka
Jason: meaning something like you.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) ka
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: ka
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Mayumi: Gaano ka
{pause}
Jason: And next
Mayumi: katangkad
Jason: meaning something like tall.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) katangkad
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: katangkad
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad
{pause}
Jason: Master the following pattern and responses to the question How tall are you??
Mayumi: Ako ay 180 (isang daan at walumpung) sentimetro.
Jason: ""I'm 180 cm tall.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Mayumi: (Slow) Ako ay 180 (isang daan at walumpung) sentimetro.
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Mayumi: Ako
Jason: means something like I.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) Ako
Jason: Now repeat
Mayumi: Ako
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Mayumi: ay
Jason: meaning something like am.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) ay
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: ay
{Pause}
Jason: Next is
Mayumi: 180(isangdaan at walumpung) sentimetro
Jason: meaning 180 centimeters.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) 180(isangdaan at walumpung) sentimetro
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: 180(isangdaan at walumpung) sentimetro
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, I'm 180 cm tall., and then repeat.
Mayumi: Ako ay 180 (isang daan at walumpung) sentimetro.
{pause}
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace 180 cm with 150 cm.
Mayumi: 150 (isang daan at limampung) sentimetro
Jason: 150 cm
Mayumi: (slow) 150 (isang daan at limampung) sentimetro (regular) 150 (isang daan at limampung) sentimetro
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 150 cm
Mayumi: Ako ay 150 (isang daan at limampung) sentimetro.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 180 cm. Say I'm 150 cm tall.
{pause}
Mayumi: Ako ay 150 (isang daan at limampung) sentimetro.
Jason: To use a different phrase, replace 150 cm with 157cm.
Mayumi: 157 (isang daan at limampu't pitong) sentimetro
Jason: 157cm
Mayumi: (slow) 157 (isang daan at limampu't pitong) sentimetro (regular) 157 (isang daan at limampu't pitong) sentimetro
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 157cm
Mayumi: Ako ay 157 (isang daan at limampu't pitong) sentimetro.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for 150 cm. Say I'm 157cm tall.
{pause}
Mayumi: Ako ay 157 (isang daan at limampu't pitong) sentimetro.
Jason: To make another phrase, replace 157cm with 160cm.
Mayumi: 160 (isang daan at animnapung) sentimetro
Jason: 160cm
Mayumi: (slow) 160 (isang daan at animnapung) sentimetro (regular) 160 (isang daan at animnapung) sentimetro
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 160cm
Mayumi: Ako ay 160 (isang daan at animnapung) sentimetro.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the phrase for 157cm. Say I'm 160cm tall.
{pause}
Mayumi: Ako ay 160 (isang daan at animnapung) sentimetro.
QUIZ
Jason: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Philippines and someone asks you how tall you are. You are 180 cm. Respond to the question.
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad? (five seconds) Ako ay 180 (isang daan at walumpung) sentimetro.
Jason: Imagine you are 150 cm tall. Respond to the question.
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad? (five seconds) Ako ay 150 (isang daan at limampung) sentimetro.
Jason: Now imagine you are 157cm tall. . Answer the speaker's question.
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad? (five seconds) Ako ay 157 (isang daan at limampu't pitong) sentimetro.
Jason: Imagine you're 160cm tall. Respond to the question.
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad? (five seconds) Ako ay 160 (isang daan at animnapung) sentimetro.
Jason: Now you want to ask that person how tall they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Mayumi: Gaano ka katangkad?

Outro

Jason: This is the end of Lesson 14

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