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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 What do you do? In Filipino this is
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo?
Jason: The first word in the question is
Mayumi: Anong
Jason: meaning what's in English.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) Anong
Jason: Listen again and repeat.
Mayumi: Anong
{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: trabaho
Jason: meaning job/work.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) trabaho
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: trabaho
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Mayumi: Anong trabaho
{pause}
Jason: And next
Mayumi: mo
Jason: meaning something like you.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) mo
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: mo
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo
{pause}
Jason: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What do you do??
Mayumi: Ako ay isang guro.
Jason: ""I'm a teacher.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Mayumi: (Slow) Ako ay isang guro.
{pause}
Jason: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Mayumi: Ako
Jason: means something like I or I'm or me.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) Ako
Jason: Now repeat
Mayumi: Ako
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Mayumi: ay
meaning something like is.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) ay
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: ay
{Pause}
Jason: And after that
Mayumi: isang
Jason: meaning one.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) isang
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: isang
{Pause}
Jason: And next
Mayumi: guro
Jason: which means teacher.
Mayumi: (Slow, by syllable) guro
Jason: Now repeat.
Mayumi: guro
{Pause}
Jason: Listen to the speaker say, I'm a teacher., and then repeat.
Mayumi: Ako ay isang guro.
{pause}
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace teacher with Businessman.
Mayumi: Negosyante
Jason: Businessman
Mayumi: (slow) Negosyante (regular) Negosyante
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Businessman
Mayumi: Ako ay isang negosyante.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace teacher. Say I'm a Businessman.
{pause}
Mayumi: Ako ay isang negosyante.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace Businessman with Doctor.
Mayumi: Doktor
Jason: Doctor
Mayumi: (slow) Doktor (regular) Doktor
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Doctor
Mayumi: Ako ay isang doktor.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Businessman. Say I'm a Doctor.
{pause}
Mayumi: Ako ay isang doktor.
Jason: To expand on the pattern, replace Doctor with Pilot.
Mayumi: Piloto
Jason: Pilot
Mayumi: (slow) Piloto (regular) Piloto
Jason: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Pilot
Mayumi: Ako ay isang piloto.
Jason: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace Doctor. Say I'm a Pilot.
{pause}
Mayumi: Ako ay isang piloto.
QUIZ
Jason: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting the Philippines and someone asks what you do. You are a teacher. Respond to the question.
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo? (five seconds) Ako ay isang guro.
Jason: Imagine you're a Businessman Respond to the question.
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo? (five seconds) Ako ay isang negosyante.
Jason: Imagine you're a Doctor. . Answer the speaker's question.
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo? (five seconds) Ako ay isang doktor.
Jason: Imagine you're a Pilot. Respond to the question.
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo? (five seconds) Ako ay isang piloto.
Jason: You want to learn what that person does. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Mayumi: Anong trabaho mo?

Outro

Jason: This is the end of Lesson 4

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Sunday at 02:17 PM
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Hi Justin,


You can say "hindi ako nagtatrabaho pero gusto kong maging guro". Salamat!


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Justin Aragon
Monday at 05:23 AM
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Salamat

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How do you say I'm not working but I want to become a teacher?๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Wednesday at 03:40 PM
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Hi Me,


The ng added to isa is a Pang-angkop or a connecting word where other examples include adding a G or using the word NA. It connects isa to the word guro which it describes.


On the other hand, when we say isa akong guro vs ako ay isang guro these are sentences in the di-karaniwang form (non use of AY) and karaniwang form (uses AY) in their structure but essentially mean the same. The karaniwang form is more formal compared to the di-karaniwang form. Salamat!


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Me
Sunday at 04:47 PM
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In the sentence "Ako ay isang guro", is the "ng" in "isang" a short form of "ang"? Can I say "Ako ay isa ang guro"? I saw another version of this sentence (Isa akong guro) so I'm confused.

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Thursday at 10:16 PM
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Hi Mark,


Great question. You can say, "ano po ang trabaho ninyo?" Salamat!


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Mark
Friday at 02:32 PM
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If you are asking polite. Do you say "Anong trabaho po kayo ?"

FilipinoPod101.com
Monday at 09:59 AM
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Hi Sofia!


Great job! You're doing well. If you ever have any questions, feel free to leave us a comment. Salamat!


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Sofia
Saturday at 01:46 AM
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Ako ay isang accountant. Taga Indonesia ako. Anong trabaho mo?

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Tuesday at 08:35 PM
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Hi Sierra,


There is no direct translation to the occupation "receptionist" so usually borrow it from English as a whole. So you can say " Ako ay isang receptionist". Salamat!


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Sierra
Monday at 09:12 AM
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Hi Betsey,


Ang pangalan ko ay Sierra. Paano sabihin ang "receptionist" sa Pilipino?


Salamat!