Pakinggan mo ako.
Listen to me.
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao took place on May 2, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, billed as The Fight of the Century, or the Battle for Greatness, took place on May 2, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Tikman mo ang kamao ko.
Taste my fist.
Si Manny ang Pambansang Kamao.
Manny is the National Fist.
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How mysterious it is to fall hard for someone whom you were just kidding around with at first. Katakataka (Kalanchoe pinnata) is also the name of a medicinal plant in the Philippines. This ‘miracle plant’ is called kataka-taka (astonishing) because after the leaves fall off the stem, new leaves quickly sprout out again.
TAGALOG-ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF LYRICS
ang katulad ko
someone like me
astonishing; puzzling; a marvel
Kataka-takang mahibang ang katulad ko sa iyo
It’s remarkable for someone like me to fall for you
Biru-biro ang simula
Joking around at first
Ang wakas pala ay ano?
The ending is what?
Aayaw-ayaw pa ako
I profess not to want it
ngunit ’yan ay ’di totoo
but that isn’t true
Dahil sa iyo
Because of you
puso kong ito’y binihag mo
this heart of mine you’ve captivated
Ala-ala ka maging gabi’t araw
Thinking of you day and night
The Tagalog word for ‘maid’ is katulong, which literally means ‘helper.’ (The Tagalog word for ‘help’ is tulong.)
More recently, the word kasambahay (“someone sharing the same home”) is the preferred term for a live-in maid.
Here are a few Tagalog phrases to help you communicate with your Filipina maid:
Linisin mo ito.
This way. Like that.
Gamitin mo ito.
Huwag mo itong galawin.
Don’t touch this.
Huwag mo itong buksan.
Don’t open this.
Huwag kang pumasok doon.
Don’t go in there.
Huwag kang gumamit ng ____________.
Don’t use ____________.
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