Study ‘Ako ay Pilipino’ Song

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With the Yaya

Pakinggan mo ako.
Listen to me.

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Low-Flying Dove

prosti
prostitute

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Tagalog Words for Pacquiao vs. Mayweather

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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Tagalog Phrases for Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fight

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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Study ‘Katakataka’

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

kataka-taka
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

With Your Filipina Maid

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.
Clean this.

Ganito. Ganyan.
This way.  Like that.

Gamitin mo ito.
Use this.

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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Study ‘Harana’ (Serenade)


HARANA (Serenade) by Parokya ni Edgar

Original Tagalog Lyrics

Uso pa ba ang harana?
Marahil ikaw ay nagtataka
Sino ba ‘tong mukhang gago?
Nagkandarapa sa pagkanta
At nasisintunado sa kaba

Meron pang dalang mga rosas
Suot nama’y maong na kupas
At nariyan pa ang barkada
Nakaporma naka-barong
Sa awiting daig pa
minus one at sing along

Koro:
Puno ang langit ng bituin
At kay lamig pa ng hangin
Sa ‘yong tingin ako’y nababaliw
Giliw..
At sa awitin kong ito
Sana’y maibigan mo
Ibubuhos ko ang buong puso ko
Sa isang munting harana para sa ‘yo

Hindi ba’t parang isang sine
Isang pelikulang romantiko
Hindi ba’t ikaw ang bidang artista
at ako ay iyong leading man
Sa istoryang nagwawakas
sa pag-ibig na wagas

Free English Translation

Are serenades still in fashion?
Perhaps you’re wondering
Who’s this looking stupid
Over-eagerly singing
So nervous he’s out of tune

He’s even holding roses
But wearing faded jeans
And with his buddies too
Wearing formal attire
Belting out a song
that can beat karaoke

Chorus:
The sky is full of stars
And the wind is cold too
I go crazy at your glance
Beloved…
And with this, my song
I hope you like it
I’ll pour out my heart
In this humble serenade for you

Isn’t it like a movie
A romantic film
Aren’t you the star
and I’m your leading man
In a story that ends
in a love that is perfect.