Are you curious about what a telephone conversation in Tagalog sounds like? If so, we’ll be looking at the typical vocabulary used in phone conversations in Tagalog! If this interests you, read on!
Your Step-By-Step Guide On How A Telephone Conversation In Tagalog Works
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How Do Tagalog Conversations Work?
Filipinos are known to be lovers of texting and calling. But, if you already have Filipino friends, this is probably something that you already know. This is why it’s so important to learn about telephone conversations in Tagalog, you never know when your friend is going to call you up in the middle of the night!
Talking With Family And Friends
Upon answering the phone, most Filipinos answer with “Hello” or “How are you?” (Kumusta?). But, if you are very close with one another, they usually go straight to the point with why they called you.
Talking With The Elderly
In the Philippines, it is in their culture to always treat the elderly with the utmost respect. When you talk to someone that is relatively older than you, you should use the words “po” and “opo” to show respect. In English “opo” means “yes” and “po” is used at the end of the sentence to indicate respect and politeness.
In Formal Settings
When you are in a situation that requires you to be professional, most Filipinos actually speak English. However, when they are required to use the Tagalog language, they usually speak in a manner that uses “po” and “opo”. Aside from that, sometimes they also speak in both Tagalog and English which they refer to as Taglish!
Sentences That Can Help You Learn More!
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Learn More Through These Sample Conversations!
These sample conversations are a great way to not only practice what you have learned above but to help you integrate them better into conversations.
Conversation 1: With The Elderly
– Hello, kumusta? (Hello, how are you?)
– Okey lang naman po ako, Auntie. Ikaw po, kumusta ka na? (I’m doing well, Auntie. How about you, how are you?)
– Okey naman ako! Napatawag ako sa’yo dahil gusto sa kitang ayain para maghapunan kasama ako. Gusto mo ba? (I’m doing well too! I wanted to call you because I wanted to invite you for dinner. Do you want to?)
– Oo naman po, Auntie! Iiwanan ko muna ng pagkain ang aso ko bago ta’yo magkita. (Of course, Auntie! I just have to feed my dog before we meet.)
– Walang problema sa akin ‘yan, hija! Tawagan mo lang ang numero ng telepono ko kung gusto mo ng sunduin kita. (It’s no problem, dear! Just call me when you want me to come get you.)
– Sige po, Auntie. kitakits! (Alright, Auntie. See you!)
Conversation 2: With Friends
– Hello? (Hello?)
– Uy, ba’t napatawag ka? (Hey, why did you call?)
– Gusto mo ba dalhan kita ng mga tsokolate? Dalhan sana kita bukas nabanggit mo kasi sa pag uusap natin na gusto mo ‘yon. (Would you like me to bring you chocolates? I was hoping to give you some tomorrow since you mentioned to me in our previous conversation that you liked it.)
– Oo naman! Nakakataba nga ng puso na na-aalala mo. (Yes! I’m happy that you remembered.)
– Siyempre naman! Ihahatad ko sa’yo ng maaga bukas ang mga ito. (Of course! I’ll give them to you tomorrow.)
–Sige! Mag-ingat ka! (Okay, take care!)
Conversation 3: With Classmates
– Uy, Nakagawa ka na ba ng takdang aralin natin? (Hey, were you able to do our assignment?)
– Hindi pa nga eh, dami kasing mga detalye, mga ad at mga datos na dapat hanapin. (Not yet, there are a lot of details, ads, and even data that I have yet to research.)
–Tama ka, pero alam mo ba ang e mail ng guro natin? Para mapasa ko sa kaniya kapag natapos ko, nakalimutan ko kasi. (Okay, do you know the e-mail of our teacher just in case I finish it? I forgot what it is.)
–Oo, ite-text ko sa’yo ngayon. (Yes, I will text it to you now.)
–Salamat, kitakits ngayong Lunes! (Thank you, see you this Monday!)
These are just some of the many scenarios that you might find yourself in. While it might seem foreign to you now, learning these will help you build a good foundation for when you’re ready to learn more in the future!
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