Tagalog for Beginners An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines

ISBN-10: 0804841268
ISBN-13: 9780804841269
Edition: 2010
Authors: Joi Barrios
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 6/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Learn authentic, modern Tagalog (Filipino) in this guided, practical approach by skilled teacher Joi Barrios. Tagalog for Beginners provides an excellent gateway to mastering contemporary Tagalog whether you're traveling to the Philippines for a vacation or a business trip, have ties to the large North American Tagalog-speaking community, or simply enjoy exploring new languages. After journeying through the carefully-paced explanations, conversations, cultural info and activities, learners will be able to use Tagalog (Filipino) in a wide range of common situations. From shopping for food to asking directions, from telling time to expressing how you feel, this book gives you the communication skills you need. A special section guides native (heritage) learners and instructors on how to use the book most effectively for their needs.

Joi Barrios serves as a Lecturer teaching Filipino and Philippine Literature at the University of California, Berkeley while on leave as an Associate Professor from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD).

Pasasalamat (Acknowledgments)
Introduction
Ako, Ang Aking Pamilya, at Ang Mga Bagay sa Aking Paligid (Myself, My Family, and Thing's Around Me)
Pagpapakilala (Introductions)
Fagbati (Greetings)
Mga Bagay (Objects)
Pagbisita sa Bahay ng Kaibigan (Visiting a Friend's House)
Ang Aking mga Gamit (My Things)
Mga Bayan at Bansa at ang Aking Nasyonalidad (Cities and Towns; Countries and Citizenship)
Ang Aking Pamilya (My Family)
AngAming Bahay (OarHouse)
Ang Aking Komunidad (My Community)
Sa Kalye, sa Lungsod at sa Nayon (On the Street, in the City and in Our Village)
Pamimili (Shopping)
Pagpunta sa Eskuwelahan (Going to School)
Pagdating at Pag-alis (Arrivals and Departures)
Pag-iiskedyul ng Tagpuan (Scheduling an Appointment)
Pagbibigay Direksiyon (Giving Directions)
Pagbabalik-Aral: Pamimili ng Regalo (Review and Expansion Lesson; Buying a Gift)
Pagpunta sa Salo-salo ng May Kaarawan(Going to a Birthday Party)
Ang Aking Mga Gawain (My Activities)
Ang Pang-araw-araw kong Buhay (My Everyday Life)
Ang Aking Bakasyon (My Holiday)
Pagpaplano (Making Plans)
Mga Bahagi ng Katawan (Parts of the Body)
Pagkain (Food)
Pagbibigay ng Instruksiyon (Giving Instructions)
Pagbisita sa Bahay ng Kaibigan (Visiting a Friend's House)
Pabiyahe-biyahe (Going Around)
Paggawa ng Reserbasyon (Making Reservations)
Pagche-Check In (Checking into a Hotel)
Pag-arkila ng Sasakyan (Renting a Vehicle)
Pagpunta sa Bangko (Going to a Bank)
Paglalarawan ng Tao (Describing a Person)
pag-upa ng Bahay (Renting a House)
Paglalarawan ng Damdamin (Expressing One's Feelings)
Pagsasalaysay ng Pangyayari (Narrating an Incident)
Pangangatwiran (Reasoning)
Speaking in Filipino: Notes on the Phonetic Features of the Language
Why Filipino and Not Pilipino? A Brief History of Making a Language the National Language
Why "D" is "R": Understanding the Filipino Language and Society by Tracing the History of Its Letters
Filipino Grammar for the Beginning Learner
A Culture through Its Words: Vocabulary Notes
Understanding "Margie": The Filipino Heritage Learner
Grammar Index
Glossary

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