Tagalog (Filipino)

Fillipino kids smiling, photo credit Rain Rannu on Flickr
Human Relations Statements

Hello - Kamusta ka na (More formally) Kamusta po kayo

What is your name? - Ano ang pa-nga-lan mo?

Thank you - Salamat (More formally) Salamat po

You are Welcome - Wa-lang ano man (More formally) Wa-lang ano man po

Please - Pwede bang matulu ngan ninyo ako (Or, when added to a verb) Paki

Excuse me - Ma walang galang na po (Translation: Can I bother you?)

Goodbye, have a nice day - Magandang Araw

"Colorful Facts"

85 percent of the population are Roman Catholic. Education is highly valued; about 90% of Philippine adults can read and write.

Location: Islands located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Capital: Manila

Offical Language: Filipino and English

Geography: The Philippines consists of more than 7,000 islands. The northern group: 2 large islands, Luzon and Mindoro. The Central group: the Visayan Islands. The southern group: Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.

Population: 97,976,603 (Estimated 2010)

Foods: Filipino food is a mixture of American, Chinese, Malay, and Spanish dishes. Rice, chicken, and pork cooked in soy sauce - many dishes are highly seasoned. A popular drink is tuba - made from the sap of a coconut palm tree.

(Primary Source) World Book Encylopedia/CIA Factbook.


 

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