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Helpful Phrases in Filipino

Phrase Pronunciation
Good morning Magandang umaga magandAng umagA
Good afternoon Magandang hapon magandAng haPOAn
Good evening Magandang gabi magandAng gAbE
Can I help you? Tulongan kita? tolonGAAn KitA
I don't speak Filipino Hindi ako nag sasalita hindi Ako nAg sasalita
I will get someone who speaks Filipino Kukuha ako ng tao upang nag sasalita Kukuha akoA ing tao upang nAg sasalita
Someone will call you Mayroon tatawag sa iyo mayroon tataw Af sA iyoA
Please Maari ba mAAri bA
Write down your telephone number Isulat ang numbero ng telefono mo Isulat ang numbero ing telegono moA
Please follow me Sumonod ka sa akin sumoanode kA sA akEEN
Please wait a moment Maghin tay ka sandali mUghintOy kA aUndAIEE
I am sorry Ak'y nalulungkat UkoAi nUlooloong kath
Thank you very much Maraming salamat mArAming salAmat
It is free Malaya malAyA
Fill out this form, please Maariri ba punuin mo ang puwang sa forma mAAri bA punuin mO Ung puwang sA forma
What is your name? Ano ang pangalan mo? AnO ung pungalan mO?
What is your address? Saan ka nakatira? sAAn kA nAkatria?

Capitalized letters in pronunciation column denote syllables that need to be stressed.

Prepared by Brenda Dervin, March 1989, for CORE WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING REFERENCE SERVICE TO ASIANS.

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