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Thanks, @statusquo @bill44ca @hey you. Looks like a second trip to SM may be unavoidable. Will report back if I learn differently.

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i live in the province dont check anything in never had a problem maybe because they know me on sight

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@bill44ca you are correct. I said size is a concern but they might put it off to the side and that is the only place I know of in SM that does this. Never know until u ask. @hey you not a bad idea but cumbersome cheers!

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SM grocery will not let you in with bags/packages. Purses only no backpacks. My girl had a very small backpack and they made her check it. This guy was talking about luggage.

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sm problem simple dont check your bags if they think your stealing let security stop you at the door on your way out

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@p20bill if you take the Southern Cross bus they drop you off at your hotel

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In SM the storage for the grocery is very small square boxes to check your shopping bags and if you have a lot then you get 2 boxes. Not big enough for even a backpack or small suitcase

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@  statusquo : (18 June 2018 - 09:45 PM)

Just the place in SM Hypermart but I am not sure about sizes. Far right as you enter the store

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Need to do some shopping when I arrive via Genesis bus and would prefer to make just one trip from SM to my place.

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Do You Speak Any Philippine Languages?


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Poll: How's your Filipino language? (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you speak:

  1. Tagalog (4 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  2. Cebuano (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. another Philippine language (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. none of the above (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

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#1 ONLINE   leosmith

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 05:26 AM

I started learning Tagalog last October, because I love the Philippines and ang mga pinay. I can speak it at an intermediate level now, and realise that Cebuano would probably be even more advantageous for me to learn. How about you?




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Posted 02 June 2018 - 05:59 AM

Which course or website do you learn from?



#3 OFFLINE   bauknecht

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 01:26 PM

syempre, nagsasalita ako ng kaunting tagalog.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:36 PM

syempre, nagsasalita ako ng kaunting tagalog.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:37 PM

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#6 ONLINE   leosmith

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 11:43 PM

Which course or website do you learn from?

I started with Pimsleur, then worked my way through Elementary Tagalog while taking conversation classes from teachers on italki. I listen to Tagalog radio, watch free shows on youtube, read and write a little bit. I use it as much as possible when I'm in country.


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:20 PM

I am currently working on Bisaya as my wife is from Mindanao and it helps in speaking with her family of course.  She is a schoolteacher so she is the instructor.  It has a lot of Spanish mixed in with it but they don't really conjugate and have so many other rules it seems. A lot of times when I have questions, she just says because it sounds better like this though so kind of frustrating at times. Prob would be much better if I was in country again. Maybe next 5 years I hope to move there though.



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 02:50 AM

I am currently working on Bisaya as my wife is from Mindanao and it helps in speaking with her family of course.  She is a schoolteacher so she is the instructor.  It has a lot of Spanish mixed in with it but they don't really conjugate and have so many other rules it seems. A lot of times when I have questions, she just says because it sounds better like this though so kind of frustrating at times. Prob would be much better if I was in country again. Maybe next 5 years I hope to move there though.

That's the problem, and it has nothing to do with intelligence or her profession. Bisayan and other non-Tagalog dialects are not taught in the schools, so even a teacher wouldn't necessarily know the details of the grammar. I don't know any Bisayan at all, but I had a long conversation about language recently with a very sharp taxi driver who said the same thing you mentioned -- Bisayan speakers don't conjugate their verbs. How fucked is that? LOL!

 

Even asking a Tagalog about grammar points in Tagalog is not likely to be productive for the same reason that asking most of you native English-speaking guys for an explanation of why we say certain things in English the way we do wouldn't be very productive. We don't study the structure of the language very deeply because we don't have to.

 

Not to say that you can't learn a lot from a long-haired dictionary. And it's a lot more pleasant learning that way than in a classroom. But from time to time, IMO, you need a session with someone who is skilled in the grammar to keep you on the right track. When you're trying to learn a language as an adult, you have to fall back on patterns and "rules." A language teacher should be able to point out those patterns, while an ordinary educated native speaker would probably just shrug and say, "That's the way we say it."

 

At the risk of pushing this too far, ask a Tagalog speaker sometime why you say "Alis na tayo" but "Gusto natin" (where tayo and natin both mean we plural).  Or the difference between "Kumain akong tinapay kaninang umaga" and "kinain ko ang tinapay kaninang umaga." Both translate to English as "I ate bread for breakfast." Chances are excellent you'll see some real floundering, but the Tagalog speaker will nail the right form every time he has to make that kind of word choice. TSL speakers have to learn the two sets of pronouns and a basic concept called "verb focus" plus the forms of verbs that use actor or object or some other focus. (Closest thing to that in English is active or passive voice.) To a Tagalog, the stuff's instinctive.



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 04:37 AM

Somewhere here there is a 20 or 25 part tutorial that can be downloaded . (Tagalog) i started few years ago then ended up in mindanao




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