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Philippines: Language and Dialect

While there are over 100 regional languages in the Philippines, the national language is Filipino, with English as the most widely spoken second language. All business, governmental and legal transactions are conducted in English.

Philippines: Useful Filipino Phrases

English
Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Evening
How are you?
I'm fine
Goodbye
Yes/No
How much is this?
Expensive
Cheap
Beautiful
Ugly
Small/Big
Hot/Cold
Clean/Dirty
I/We
You/They
He/She
What is your name?
My name is..
Where are you going?
Who?/What?
When?/Where?
Why?/How?
How many?
Right/Left
Here/There
Please sit down
Come here
Thank you
You are welcome
Filipino / Tagalog
Magandang Umaga
Magandang Hapon
Magandang Gabi
Kumusta ka?
Mabuti ako
Paalam
Oo/Hindi
Magkano ito?
Mahal
Mura
Maganda
Pangit
Maliit/Malaki
Mainit/Malamig
Malinis/Madumi
Ako/Tayo
Ikaw/Sila
Siya
Anong pangalan mo?
Ang pangalan ko ay...
Saan ka pupunta?
Sino?/Saan
Kailan?/Saan?
Bakit?/Papaano?
Ilan?
Kanan/Kaliwa
Dito/Doon
Maupo ka
Halika dito
Salamat po
Walang anuman


Travel Quotes:

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. George Eliot

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Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

Vinegar is a common ingredient. Adobo is popular not solely for its simplicity and ease of preparation, but also for its ability to be stored for days without spoiling, and even improve in flavor with a day or two of storage.

Tinapa is a smoke-cured fish while tuyo, daing, and dangit are corned, sun-dried fish popular because they can last for weeks without spoiling, even without refrigeration.

More details at Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

Travel with kids, travel prepared

It is good to have your kids with you when you travel; this would surely open their eyes to a lot more of new knowledge and discovery. When you bring along your kids in your trips, this is not only a way of bringing them close to your heart but also through this, your child would definitely make him or her more aware about the world around him or her. Travel with kids, travel prepared


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