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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:

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. Cesare Pavese

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself. Liberty Hyde Bailey

Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine

Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.

More details at Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine

Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

More details at Southern Philippine Cuisine


Luzon Philippines Area
Baguio Philippines, Banaue Philippines, Bataan Philippines, Batangas Philippines, Cavite Philippines, La Union Philippines, Laguna Philippines, Laoag Philippines, Makati Philippines, Manila Philippines, Mindoro Philippines, Ortigas Philippines, Pagudpod Hotels (Ilocos), Palawan Philippines, Pampanga Philippines, Pangasinan Philippines, Puerto Galera Philippines, Quezon City Philippines, Subic Philippines, Tagaytay Philippines, Tarlac Philippines

Visayas Philippines Area
Bacolod Philippines, Bohol Philippines, Boracay Philippines, Cebu Philippines, Guimaras Philippines, Iloilo Philippines, Leyte Philippines, Negros Philippines

Mindanao Philippines Area
Cagayan de Oro Philippines, Davao Philippines, Zamboanga Philippines


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