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Old 05-10-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Which language is more likely to be understood by most Filipinos - Tagalog or English?
In my hometown Iloilo, people understand both English and Tagalog. We have our own language but because we are taught Tagalog and English in Primary up to College so we can understand both. We also learn Tagalog from watching TV. TV shows and TeleNovelas are spoken in Tagalog.

Filipino language is a blend of Malay, Spanish and English. That is why many foreigners find it so weird when they hear Filipinos interviewed on TV because Filipinos would say something in Tagalog and would say something in English or vice versa.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:14 AM
 
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What about Bicol? Can you understand it? I dont know if the people they are interviewing are speaking Tagalog or Bicol.


TV-PATROL BICOL DEC 13, 2012 MULADBUCAD PEQ. - YouTube
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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I thought these places speak Tagalog ?
yes, they speak tagalog. I am part tagalog because my grandfather is from Quezon province. An ethnic tagalog. Most Filipinos speak tagalog.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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What about Bicol? Can you understand it? I dont know if the people they are interviewing are speaking Tagalog or Bicol.


TV-PATROL BICOL DEC 13, 2012 MULADBUCAD PEQ. - YouTube

i can understand some of it. i think the first guy spoke mostly in tagalog.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Filipino language is a blend of Malay, Spanish and English. That is why many foreigners find it so weird when they hear Filipinos interviewed on TV because Filipinos would say something in Tagalog and would say something in English or vice versa.

That is what I noticed in those YouTube videos about the RH bill!
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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How about this in Ilocano? do you guys understand a little bit of it?


LALAKI a napaltugan itti syudad ti vigan.flv - YouTube
TV Patrol Ilocos
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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How about this in Ilocano? do you guys understand a little bit of it?


LALAKI a napaltugan itti syudad ti vigan.flv - YouTube
TV Patrol Ilocos

if they were talking in straight ilocano, i wouldnt have understood any of it. but as with any filipino speaking in native language, there tend to be some english words/filipinized english (e.g. droga for drugs) that can be picked up on.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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i remember the GMA show Encantadia (one of my favs ever) where when it showed the fairy world, the cast would talk in old-school, formal tagalog. of course there were still a few filipinized english words in the fairy world (there was one that i used to remember 'cause i was surprised they used that word instead of the actual old-school filipino term), but it was enchanting to listen to the old-school, formal tagalog.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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That is what I noticed in those YouTube videos about the RH bill!
I actually think it is better if Filipinos would just speak in straight Filipino or just straight English but more and more younger generation are mixing both languages.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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What about Bicol? Can you understand it? I dont know if the people they are interviewing are speaking Tagalog or Bicol.


TV-PATROL BICOL DEC 13, 2012 MULADBUCAD PEQ. - YouTube
there are part that they speak tagalog. The guy was hit by the thunder and died at the age of 47 who was unlucky because he was hit by thunder but his son who is 18 yrs old survived and escape the incident
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