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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Tuttle Publishing Publication Date: 2012 Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 080484240X ISBN-13: 9780804842402 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Essential Phrase Book
A concise Tagalog phrase book and guide to the official language of the Philippines, Essential Tagalog contains basic vocabulary necessary for communicating in Tagalog.
Have you ever considered learning Tagalog (the Filipino language), but been put off by the overabundance of regional Filipino languages? Don't let yourself be scared away! Tagalog, the national language is the only language you will need while visiting Philippines.
The Philippines is the 12 most populated country in the world and although there are 8 recognized regional languages, Tagalog is spoken by 96% of Filipinos, including the business class and residents of all the major cities like Manila and Quezon City. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, Essential Tagalog is a great first introduction and phrasebook for the language of the Philippines. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the the Philippines or for students who want to supplement their learning (and get an A in Tagalog!), this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Tagalog phrasebook or as a Tagalog to English Dictionary / English to Tagalog Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Tagalog without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Tagalog again and again when visiting the Philippines and working or interacting with Filipinos
In this book you will find:
Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use.
A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions.
Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in the Philippines.
This beginner Tagalog book will help you to quickly and easily learn Tagalog. Your ability to read Tagalog, write Tagalog, speak Tagalog, and comprehend Tagalog will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Tagalog language class. Other titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.
Renato Perdon is a Tagalog native speaker now living in Sydney, Australia. He is an accredited translator both from and into Tagalog and also edits the Tagalog language section of the community newspaper Bayanihan News.
Jan Tristan Arroyo Gaspi grew up in Quezon City, Philippines. He earned two B.A. degrees from the University of California Berkeley, where he served as editor-in-chief of the university's annual Filipino.