This portable, user–friendly Tagalog language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Tagalog before and during your trip.
If you only want to purchase one Tagalog language book—Essential Tagalog is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of the Philippines and is also designed as a Tagalog phrasebook, making it the most versatile Tagalog language learning tool on the market.
Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the Philippines who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as a Tagalog phrase book or as an English–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.
Extensive information about Chinese grammar and pronunciation.
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.
About the Author: 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.