Essential Tagalog Phrasebook & Dictionary (9780804846813)

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Tuttle Publishing
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over 2,000 terms and expressions; manga illustrations; English-Tagalog dictionary
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5 X 7 1/2

Essential Tagalog Phrasebook & Dictionary presents the practical language of everyday interactions, conveyed in a way that's clear, concise, accessible and enjoyable. It includes fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions, as well as a basic grammar and pronunciation guide to help you start speaking Tagalog right away.

Terms and phrases covering mobile phones, wireless and social media help you make the most of the language. In addition, sentences on the essentials of travel help visitors navigate the basics of arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies and more.

This resource includes:
  • Over 1,500 essential sentences for everyday use
  • A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions
  • A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily
  • Latest Tagalog vocabulary and phrases for smart phones, social media and more

In this book you'll find:
  • Expressions for meeting people, asking and answering simple questions and starting up friendly conversations
  • A pronunciation guide and grammar notes explaining the basic sounds and sentence patterns of the language
  • New manga illustrations showing key phrases and situations
  • Phrases for technology, WiFi, smartphones and social media
  • A useful English-Tagalog dictionary so the right word and phrase is always at your fingertips!
  • Travel tips, cultural notes and more—allowing you to interact with Tagalog speakers without making serious blunders

Whether you're a total beginner or have some experience with the language, this is a reference you'll turn to again and again when visiting the Philippines or interacting with Tagalog speakers.

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 Gaspi graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley and had experience as an assistant researcher in writing a Tagalog textbook with a professor. He was previously a consultant and Editor-in-Chief for UC Berkeley annual Filipino publications.

Sining L. Marfori earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philippine Studies from University of the Philippines. She taught Filipino language to foreign students in U.P. Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. She co-wrote Instant Tagalog and Essential Tagalog. She is currently teaching basic to advanced Tagalog at a TV network's artist center.