Translate English to Tagalog
Some business peoples, travel around the globe. They often meet people from all walks of life, at conferences or at a variety of places. Often the people they meet are also from different parts of the world. Striking up a friendship whether for business purposes or personal ones, is not uncommon. Often times, business people are invited to visit the home country of a friend or associate. Each year, many people travel to the Philippines to meet friends or business associates. In the Philippines, Tagalog is spoken and a person traveling to the Philippines can either learn a few words in Tagalog or have someone do the translating for them. In this article we will translate English to Tagalog for some words and phrases.
Here is some background information on the national language of the Philippines. The national language is Filipino. Filipino is based heavily on Tagalog, and Tagalog dates far back and is one of the languages spoken in the Philippine islands; of which there are thousands of islands. Tagalog is a blend of numerous languages and this was because of the influence of the immigrants and traders who visited the islands. English is a second language spoken in the Philippines.
Some travelers to the Philippines take intensive Tagalog language course to learn how to speak and translate English to Tagalog for themselves. Knowing how to translate ones own words leads to being able to express oneself more easily. Knowing how to say and use common day phrases and sentences can be essential in some situations. However, English speaking travelers should know that English is widely spoken in the Philippines.
Now let’s look at and learn some Tagalog and to be able to translate simple sentences from English to Tagalog. When greeting people informally one can use “Kumusta ka.” To find out someone’s name the phrase that can be used to ask this is “ano ang pangalan mo.” Let’s say you wanted to ask your new friend where they are from then you could ask this by saying “anong bansa ka galing.”
Many travelers are not satisfied with sitting all day inside a hotel or house. They want to go out and explore. They don’t mind shopping and going to the store. The word for “store” is “tindahan” and often times travelers want to go to a store for souvenirs. If taking a bus or a taxi then the English to Tagalog translation for “how much is the fare” is “Magkano ang pamasahe.” It is also important to learn and memorize such simple phrases and another good phrase to know is, “hindi ko naiintindihan” which tells the listener “I do not understand” in case you do not understand what the speaker is saying.
Learning Tagalog before getting to the destination is a good idea and should be considered. Before heading to the Philippines you can start practicing speaking Tagalog even before you get there. The more practice the better since it should become easier to remember the words with time. A simple exercise could involve drills where you translate English to Tagalog for words such as “goodbye” which translates as “paalam” in Tagalog.
Whether going to the Philippines on a business trip or not, the traveler often wants to take some time for themselves, once there, in order to relax. After the business meetings and after the presentations some make the time to drive around, see the country and mingle with locals. Speaking with locals presents the opportunity of getting better at speaking the language and being able to express oneself in Tagalog plus the chance to pick up some new words.