January 11, 2007 at 1:36 PM #47373
magagayon baga an saimong mga idioms. Marhay ka pa ta maski dae ko midbid
may napurot ako saimong mga pakipainabang. May mga relatives kaya ako dyan
sa ibat ibang states kan amerika. Nag email ako sainda pero wara man lamang ki
nag rereply. Mamundo ang sakuyang buhay. Binabae kaya ako. Mayo sakuyang
nagkakagustong lalaki ta garo daa ako kabayo. Kaya digdi na lang ako maabang
kan mga topics nindo at least naoogma ako.
January 9, 2007 at 9:19 PM #47329
Hello All!maintraman daw ngaya ako sa koro-koro nindo,iyo?
What about “pain in the neck”? : If someone is very annoying and always disturbing you, they are pain the neck. Pain in the butt, or pain in the ass(USA), or pain in the arse(UK)are less polite alternative forms.
Kita baga maski pa tig ooragan mapakumbaba man giraray….kasi ako if there’s an incident na I’m getting annoyed na sa kaampang ko for example instead taraman ko sya ki arog kaan, pipaluway-luwayan ko na sana sya like “will you please?”para dai man ma offend so tawo ta kung pwede pa man sana maagi sa maray na taramon nata dai bakon? pero kung dai maagi sa maray na tono baka sikad pa ang abot nya sako!
** GreenDog:…rumdom mo pa si nana nate mo?
January 9, 2007 at 12:43 PM #47308
Don’t be so focus sa idioms of speech. Pag nasa america ka walang masyadong nagsasalita niyan except sa mga gustong magpayabang o ang bagong salta na kabataan ika nga.Just enjoy life, take time and smell the roses.
January 8, 2007 at 10:47 PM #47283
Don’t forget the most popular word in the English language…that 4 letter word
IF YOU SEE KAYE=sexual act.
Heck, the wordSCREW can have a different meaning altogether (at least in the US).
You also have to deal with different accents like Southern (with their twang), Midwestern, people from the Northeast like Boston talk differently than people from
the Westcoast of the US. Black people talk totally different and I had a hard time understanding them when I first got to the US.So many slangs! Watch MTV and you’ll learn
teen talk in no time.
October 6, 2006 at 8:50 AM #43381
Duman po sa gin coke ni GD…(I always hear this from my husband when we are at the restaurant or bar) “another peanut butter cookies”.Gusto pong sabihon saro pang same order.
October 5, 2006 at 8:16 AM #43313
Saro pong reaction para sa topic na ini Mr GD, maray po palan dyan ta pinupurot ang odo kan ido opposite kan mga French na basta lang pinapaudo ang mga ido sa sidewalk digdi sa Paris kaya mahihiling mo po na very common sight ang odo kan ido sa sidewalks kan lugar na ini specially sa residential areas. Nakakapilay pati ini pag natutungtungan intirong natutunok ang bitis.
September 12, 2006 at 3:40 AM #41840
Very nice topic po! Sana makadagdag man ini additional ko. Para sa mga may balak man mag igdi sa France mas maray daa na may baon ka ning maski kadikit na French Language. Mostly po kaya sa mga French (Francais) dai po tatao na maray mag-English. May pronunciation guide na din po kawasa minsan iba man ang satuyang pagbasa compared sa tunay na pronunciation ninda.
Greetings and Questions and Phrases:
bonjour monsieur/madam! (bon-zhoor muhss-syuh/ madam!) – Hello/Good Morning-afternoon-day sir/ma’am
bonsoir (bon-swar) – evening
comment allez-vous? (ko-mon a-lay voo?) – how are you?
bien merci- (byan mehrsee) – fine thanks
pas mal (pa mal) – not bad
bonne journee!(bon zhoor-nay) -have a nice day!
bonne soiree! (bon swa-ray!) – have a good evening!
vous de meme! (voo duh mem!) – same to you!
je cherche… (zhuh sherhrs…) – i’m looking for…
c’est loin? (say lwan?) – is it far?
c’est facile! (say fa-seel!) – that’s easy!
c’est combien? (say conb-yan?) – how much is it?
merci beaucoup (mehr-see boh-koo) – thank you very much
oui monsieur/madam (wee muhss-syuh/ madam) – yes sir/ma’am
non (no) – no
d’accord! (da-kor) – ok!
voila! (vwa-la) – here you are!
excusez-moi (eks-koo-zay mwa) – excuse me
s’il vous plait (seel voo play) – please
je suis desole (zhuh swee day-zo-lay) – i’m very sorry
la rue (la roo) – the street
sans probleme (son prob-lem) – no problem!
au revoir! (oh ruh-vwar!) – good bye!
1. Bring a Map or you may get it from booths designated for tourists free of charge
(or maps are posted everywhere in Paris, in airports, train stations, bus stops etc..)
2. Trains within the Paris area are interlinked, you will need only one (1) ticket to reach your destination
no matter how many train transfers you’ve had
3. Train and bus tickets are the same (unless it’s going outside the Paris area)
4. Feel free to get guides, brochures, in tourist booths
5. Most of the museums have “Free Entrance” on the first sunday of the month
6. Paris has a very unpredictable weather kaya mas maray po magpasiguro ng payong.
Some of the “must see” Places are:
Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Les Invalides Napoleon’s Tomb, Sacre Coeur Basilica, Moulin Rouge, Pantheon,
Cemeterie de Montmartre (Famous Men and Women are buried here eg. Adolphe Sax, the inventor of saxophone)
Kung may free time po ako I can accompany you on your tour hehehe…
August 8, 2006 at 3:48 AM #38206
My BIG BROTHER Greendog… matibay po ining pinu’nan mong thread..
igdi man po sa Schweiz.. dawa tatao ka nang mag-English dapat, talagang dawa papa’no tatauman man mag German/Deutsch ning kadikit, para sa mga bagu’han para, dai maarog sako na, hinihibian na gayo an lengguahe ninda, kan pakaabot ko igdi ta keine ahnung (no idea) ako.
Higher German po ini or Hoch Deutsch na sinasabi, ta kung tataramon igdi sa Switzerland an enot na aadalan.. ay garo naman sana po kita nagbuhi’non kayan, mas masakit.
Guten Tag – Good Day
Guten Morgen – Good Morning
Guten Abend – Good Evening
Gutenacht – Goodnight
Danke Shen! – Thank you very much!
Danke! – Thank you!
Bitte shen! – You’re welcome!
Willkommen – Welcome!
Wo? – Where?
Wan? – When?
Was? – What?
Wie heisst sind Sie? – What is your name? (Sie – stranger para saimo)
Wie heisst bist Du? – What is your name? (Du – tahong bistado mo sa lalawgon pero bako sa pangaran)
August 7, 2006 at 9:57 PM #38116
Ako man daw…
digdi sa singapore,
pag abot mo digdi kaipohan ang English mo perming may Lah, Leh, Mah, Mehsa hurihan :)) iu baga adi luwi 😀
yah lah (yes), you don’t know leh? i go there mah… haven’t see you meh… 😀
kung sa construction site ang trabaho mo lingawan mo na su mga nanu’dan mong inles, iramble mo na para ka maintindihan.
stay where? (where do you stay?), your name what? 😀
tapos ang gabos digdi mahilig sa tag question, tapos pag nag papasuruway hapot ninda simbag ninda.
this one must be like this, correct what. dae kana hahalaton mag iu o dae 😀
August 7, 2006 at 9:29 PM #38112
@Noy-Ralph, ma-contribute man daw tabi ako:)
Nasa UAE ako at present. Most Important: DON’T FORGET THIS IS A ISLAMIC COUNTRY
As UAE is an open country [Imagine Dubai:) ][just like Bahrain, Oman, but not Saudi Arabia]
1. Dress code – as you wish, but for your own security always dress respectably, wearing sleeveless/short skirt [attire showing lots of skin is asking for trouble ]
2. Learn to say: Assalamalaikum! [Arabic Greeting] and also Shukran [Thank you ] Afuan [Welcome], it would be handy and friendly to learn this basic words
Manoy Caloy [ can be more helpful on this area:)]
3. Don’t forget we are in a foreign countryto earn money not to earn trouble, always respect the culture of the host country.
I guess there are still lots to be added, so nasa Middle East paki dag-dagi na sana tabi nindo!
August 7, 2006 at 6:56 PM #38078
Manoy Xandei…paki korek na lang tabi ini, dai ko aram kon tano ta nagdarakula so picture ko.
August 7, 2006 at 6:50 PM #38077
FYI: Dapattabing nindong maaraman na kun bagong lipat ka digdi sa California, igwang “odo ning ayam” regulations digdi. Pag nag odo an ayam mo sa luwas kan harong mo, kaipuhan poroton mo ning plastic for proper disposal. An ibang California cities even provide trash bags para sa mga ayam na nag odo sa public park.
June 8, 2006 at 6:32 PM #33433
Please pass this on to your teacher friends if they are interested.
(CBS)While the United States is working to keep some immigrants from coming to live here, it’s actively seeking others. CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports that thousands of teachers are recruited from abroad each year. A team of top officials from Baltimore has traveled to Manila to conduct an immigration raid. Specifically, it’s a raid to hire Filipino teachers. If the interviews go well, school officials will hire every Filipino teacher in the room, 81 of them, to teach math, science and special education in the city’s public schools. Back at home, recruiter Patrick Crouse is the principal at a special needs school. When you try to recruit for special ed in America, he says, it’s almost a waste of time. In the United States, he says, “I could go out for recruitment and I might see five or 10 teachers. … Overseas we saw hundreds.” Baltimore has recruited more than 200 teachers from the Philippines so far, and while administrators say they are pleased with the quality of these teachers, they are doing this because they have to. There is a shortage of teachers, not just in Baltimore, but nationwide. Nevada’s Clark County imports math and science teachers from Canada. Topeka, Kan., brings in teachers from India and Spain. Dallas brings in bilingual teachers from Mexico and Chile. At least 10,000 teachers are needed — from abroad — every year. America’s shortage is so well known that the Philippine colleges offer special courses in American education. “We were trained about the No Child Left Behind Act … and then on behavior management,” says special education teacher Victoria Borja. But not everyone believes international recruitment is the best idea. “I think going overseas to get teachers is not the answer,” says Reg Weaver, head of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union. He calls importing teachers a Band-Aid. Low salaries and heavy workloads are driving American teachers out of the classroom, he says, and school systems should be solving that underlying problem. “So what’s happening, many people are saying, ‘I’m not coming into the profession,’ or once they come in they say, ‘I’m not going to stay,'” says Weaver. Asked if she wishes her school had more native-born teachers, Crouse says, “In some respect, but I live with what we have to live with.” Back in Manila, the 81 teachers offered contracts have just won the lottery: They will double or triple their salaries by coming to Baltimore. And they represent the future. Since school districts have to have a certain number of teachers by law — the next boom in immigration is already happening in the classroom.©MMVI, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
May 23, 2006 at 9:06 PM #32374
Kun digdi ngani baga sa U.S. an expression ning sarong tao na in agreement sa sarong kasabihan or argumento: “I’ll drink to that.”
May 23, 2006 at 8:51 PM #32373
Makunsuelo ka Manoy Tolhits…sigue sana tabi, para sa gabos baga ini, agi pirmi. Napangarakngak ngani ako duman sa sinurat mo, pig hapot logod ako ni kumander kon ano daa an pig-para-ngisihan. Ika talaga an master kan mga ukay. Thank you po sa entertainment…para saimo…sarong tagay ning gin na may coke.
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