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Old 24th January 2020, 08:45 AM
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i thought filipino speak english.. they do teach english at school, rite?

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If you visit tourist vacation spots and large cities you will run across more English speaking but out in the provincial area's not so much you'll be having a private conversation with yourself. My son is in 8th grade and in a private school and only 20% of his classmates can understand English well, I have noticed that kids seem to understand much better than the adults and when shopping in the municipality the store clerk sometimes they ask their children to translate the favorite term here when someone has trouble speaking English is that they have a nosebleed.

Unless you have cable TV the local programming is mainly in Tagalog so maybe only one channel devoted to movies in English and another US movie channel in Tagalog but you'd need to by a cable box for that we use the ABS/CBN TV Plus a one time fee of 1,500 pesos it's purchased in the store it also brings channels in crystal clear.

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Depends on the area...my gf didn't get English until college.
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Don't know what criteria they use, but here in Iloilo my wifes Apu is in grade 1 (just turned 7 years old)and learning basic english. She already knows some and we can converse to some extent.

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It still depends on the place you visit, not everyone is fluent in the English language but trust when I say that Filipinos will try their best to help you out using simple English.
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My lady's 10 year old niece understands English perfectly, but is shy to speak it.

Mainly learnt from watching English TV, movies & YouTube...
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My lady's 10 year old niece understands English perfectly, but is shy to speak it.

Mainly learnt from watching English TV, movies & YouTube...
My grand kids have both learned English from living with me and also YouTube has been a real helper, I wish I could say the same for me learning Tagalog, I know many words but who am fooling I can't hold a conversation or understand even after living here a decade but the few words I have learned sure have helped me get through conversations or transactions.
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Man, I speak a little Tagalog and Kapampangan. My Kapampangan is a little better than my Tagalog because of my mom speaking only Kapampangan to me 100% lol. My dad is all 100% English with me. Tagalog I maintained from my coworkers in the USA and watching Filipino tv/movies. I try to learn a few words here and there when I'm motivated. I can write and read a little from both Filipino languages.

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My ex in Philippines spoke about 6 languages in pinas and Chinese
I can speak 5 languages. Most of the people have 3 languages.
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I can speak 5 languages. Most of the people have 3 languages.
agreed,As Stated in my other post most Filipinos I know speak 3 languages....usually 2 are dialects of Filipino languages and English but my ex gf spoke 6....she spoke Chinese,english,,bisaya,tagalog and 2 other remote Filipino dialects.

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