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Old 6th February 2020, 10:26 AM
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I'm absolutely useless when it comes to learning foreign languages. My wife on the other hand speaks several Philippines languages/dialects plus English, Spanish and Arabic, and she thinks I'm clever just coz I understand a bit about engineering.
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I'm absolutely useless when it comes to learning foreign languages. My wife on the other hand speaks several Philippines languages/dialects plus English, Spanish and Arabic, and she thinks I'm clever just coz I understand a bit about engineering.
They are the copiers of the world...they memorize well as does my son...he is amazing. One time and he has it memorised
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i thought filipino speak english.. they do teach english at school, rite?
Yeah, they do. But if you ask me, you should learn Tagalog first and the local language...like Kapampangan if you are on Walking Str...I mean Pampanga. Me, I'd rather re-learn Kapampangan first. I'm Kapampangan 100% effing represent!!! Pagmaragul ku di paning alte!!!🤣😂

Same in the "world", you should learn English if you're in CONUS. Assimilate man. I'd learn Japanese asap if I was a expat there.

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I can speak 5 languages. Most of the people have 3 languages.
Haha. Cool. My wife isn't a Pinay. I have to learn her country language as well. Mostly "I love you" and stuff like that 🤣😂😎😍 Plus where I'm from in the U.S., you need to know a little Spanish, Cantonese, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Indian, and etc.

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I'm having a hard time with some of the Tagalog words that difficult to pronounce. It's like tongue twisting words that I can't utter. Glad that some of my staffs always teaching me how to pronounce it properly some of the basic Tagalog words. Well, I can't communicate well in Tagalog. Though, I understand some of the basic Tagalog words.
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I'm having a hard time with some of the Tagalog words that difficult to pronounce. It's like tongue twisting words that I can't utter. Glad that some of my staffs always teaching me how to pronounce it properly some of the basic Tagalog words. Well, I can't communicate well in Tagalog. Though, I understand some of the basic Tagalog words.
Welcome to the forum Cathsmith, I try speaking what little Tagalog I know and it's hard for them to understand there's no accent or correct pronunciation or they just refuse to admit you spoke Tagalog and are trying to figure out what you just said.

I had a businessman tell me once... Speak English He doesn't understand much English but he still wanted me to speak English over my bad pronunciation of Tagalog but I also had a very nice conversation while riding in a jeepney and I told them that story and they told me to speak Tagalog so they were encouraging me to keep trying was my take away from it, for sure it makes things a little easier just knowing simple phrases or words.

I do have a program from Rosetta Stone I & II and it has me pronounce words and also proper grammar but my headset failed years ago and it requires a high quality USB call center styled headset in order to work with the software.

My wife has no patience in teaching me Tagalog so I've learned so much from using public transportation the people all say the same things when giving their fair or when stopping so you can pick it up much faster, also some of these commercials.
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I'm having a hard time with some of the Tagalog words that difficult to pronounce. It's like tongue twisting words that I can't utter. Glad that some of my staffs always teaching me how to pronounce it properly some of the basic Tagalog words. Well, I can't communicate well in Tagalog. Though, I understand some of the basic Tagalog words.
Also welcome to the forum Cathsmith, I learnt many years ago to my amazement that unlike the english alphabet, the Filipino vowels only have one sound and one sound only unlike the english language (lol, and spelling) eg: busy, bus, bureaucracy, buy etc. No wonder Filipinos and other nations have a hard time learning english.
I remember when I went to Taal 8 years ago and pronounced it as such, quickly pointed out by my hosts that it's pronounced Ta al. Still learning but once you understand the vowels things get easier.
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I am a Ret Gysgt moving to P.I. it’s been so long since I’ve been there would like a friend either living there or someone going there like myself to share experience and sort of help each other out. An expat living there as a mentor would be great. I play golf and other activities and would like to meet other expats and get involved. Would love to hear from somebody. I have a friend from way back John Reveille that’s been there for a long time now but don’t know if he is still there.angles city
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Interesting, I posted to our newest member many hours ago and it disappeared, not sure why and will start again. Hope I remember what I said as it's been beer o'clock here in Oz for an hour or more.

Welcome Tintree, hope you enjoy and contribute, I gather you are looking at the Angeles city area? We are 3 or 4 hours north but there are plenty of expats in Angeles that should jump in to help you out. Subic also has many expats and not too far away. Enjoy.

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I am a Ret Gysgt moving to P.I. it’s been so long since I’ve been there would like a friend either living there or someone going there like myself to share experience and sort of help each other out. An expat living there as a mentor would be great. I play golf and other activities and would like to meet other expats and get involved. Would love to hear from somebody. I have a friend from way back John Reveille that’s been there for a long time now but don’t know if he is still there.angles city
Welcome to the forum Tintree86 and so when's your final move? We do have a few members in Subic and Angeles and I'm pretty sure you will meet up with many other expats that live in these area's.

Are you going to use the SRRV Retired Military Visa? Just curious because you could probably knock out some of paper work before you arrive with your nearest Philippine Consulate Embassy of the Philippines - Consulate Finder Map

Philippine Retirement Authority (SRRV) https://pra.gov.ph
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