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“Daya”

| July 28, 2015

I’m happy to report that my husband has perfected the use of “daya.”* The second he saw the large chunk of lotus root in his soup bowl, he immediately protested, “Uhh, daya!” and looked at me accusingly. “You already gave me a big one last night. Daya! You take this one,” he complained as he [...]

Tagalog Lesson 1: “May tanong ako” = I have a question

| July 30, 2011

There aren’t very many resources for learning Filipino/Tagalog compared to major global languages such as English and Mandarin. Because the Philippines is but a dot on the map and but a drop in the ocean of world politics, very few people in the world actually wake up one morning and decide, “I want to learn [...]