Lesson #3 - This Please

March 20th, 2008

Learn Filipino travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little Filipino can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SurvivalPhrases.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover another high frequency Filipino phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to the Philippines.

In today’s lesson we’ll be learning an essential phrase when traveling in the Philippines. Whether you’re shopping, in a restaurant, at a bar, or at the convenience store, there’s a phrase that’s useful for every situation. In today’s lesson, learn to how say “please!” For more on Filipino culture and phrases, be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com!

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4 responses to “This Please”

23 03 2008
Kahmaar (14:36:46) :

Ahhh…..
First again…. :grin:

27 08 2009
Jizelle (01:04:17) :

In English, anything that is far from you is pointed by the word “that” or “those” in plural. In Filipino, it is different. In the podcast, “that” is translated as “ayan”. It is correct, but there is another word used for “that”. It is “iyon”. Now, how are the two different?

Ayan is used for something that is not held, but is relatively near to the people conversing. For example, you are pointing to a book sitting on the table of your seat mate. Ayan is used.

Iyon, on the other hand is used for something not held, but is far from the people conversing it.
For example, you’re pointing to a tree on your neighbor’s backyard, you use “iyon”.

Thank :grin:

2 09 2009
micah (17:54:03) :

to jizelle,

i think you better use “I Y A N” rather than “A Y A N”
:wink:

salamat

9 04 2010
SJ (12:19:54) :

In spoken Filipino, if you are pointing to something that is far from both of you, you can say, “Ayun.” (ah-yoon)

If you are speaking to someone who is older, you can say, “Ayun po.” to show respect. ‘Cause personally I find it a bit rude if you just go, “Ayan.” to a person who is obviously older.

When you are pointing to something close to the person you are talking to, or he/she is holding it, you can say “Ayan.” Again, if they’re older you can say “Ayan po.” In spoken Filipino, sometimes you can say ” Yan.” or ” Yan po.”

Hope that helps! :)

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