Covering over a thousand languages, the Austronesian family stretches from South East Asia along Polynesia and to Madagascar, but the uTalk selection will cover you for most of your travel in the Austronesian area. Austronesian languages tend to have various forms of politeness - a low form for vernacular use, a polite form and a very high, or sometimes regal, form.Learn Tagalog with uTalk
Any object can become an action by simply adding a prefix. Kape is 'coffee' and magkape is 'to drink a coffee'. Taxi can become magtaxi - 'to ride a taxi' - and mag-gym means 'to go to the gym'! §
Tagalog speakers love using slang. One common way to make a word 'cool' is to reverse the syllables. So a Tagalog-speaking teenager might talk about his lodi - idol - to his ermat - mother - and his erpat - father.
Tagalog has a huge number of words borrowed from Spanish and English which it will sometimes fuse together - for example, a boxer is a boksingero from the English 'boxing' and Spanish '-ero'.
Tagalog is the 6th most spoken language in the United States.
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