Does anybody here wants to learn Filipino/Tagalog?
I'm from the Philippines and I'm just curious if anybody from other countries wants to learn our language. If you do, I'll be glad to know where you from and why. Thanks :)
Hey! I'm a proud Filipina, too. I've already applied for the Duolingo Incubator, and I received an e-mail from them saying that they'll look it through. I just hope they'll approve. You can be a moderator if you want to. :)
My adopted sister is from the Philippines and she knows very little English so it is hard for me to communicate with her. I would love to learn Filipino/Tagalog so I can talk to her without any language conflicts. It would also come in handy when I go to the Philippines every so often.
I am an American-born Filipino, and like so many of my American-born Filipino friends that weren't raised in cities with large Filipino communities, I do not speak Tagalog! Now that I'm older, I want to speak it, but it's hard to find courses. I think duolingo would be an awesome way to learn it. I'd like to encourage those fluent in Tagalog and have a knack for programming, to "incubate" this beautiful language!
This is the best way to learn a language that I've seen (after immersion, siyempre (of course)) & my sister-in-law is Filipina & my new nephew is Fil-Am. SO hope they start incubating this language!!!
Please please start a Filipino course!
It's the 4th most commonly spoken language in the United States and the fact there's quite a few fictional languages already available for Duolingo, but not Filipino/Tagalog makes me so sad. =(
Remember you need to upvote the post for the admins to add it to incubator. They added Hawaiian recently. Why? It has over 700 upvotes.
If this truly makes a difference in getting a language added, we should all be telling our family and friends to upvote the top level post on this thread. Looks like the top level post now has 202 votes. It makes you verify your email when you first try to upvote.
I'll be sending the link to all my wife's tagalog speaking family.
Yes! I think it's ridiculous that they have Klingon and we still can't learn Tagalog on here :'(
I know right , why Klingon? I guess there are a bunch of Star Trek fans around here
I'm a trekkie but I have no interest in Klingon. If I run out of real languages, maybe I'll think about it....
Hi, I'm from Belgium and I would VERY MUCH like to see Tagalog on Duolingo. I'm already learning via learningtagalog.com, it's really great and so much fun. I'm also actively trying to find people willing to contribute and to get DUOLINGO TO WAKE UP and start a Tagalog for English speakers :) I've made a thread on reddit, help and spread the message! https://goo.gl/GPnlio . I've been in contact with 9 people willing to contribute already. We need more :)
My wife offered to contribute over a year ago. She was born and raised in the Philippines. She speaks fluent Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, English, Italian and German. I wanted her to contribute so it would be available sooner for me to learn, but she never even got a reply back from Duo. Whatever the reason, there sure doesn't seem to be any urgency getting this to beta. Per Wikipedia; as of year 2000 there were 70+ million Tagalog speakers. I personally don't understand how a constructed language, ie; High Valyrian or Klingon would take precedence over Tagalog. I do appreciate Duolingo and all its contributors and all you have done for the millions of us who use your programs. Thank you and keep up the good work.
Hi! I signed up two years ago, and they just said that they will review it. I just hope they will soon
Why does it take this long for them to start making a course. There should be enough helpers and people who want to learn it.
Thank you! Have looked for ways to learn tagalog & nevet found this site you named. Am checking it out RITE NOW!
FYI: English for Tagalog speakers course just entered (August, 30 2016) the incubator, which is the first step to see one day the Tagalog for English speakers course being added too (then later to be available on Duo).
Wow! These are a lot of comments and upvotes! I wonder why they haven't noticed that Tagalog is a really wanted course here.
I would love to learn! I am half Filipina. My mother is from Bacolod. I've been trying to learn for several years, but there are not enough resources, and my mother does not know enough english to translate it into teachings.
Yaaay! :-) If anybody knows any Filipino english-teachers, please ask them to sign up. Just so it will get started up in the incubator. :-)
Actually, I am just a high school student, currently in Grade 8. But still, I will still make one. This could be an opportunity for other people who does not know Filipino to learn it.
I would! I have a Tagalog-speaking coworker. When I heard him talking on the phone one day I thought he was talking in Spanish (he has a name plate from Ecuador on his desk) so I asked him for Spanish help... that was how I found out he is Filipino. Oops haha
coooool. Hey Petiteerin, where are you from? Anyways, I'm Joseph and I live in Seattle, if you need help just ask me. How I learn is just speak the basics everyday (need, want, have make) as long as you know the phrases for these phrases you'll be fine. I can say I'm almost fluent in Spanish (my 3rd language) because I practice those 4 verbs with phrases. If you have any question seriously just ask me on my Duolingo wall or ask me on skype : Joebro671 I can help with Tagalog sentences that is Spanish- like, English-like or Tagalog-like( similiar to Bahasa Indonesian/ Malay)
Walang anuman, De nada, No problem ! Mag ingat ka,
I live in Jacksonville (FL). Thanks so much! There's so many languages I want to learn, I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to learn them all. haha
Hi I live in Jacksonville, too. I am actually teaching Tagalog at UNF Coggin School of Business every Sunday 2-4pm. This semester's class just started last Sunday 1/7/18. Drop by to join us or just sit in.
i would love to get some help so i could talk to my girlfriend it would help our relationship out a lot
Yes! My best friend is Filipino. I went with him to go back to the Pinas this last summer to visit his family and country. I extremely miss it and actually plan to go back to teach English as a foreign language. I wish Duolingo had it but it doesn't, maybe if enough people can do it in the Incubator thing, that would be AWESOME! :D
Yes!! I have been waiting and waiting for Duolingo to release a lesson for Tagalog. That is why I signed up for Duolingo in the first place! Instead I've been learning French. But I want to be able to speak to my family in Tagalog! Please Duolingo!! :D
kinda sad that there's a course for klingon, a fictional language, in the duolingo incubator. yet there's no course for tagalog. is there really nobody that can or wants to start up a course?
Thanks to everyone who participated in my personal survey. I honestly didn't expect that anyone will notice my post. But I'm glad you guys did and it's fun! I am happy to know that some people are interested in learning Filipino. No hating to those who don't of course. :D
Feel free to let me know if you need help with some Tagalog words while it is not yet available in Duolingo. I hope more people will join and share their thoughts about Tagalog here. :)
I absolutely 100%, want to learn Tagalog. My wife is filipina and as much as I try to learn from my wife, I cannot learn at the same level as I would with duolingo. Fantastic Site! Fantastic Community!
I'm a second-generation Filipino in the US... I've wanted to learn since I was young, but my mom wouldn't teach me :(
What Filipino mother wouldn't teach his son Tagalog? Heck, my mom is currently facepalming herself right now due to my lack of fluency xD
I know Tagalog too! Im from the Philippines and I already went to the incubator
I'm from Denmark, but I'm half Philippino. I think it would be a really good language to know :)
I live in Chicago and work in a community center that serves a mostly south-east Asian community. Though none of my current students are Filipino, I have had some in the past, and I definitely know we have a number of Filipino clients that utilize some of our other services. I would love to eventually learn Tagalog.
I'd love a course for Filipino. I've never studied it but I love the sound of it. If duolingo adds all these cool languages I doubt i'll ever leave my computer :P
Yes! Tagalog! Nakatira aka Sa Pilipinas noon 1990-1992. At pagdating ako sa U.S. nag-meet ako isang pilipina (she is in the picture with me) at nagkasal cami, pero matagal siya say U.S. (inampon siya) at hindi kami araw-araw gumagamit nag Tagalog, kaya nakalimutan ko ng marami. Gusto kong magaral nanaman.
I'm sure I made a lot of mistakes but it was fun to write anyway ;)
Congratulations on your Tagalog writing, Scott! Yes, a few mistakes (the prefixing of nag, for example), but so what. I completely understood what you wrote. Not bad, Scott! :) :)
yes please! I'm from Malaysia and I love learning languages. I watch a lot of Filipino dramas and would very much like to speak the language when I visit the Philippines :)
Hi I'm from Malta and I would love to learn Tagalog. There are a good number of Filippinos in Malta and I'm glad to say that I'm friends with some of them aswell :) I would really like to be able to understand their language because I want them to feel comfortable and to be able to communicate in their own language, and not have to switch to English everytime. I hope that there will be a course for Tagalog-for-English speaker very soon!! I'm so happy that I found this discussion group today because I've been dreaming about this for quite some time and now I know that I'm not the only one that wants to learn Tagalog :)
I've read a lot of comments here expressing their difficulty to find the right resources to learn the Filipino language on the internet. I'm a native Filipino speaker. English is my second language, and I'm learning Spanish here. I, too, really hope the course will be available on Duolingo soon. I'd like to encourage everyone not to give up. Use whatever resource available to you right now if you really want to learn the language. I think learning, regardless how long, should be an enjoyable process. One thing I can suggest while waiting would be constant practice using the language with someone you know who speaks it. If you already know the basics, you may tell that person to try to speak to you in Filipino (as much as possible) to help you improve. Another thing is to look for tutoring videos that teach not only survival or common phrases but grammar rules as well. I believe there are videos like that on youtube. Just suggesting here and hope this message wouldn't add to your disappointments but rather, encourage you to keep on learning. Maraming salamat at aral lang! :) :)
(aral lang -- Filipino slang expression to keep on learning) :)
Which tutoring videos do you recommend? Or resources? :)I can only find phrasebooks
Hi Syruprise, you can check this video by Fides for a start - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFM1hzN_aa4=PLyKbM2r8n731guFtNvlSiKrGXWcO4eVk6. I just found that tutorial recently. You can follow all her videos from that one. I think it helps a lot that she added subtitles/captions on her tutorials. If you have Filipino friends, have a constant conversation with them. I believe that constant practice using actual conversation is the best way to learn the language faster. Good luck!
Here's the link to the playlist of her grammar tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyKbM2r8n731guFtNvlSiKrGXWcO4eVk6
cool, hey man what made you interested? just ask me any questions about Tagalog and I can help. I tried to be a moderator for Tagalog but I think they just ignored my application and other applications on Tagalog. For starters, I commented on Eta Carinae's post so you can just try to follow along. Madali langyong Tagalog kong maronong ka mag Spanish at English. (Tagalog is easy if you understand/ know Spanish and English. Paalam na(goodbye), good luck.
My son is half Filipino, so you can bet that I want to learn the languages of the Philippines.
I see this is very old, but I live in America and my dad is from the Philippines and would love more than anything to learn tagalog. If you ever happen to find a way or another place I can learn it please let me know
Gusto ko ng wikang Tagalog, ang ganda kasi. Nguni't ayokong ayoko ng taglish haha, ang pangit naman. Sobrang nakatutuwa ang Tagalog ^_^ Marami akong kaibigan sa Pilipinas at Pilipina naman ang aking inang panguman (step-mother). Mabuhay ang malalim na Filipino haha
Yes. This is one of my favorite areas from that particular region of the world. I know some basic stuff, like beginner's grammar and a few dozen vocab words, but I haven't studied it in any detail. I have resources, but I've been busy with other languages and whatnot.
Anyway, if Duo were to release a course, I'd definitely use it some.
I could imagine myself learning the language, yeah. Someone else mentioned that Tagalong is a mixture of Spanish and Indonesian? Since I know Malay which is very close to Indonesian, and am learning Spanish too, it could be interesting. :)
If I'm not mistaken, the only influence of Spanish in our language is the vocabulary. Filipino Grammar is nowhere near Spanish @.@. Almost a thousand words had come from Spanish, that is why I remember vocabulary easily ^_^
That's kinda true. tingnan mo yong isang post ko sa taas. Tagalog (Filipino) is Spanish and English vocabulary/ grammar and Indonesian/ Malay sentence structure
Tagalog and Indonesian (also Malay) came from the same language root(Austronesian). Tagalog is influenced by Spanish while Indonesian mainly is influenced by Dutch and Arabic :)
That's kinda true. Tagalog (Filipino) is Spanish and English vocabulary/ grammar and Indonesian/ Malay sentence structure
That ignorance, though. It's like saying "Yiddish is a mixture of German and Hebrew." The simple answer is: it's not. I've started to learn some Indonesian in Memrise and I tell you, Bahasa Indonesia is more close to Dutch than to Tagalog.
if im not mistaken indonesia has been colonized by the dutch? so thats why, same as d philippines who were colonized by the spaniards thats d reason why some filipino words is very similar to spanish...
Not just similar, actually. Some are actually taken from Spanish, like "lamesa" from "la mesa," "abiso" from "aviso," "eksena" from "ecsena" and a lot more.
I'd never expect to find a fellow Filipino here! :D Ang easy ng Spanish kapag Filipino ka no?
Tama. Maraming tagalog na salita na kaparehas ng spanish. Kaya madaling matutunan. I'm also happy to meet filipinos here. :)
Filipino rin ako, pero I usually speak Hiligaynon because nakatira ako sa Negros.
Yes. My friend is looking to learn. Married to a Filipino and has a child learning Tagalog. Where should she look? Thanks!
Hi!! I am a fellow Filipino!! I will follow you and I will be happy to help on your [kung matutuloy] Filipino for English Course = ))
I am mexican and I will learn Filipino, even if Duolingo never considers it, I eagerly want to learn it.
Hey men, you can ask me for help if you need. lol por que quieres aprender Filipino? estoy curioso
There are many reasons why I want to learn Filipino: 1.-I already speak French, Spanish and English, another European language would be Eurocentric. 2.-A non-Indo-European language would be a challenge and a boost for my brain. 3.-A non-Indo-European culture would be enriching. 4.- I personally dislike Japanese and Korean cultures, I have worked with Asian students and I had a very deep and agreeable relationship with each of my students, but out of the interpersonal relationship I had with them, I saw so many things in their cultures that were extremely different to mine and sometimes even contrary (no xenophobia intended, I just choose to see those cultures from the distance). 5.- I enjoy many varieties of Chinese culture, however, I am afraid learning it would not be positive for my own country, as Chinese market is growing at the expenses of Mexico and I would only be contributing to our own colonization. 6.- The Philippines have some slight features of Hispanic and Anglo cultures, therefore, a mutual understanding is very likely. 7.- I see some job opportunities as a Spanish-Filipino translator or interpreter. The Philippines economy seems okay, I know they are far from being the first world, but I see and active economy there and an interest in Latin-American market. 8.-My gender identity is "special" and according to some research, aside from the European world, The Philippines is a tolerant country (Yet I know it is not an LGBTT utopia). For that same reason I do not even consider learning an African language. 9.- People from that country seems nice. 10.- I like what is happening in the fashion scene in Manila.
Note: "estoy curioso" actually means "I am funny-looking", "Tengo curiosidad" is the equivalent of "I am curious", sometimes we "have" the feelings in Spanish. I could teach you Spanish, you know, my username in Skype is "Adephonsus".
I'm a Filipino learning Spanish language. I consider myself as a beginner but I can say that I already have a good comprehension that I can still understand Spanish Telenovelas without English subtitles. However, my speaking skill is not as good as my comprehension skill yet.
If you want to learn Tagalog, perhaps I can be of help. I'm working part-time as an English Coach as well but I would be happy to teach my own native language to people who would really want to learn it. I may not be able to offer full time commitment but I can help whenever possible. :)
I still believe that practice makes perfect. Podemos platicar por Skype si lo que quieres (I hope I said that right). My Skype ID is "julie.embestro2".
Totally added now, sorry it took too long, but I check Duolingo on my phone and not on the computer. I hope to have some tandem with you.
Thanks men, finally someone agrees with me. I think Chinese, Korean and Japanese culture is overrated. I mean come on. Asia is not just made up of 3 countries. I mean I'm not saying anything bad about their culture. I actually like their food. I'm just saying when people think of Asia, they just think of the three and get stereotypical. There's South Asia/Indians, Western Asia/Arabs and Southeast Asians too.
well said men. Yes we do have a long Hispanic relationship with the Latin American countries. It is unfortunate that we do not speak Spanish because the Americans influenced us with the English language. I would really love to speak Spanish but in Philippines it's far from being official language again because there is a grow in the Chinese population. There's about 2 million Chinese Filipinos and there's only a few thousands of Spanish missionaries in the country. I think it would be really nice to be an interpreter for a Spanish speaker. Men add me in Skype: Joebro671.
I really hope there will be a Tagalog course on Duolingo because my mother is from there and I have lots of family there. When we visit, I do not understand a thing but my mom does and she can speak it too. I am from Maryland in the United States.
Almost all of my cousins live in the Philippines and they try to speak broken English to me. I really want Tagalog on Duolingo too so that I will be able to speak broken Tagalog to them :)
I REALLY want to learn Tagalog- I'm half Filipino, but my mother never spoke it to me because my father told her it would "confuse" me ): I want to expand the relationships I can make with my extended family, and learn about the culture I was denied growing up.
I would love to learn tagalog. Im from Sydney Australia. My husband spent 2 years on Luzon and became quite fluent 35 years ago and we want to go over to visit. He also would like to brush up somewhat. He can still communicate but forgets some things. We would like our children to learn through duolingo as well before we go over so they can possibly become quite fluent on our 5 week stay. You know how fast children catch on. We are also from an area with a high Filipino population. Many of them are our friends.
Huhu, I don´t speak it, but I want to learn it, would be great, if you start the project. Please, please :-D
hello eta, I am happy that you want to learn my language. A few filipino friends and I applied for the incubator but we didnt get a word from the Duo team that Tagalog would be in beta or anything. So for now I would suggest you go to this site for soap operas : http://tfc.tv/. It's in English and then try searching it up on youtube because some people post Tagalog soap operas in Youtube. The dramas are similar to the Mexican dramas.
To be honest Tagalog is really easy if you know Spanish, English and Malay. There are some people who can pick it up really fast because we speak English and we just add some Filipino words to the sentences. like where's the bathroom? we say Nasaan yong baño? or Nasaan yong bathroom. If you need help or anything, just ask me. My skype is joebro671 or send me a message through my wall in Duolingo. Anything just ask
basically you can use spanish, english or malay derived words in your sentence and you're still understandable : )
Thanks so much, I know a little bit of tagalog, because my mum is from the Philippines, but she was never speaking her language with me, unfortunately. I think, I´m gonna learn a bit with internet dictionaries and with my mum, but really, thanks! Hope I can support you, if you´re a moderator, hopefully soon.
ok lang yan, minsan nakakalito talaga ang paglagay ng "s" sa verb pag may "did" or "does" na word. Pero dapat di plural yung verb mo.
Kung gusto mong magturo dapat consistent ka sa words and grammar.
I am very interested in learning Tagalog. Please, someone, start making the course!!
I live in Australia and work with a team based in Manila. It would be great to practice what I've learnt in Duo on a daily basis little by little.
Currently I am learning French but there isn't a frequent opportunity to use/practice it.
cool, hey man, just ask me any questions about Tagalog and I can help. I tried to be a moderator for Tagalog but I think they just ignored my application and other applications on Tagalog. For starters, I commented on Eta Carinae's post so you can just try to follow along. Here is a good website for Filipino soap operas : http://tfc.tv/. There are also some videos on youtube with english subtitles. You can watch Big Brother, Singing Bee, Pilipinas got talent, the voice if you like.Madali langyong Tagalog kong maronong ka mag Spanish at English. (Tagalog is easy if you understand/ know Spanish and English. Paalam na(goodbye), good luck.
My only problem is I want to be a moderator for Tagalog but everytime I apply, I think the Duolingo team ignores my application.
If you need help with translation just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just ask me on my Duolingo wall. : ) good luck man, you can do it. There are some people who lived in Philippines for a few months and they were able to adapt. I will respond as soon as possible if you need help with any translation.
Pre! Thanks a lot. I quite like the idea of watch TFC. Is there a comedy show you would recommend?
sorry for the very late response man, I do know a comedy. search "Banana Split" in Tagalog, it's a good comedy show. You can also watch showtime(filipino) or just search up "Vice Ganda" - the guy is a good comedian
Marami na bang nag-apply sa Filipino for English v.v.? Mukhang mas practical gumawa muna ng Filipino for English speakers kasi marami namang Pinoy marunong niyan pareho eh. Mag-aaplay din ako eh.
that's right tienda, chances mo tumolong sa ibang lenguaje is not as much sa mga contributor ng castilla o francais. Kaya nga nag practice ako ng espanol para mag contribute ako mga discussion English- Spanish or Spanish- English
Apply ka na!
Kasi i think naghihintay na lang si Duo ng mga maga-apply pa na iba e. Tinitingnan nila ata ang educational background though, kung ano yung kinuha mo sa college and ano ang present status mo (meaning if you`re working and stuff, on what field, etc)...
So more application, better chances that Duo might add Fil-Eng / Eng-Fil courses on its Incubator!
I applied to are you BILINGUAL? contribute to a course. I clicked it and applied like 2 or 3 times walang ng yari. It was simple "TELL us how you can help in your language" and then tell us the English translation. I did both pero yong nag apply ako wala sila ganon. Saan mo ba nakita yong working status, etc? College student (USA) pa ako kayalang ever since ako pinanganak ayon dalawa na salita ko. Ayon dalawa at meron Spanish kasi tiga Cavite ako raised. Anyways pag nakita mo yong real app, send mo sakin link para ma fill out
You just write everything on the box where you`re supposed write your "letter(s)".
That`s what I did :)
s because youre not a native to the Philippines :((
nvm Jcboy, I told you I am native even when I go to the Philippines, no one really considers me as a foreigner when I speak Tagalog because it's my FIRST language, sometimes I have accent when I speak English and Spanish. Anyways nvm Jcboy, if the Duolingo team dont want to make the course. I will still help people but nothing is stopping me from helping them.
that`s good and in the goodness of your heart :))
But maybe you should try again and Duo might actually reply and accept! :D
marami na bang nagaaply dito niyan? maraming naghahanap ng resources na kilala ko kaso madalang ang learning for Filipino; tapos kadalasan ng Pilipino kinakahiya magsalita ng Filipino, kundi dahil sa duo di ako magiging proud na may sarili tayong wika!
mangilan-ngilan ang nakita ko, saying nag-apply na sila. But baka hindi pa enough para gawan ni Duo e...sana dumami-rami naman.
I am a Fil-Am living in California, and I am currently using duolingo to study German. I think having Tagalog would be a wonderful addition to duolingo, and I would take this course if it was offered. This might be a far stretch, but it would be nice if Cebuano was offered too because my family comes from the Visayas region in the Philippines.
I want to help and learn more of this language at the same time. I was only ten years old when I left the Philippines. But I still can speak Tagalog/Filipino. I'm thirteen (soon to be 14), and I really want to help create a Filipino course but am hesitant. I have a lot of other things to work on so I thought that applying might not be a good idea. Include the fact that I was young when I came here in Canada. Therefore, my Filipino isn't that fluent (like a Filipino teacher). I don't speak very fluent English either so this might help :)
Sometimes, I hate it when I find myself forgetting some words in Filipino, or when I find myself speaking TOO MUCH "Tag-Lish" (Tagalog-English). I'm not surprised that a lot of Filipinos speak TagLish nowadays. I find TagLish helpful too since most Filipino words are really long to say or write in some conversations--which takes some time. E.g texting...But I don't want to get used to this because I can see that I MIGHT eventually forget the language. Believe me, it affected my writing. You'll probably see me writing paragraphs filled with nonexistent words in Filipino. So I'm writing this down to encourage you to make a Filipino course.
I have no problems with communicating in Filipino/Tagalog. I just want to be better at it so I could write stories (if I want to ;-D ) in straight Filipino :) And so that I could understand some Filipino speakers that have a deep vocabulary. I enjoy and love learning languages. I would really be glad to learn more of MY OWN language. This is not just for me. I see that a lot of people are actually interested in learning Filipino...so why not go for it?
Merci beaucoup! - A Filipino kid from Canada.
that`s nice :))
I hope you get to go back to the Philippines and recall your linguistic roots as a Filipino!
Hindi naman ako nahihirapan. Para sa akin lang, ayaw ko masanay sa ganito. Kasi kapag nagsusulat ako in Filipino, parang ang pangit tignan kasi puro taglish ang makikita ko. LOL. Ang sakit sa mata! ahahahah :)
ok lang ang taglish, paminsan minsan, especially pag may words na mahirap i-translate. :))
I would love to learn Tagalog. I am FIlipino but was raised in the States. Sadly, my parents did not teach me Tagalog growing up.
I am a 7th grade student, my first tongue being English. I would like to learn to speak Tagalog.
I'd love to learn some Cebuano via Duolingo. I'm going to Cebu and Palawan early 2016 so would love to know some basics at least.
But Palawan doesn't even use the Cebuano language :). If you knew Tagalog, though, you could at least communicate some with the people from both places, Cebu and Palawan.
Haha, missed your comment @tessbee. Yeah I knew that Palawan spoke Tagalog before I went there (it was incredible btw), just thought I'd show a preference for the development of both dialects as I have family that speak Cebuano. x
Got it, towereiffel ;).
(When I typed your name, I felt my head go upside down. I wonder why that is. ;D)
I am about to retire in the Philippines next year and I REALLY want to learn tagalog so the I can feel comfortable and my wife can feel comfortable talking in either language. I really hope that Duolingo with incorporate Tagalog into their repertoire.
As the first comment in this thread says, please sign up in the incubator to help make the course, if you're qualified for it, that is. :-) https://incubator.duolingo.com/ ... And yes, I know Tagalog is not available for choosing in there, but in the "Contribute to a Course"page, just choose "Enter Other" in the bottom of the list and write Tagalog. There must be some in here, with a very high level of Tagalog and English, that can help out? :-)
Oo, ive been trying to find people who want to contribute on other forums. However, i dont know when it'll be enough... I already found 10 contributors and im sure that some other natives on these forums have signed up also
That's nice!! :-) I'm trying to get people to write it on their Facebook-page aswell. At some point, they must put it up there. :-)
Hey all....I've been viewing this thread since I joined in April 2014, hoping Duolingo will add Tagalog to their courses. I'm tired of waiting so I found a couple alternatives, if anyone is interested. The top two I found so far is Anki [ankisrs net] and Memrise [memrise com]. Both are cross platform applications. It's only been a couple days using the android app, but Memrise seems to provide a similar user experience to Duolingo.
Hi JayBermal, thanks for telling it in this thread. I know both and am currently also using both. However, I still wish it was available on Duolingo :'( One day...
Yes! My school has many students who speak Tagalog and want to better their English. A course that taught both directions--Tagalog speakers English, English speakers Tagalog, would be awesome. Please make this course.
I am from the United States and my mother is Filipino. We usually travel to the Philippines every other year and all my relatives are fluent and some cannot speak English very well, so I am very interested in learning. I really hope Tagalog will be a course I can learn from on Duolingo. :)
I would like to learn Tagalog to improve my communication with my wife's family. I've been to the Philippines a whole lot throughout the years and could see myself living there when I get older, wiser and richer ^^
I would love to learn tagalog. My boyfriend is filipino, and even though we communicate in english (y un poco español), it would be so helpfull to understand eachothers languages a bit. We're both not native english speakers, so language can be a barrier sometimes. I would also love to be able to communicate with his non-english-speaking family and friends. Duolingo has been so helpfull already for me to learn the basics of spanish. I would be really excited and gratefull if there will be someone willing to create a tagalog course!
My wife is from the Philippines and our son is studying there now. I just found Duolingo one month ago. I've tried learning Tagalog using Memrise but I like the gamification incorporated in Duolingo to keep me more motivated. This system is working very well to push forward my Spanish skills. I'm disappointed that I may someday have to go back to Memrise to learn Tagalog. I assume Duolingo keeps quality up by controlling the course development but would be nice if they can let the community do it and then have a certification process to keep up the quality. I want a Tagalog course!
Yes, I would like to learn tagalog. I have been living in the Philippines for ten years and have been studying the language for eight years but still do not speak the language well.
I'm surprised they haven't put it into an incubation period. Yet we can already "learn" made up languages of certain shows.
Yes of course :) A lot of my teachers and friends came from the Philippines and I'd love to learn their language. The only sentence I remembered is "Hindi Mahal Kita" if I'm not mistaken :p hahaha
Lol! Its "Hindi kita mahal" whicj means "I dont love you" (sorry if the laughing part hurted you)
That's so funny, because in malay "kita" means "us"/"we" and "mahal" means expensive. :P So it's almost like saying "We're expensive".
In Tagalog "mahal" means both love and expensive. I've always found that quite funny.
yes, "sinta" is also a tagalog word. But it is often use to address your loved one in a very formal or romantic way. "Sinta ko" means, "My darling" "My sweetheart" and etc. I didn't even know that some tagalog words have similarities to Indonesian. Now I know! Thanks :)
It's not surprising that Tagalog (and other Filipino languages) have many similarities with Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. These three countries are mostly populated by people of Austronesian stock, and they have been interacting/trading for hundreds and thousands of years before the Arabs and Spanish arrived. I believe the lingua franca of the Malay Archipelago was Malaysian before foreign influences arrived.
As _Fulvius and dianagalang have said, "sinta" is also a Filipino word meaning "love". Can also be used in verb form, "sinisinta", meaning "loving". To say "Sinisinta kita." would be "I love you", though this way of saying "I love you" would only be found in songs and poetry.
YES!!!! I would really love to learn tagalog. I would take that course in a minute!!
I really want to learn it because if my interest in language learning. I'm from California, also.
Hi Diana! Yes, I would love to learn Tagalog! I am a 2nd-gen Filipino who was raised in San Diego, USA, but never picked up Tagalog. I can't even understand it. Okay, okay... maybe a few words. So, please help me get passed knowing only the bad words lol
I would love if duolingo had Tagalog. I am from the USA. I lived in the Philippines for a couple of years and have forgotten the language and would love to learn it again.
I've never really heard anyone speak Filipino/Tagalog where I'm from. There is this guy on YouTube I'm subscribed to that I believe speaks Filipino/Tagalog. I don't know much about the language but it would be cool to have that language on my polyglot resume. I should do some more research though
hey ets, Im Joseph and Im from seattle. Tagalog is my first language. I speak both English and Taglog perfectly so if you need help just ask me on my Duolingo wall or ask me on my skype : Joebro671. Long story short Tagalog is Malay / indonesian sentence structure with English and Spanish words. You can also check out http://tfc.tv/ or watch pinoy brother, deal or no deal, the voice, filipinas got talent and the other reality tv shows just put filipino version. Some of them you can watch in youtube. I hope I helped man : )
By 2016 sana meron na!
marami na bang nagaaply dito niyan gusto ko nga magapply para sa incubator? maraming naghahanap ng resources na kilala ko kaso madalang ang learning for Filipino; tapos kadalasan ng Pilipino kinakahiya magsalita ng Filipino, kundi dahil sa duo di ako magiging proud na may sarili tayong wika!
Yes, It is hard to get the resources to teach Tagalog. Many of the books used to teach Tagalog were written by Preist in the 16the century. They are still being used today. The language has changed and it never fit into the way the Spanish understood it. I have bought every Tagalog book out there. The two sets of books that I would recommend are Thelma Cleto-Salumbides' books Salitang Pinoy, Tagalog One and Two and Victoria P. Carlos' books I'd like to Speak Filipino 1-4. Another layer of difficulty is that there are 500 different languages spoken in the Philippines and they are mixed freely. In my house hold we speak English, Tagalog and Wari. It my Rotary Club, they speak a mixer of Tagalog, Pangasinan, and English. Only 13 percent of people in the Philippines are native Tagalog speakers. 64 percent of the country speaks Visayan. Because we have an new President from Mindano, where Visayan is spoken, the language will shift towards using more Visayan words and phrases.
Im curious as to where you got those statistics from? Wikipedia has Tagalog native speakers at 28%, and 'Visayan' as a language group rather than a language in itself. The book you metioned Salitang Pinoy looks great, but it seems to be available only in the USA. Right now I'm using Basic Tagalog for Foreigners and Non-Tagalogs and it's fairly good.
Basic Tagalog by Paraluman S. Aspillera? Published by Tuttle? Which version do you have? Tuttle also has flash cards that are good.
You can email Thelma at Salitangpinoybooks@yahoo.com, if you need her books.
I found the statistic first on a website and then it was confirmed by people I know. I think the original data comes from a position paper from UP Diliman. They were arguing that Visayan should be the national language. Visayan is spoken from Cebu down. It is a group of languages.
My favorite Filipino languge is Ilocano, which is spoken in Northern Luzon.
Yup thats the one, I have second edition. I'm going to to the Phillippines next spring so I might just wait til then and buy some books in Manila. There could be a greater choice there and I can look through them before buying. :)
Wow I would love to learn Tagalog ^.^ I recently visited my family in the Philippines and it really made me want to learn so I could understand more the next time I go. I would, take the course in a heartbeat :3
I would love it if Duolingo had Tagalog. I'm Fil-Am and want to learn it
I'd really love it! I've been looking on a bunch of sites for years, but I can't really find any good ones. My mom is Filipino, but she's never taught me any of the language because she finds it hard to explain.
I do. I am from NC. I some Filipino words and try to make a sentence out of it, my asawa says I sound retarded.
My husband and I would like to learn this language. Are you still offering to teach it?
Yes, i would love to learn Tagalog/Filipino. I am from the USA and was born in the Philippines. I understand the majority of the language but can't seem to speak it. Please, someone make a course for Tagalog.
Sa mga nag-aral ng Filipino simula pa noong elementary, baka meron kayong mga libro (sa Filipino subject mismo) na pwedeng gamitin bilang reference. Ipinamigay ko na sa akin kasi hindi ko naman ginagamit at di pa ako nag-Duolingo noon.
Yes! Filipino-American here and I feel to many of us go straight to English in the household as opposed to other cultures. I would LOVE a course for Tagalog!
I want to learn Tagalog and really hope Duolingo gets around to adding it. I have filipino family and many friends who are also filipino and I feel like it would be nice to learn their language.
I want to learn Tagalog eagerly. I am Korean but I studied Tagalog before. But I had to leave the Philippines and so I want to learn more Filipino.
Hello, I am thirteen years old. I am part english, filipino and irish. I can understand tagalog and can speak a bit, but really want to be more fluent in speaking, reading and writing. Can you please help me? :D
I would love to learn tagalog via dualingo as well. I try to learn it via book, but I believe to have the opportunity to learn it here would be great. Looking foreward to see a course in here
I'm a native Filipino speaker. I'd love to help anyone interested to learn our language. It's good to know there's "Incubator". I'll sign up after the holidays. Let's hope Duolingo adds the Filipino language, soon. :D
Oh yes, please somebody make the Tagalog course. :-) I'm from Denmark, and I have a filipina girlfriend. I'd love to learn Tagalog, because we have plans to go visit her family in the Philippines this summer, and her mom and dad isn't that good at talking English. And her nieces and nephews aren't too as they haven't learned yet. It would help a lot if I could use DuoLingo to get a little Tagalog in my head before going there. :-)
People should be allowed to learn every language so I think that we should get it
I agree! Also, Tagalog is harder for me to have access to since no university I have attended offer courses. If they did, I would have signed up instantly.
Yeah man, this would rock. Me personally would enjoy a stint with the language at the very least to help communicate with my girlfriends crazy (Filipino) family.
I want to learn it because i am half Filipino and I think it would be good to learn how to
I would like to lean, I am half Filipino and I think it would be a good to finally speak to my relatives using their language.
Hi everyone! I'm trying to add everyone interested in being a filipino/tagalog contributor to one facebook group. I'm trying to get my friends to apply to the incubator as well. We're hoping that if we get enough numbers, Duo will acknowledge us.
Please join us, all those who can contribute to the course :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1573618452923575/requests/?notif_t=group_r2j
I would like if they had Filipino on here. I'm from the US. My sister in law and another (hopefully) soon to be sister in law is also from the Philippines.
Yes, please! I was born in the US and my inay is Filipino. Unfortunately, I can no longer speak or understand Tagalog. I know a lot of second generation Filipinos who also have this problem, so it would be wonderful if we could have Tagalog as a course here!
I do! I am half Filipino, and my family never taught me. I really want to speak Tagalog freely with my papang! <3
Yes, I am trying to learn now. It would be awesome if Tagalog was on Duolingo. I'm dating a filipina and I'm planning on going to the Philippines for the first time next month. This should be the first of many trips there.
I'm desperate to learn Tagalog. I tried Rosetta stone and I just didn't commit it to memory like I do with Duolingo - PLEASE PLEASE set this up...
I really want to learn! I understand Tagalog but I can't really form sentences because I don't understand the grammar rules. I live in the U.S. :)
Same! I can understand my parents when they speak Tagalog but I can never form a sentence.
I'm a filiphena but I'm born in the U.S. and I want to learn how to fluently speak our language.
I want to learn! My parents never taught me and my older sisters lost their ability to speak it since we came to the US young. I feel I have a good setting to learn it well since I could practice with my parents and family.
i would love to learn Tagalog, i am stationed in south Korea and am dating a woman from the Philippines.
Yes PLEASE!! My dad was born and raised in the Philippines but he never taught me, so whenever we have a family reunion in the only one who can't speak Tagalog.
Please do! My parents can too since my mom was born and raised there and my dad is a linguist.
Short answer, YES! I'm from the US, spent time there in the military. Married the Philippina I met in Guam and know just enough to know when I'm in trouble. It's no good trying to learn from her, we both just get frustrated. She is from Pampanga so she speaks "German" when around her family and classmates. Tagalog would be a good start. Working on Spanish now, about to turn 50 and I don't want my brain to die :)
I'd love to learn tagalog! I was born in the Phillippines, but I moved to Florida when I was very young, I want to learn the language again!
I definitely want to learn! I'm Filipino and grew up in the U.S. and sadly my parents didn't teach me Tagalog. I really hope Tagalog is added in Duolingo so that I and many other will be able to learn the language. Unfortunately there are many 2nd generation Filipinos who don't speak/understand Tagalog so it would be a great help to us for courses to be added. Thanks!
My parents didn't teach me either! They're always putting the blame on each other but I think it's mostly my fault since I didn't even try to learn it :(
Yes you should totally do it, then i'd be able to talk to my older brother who went the manilla on an LDS mission.
That's so cool! My dad also went on a mission to the Philippines and he said that he seldom had a meal to look forward to. It's nice that your brother decided to go on a mission and I hope that you will be able to serve one too! :)
I want to learn Tagalog because my family works with a non-profit that is based in the Philippines and I am going there with my mom and dad in Feb. of 2016. As soon as I got the chance I started. I am learning Spanish too. I am from Wisconsin, United States
Oh my gosh, YES!! It's one of the main languages I've wanted to learn for SOOO long :D
hi i am filipino and i work in abu dhabi my boss wants to learn tagalog actually not just tagalog but all languages like me she said tagalog is her favorite because their maids and nanny for her children are from philippines i recommend her this site but there's no tagalog
Hi! I would, because I spend every year 4 months in Philippines, I'm from Hungary
I can speak tagalog fluently and if ever there will be a course like this, I would be very happy to contribute to it.
How do we develop a course for tagalog? :) I really want this to push through. I know a couple of friends who also use duolingo and would be willing to contribute to a course like that.
In the "top" of this discussion, there are some posts about how it's done, but basically you sign up for "the incubator" - and wait - until Duolingo decides to take up that course. I know that a lot of people already signed up, but I guess that they still need more, since nothing has happened ... The link for the incubator is here: http://incubator.duolingo.com/
I am from the United States of America and I love all the languages in the world and want to learn as much as possible before I pass away. This language is included, also I am interested in this because I was interested in the culture as well as to understand to understand my friends on the personal level. Thanks for speaking up for the Duolingo community
I really want to learn Tagalog and hope a course comes out soon :) I'm in the United States and while it's very monolingual where I live, my mother grew up in Manila and speaks Tagalog as her native language. Learning it would be really helpful for speaking with her. And I'd like to see about visiting the country sometime
YES! My wife is Filipina and I haven't had much luck learning the language from her. I think she just doesn't know how to get me started. I hate that at her family get togethers, thirty people have to speak English to accomodate me. It's amazing that they do, but it's embarrasing that our three year old daughter speaks more Tagalog than me.
Definitely would. Filipino-American born here, never learned when I was small.
I am overgeneralizing, but as a registered Nurse in southern California, All the nurses are Filipino, and I am left out of their conversation. Duolingo has helped me learn Spanish which helps me speak to many CNA's and patients. I now am trying to learn Filipino, to further enhance my value and employability as a nurse.
I'm from California, and my mom and cousins are Filipino and I'd really love it if I could learn how to speak tagalog like she does without bothering her all the time.
Hey! So I'm a 1st generation Fil-Am, and I think I can speak for a lot of people like me when I say there is a disconnect between our two cultures. Many of us do not know Tagalog well or at all and feel as if it contributes to this separation between our culture and that of our parents. Creating a Tagalog duolingo course would make learning it more accessible and easier for Filipino-Americans, as there are not many good resources that are low cost or free (at least from what I've found). Id love it if you decided to start working on the course!!!! Salamat!
I have already started learning a bit of Tagalog, but I am just not motivated in the right way. I have trouble learning it progressively and retaining any new knowledge. Duolingo has helped me learn more Spanish than I ever would have without it, and I'd like to learn Tagalog here as well. I have a friend at church who is from the Philippines. She married a missionary's son, and now they go to our church. She only has a couple of friends, and I thought it would be awesome to learn to speak Tagalog so that we'd have more in common. (She already speaks English very well.)
I am a German-Filipino-American, and I would very much like to learn the language of my mother's side of the family!
Haha, I've applied twice now to the incubater even though I don't speak Tagalog. Please guys send your applications as much as possible to get the message across.
Kaya natin yan!
I am from London but my son is married to a Filipino living in Los Angeles and they now have 3 children. I would love to know some basic words and phrases so I can suprise my daughter in law and her family.
That is great here are a couple of words, phrases you can say:
Magandang umaga! - Good morning! Kamusta ka na? - How are you? Salamat - Thank you Paalam - Goodbye Magandang gabi! - Good night Magandang araw - Good day apo - grandchild lola- grandmother lolo - grandfather anak - daughter/ son/ child pamangkin - niece/nephew pamilya - family Ingat - Take care
Tell me if you want any specific sentences translated. I'd love to translate it for you
Maganda mean beautiful. So, you can say, Maganda ang Babae menaing beautiful women. Maganda Umaga -- Beautiful Morning. Maganda ito -- It is beautiful.
Masarap means delicious. So, you can say, Masarap ang Pagkain meaning delicious the food.
Magaling means excellent. So, when someone does something right you can say Magaling! -- Excellent!
My wife is Filipino-American, and her parents speak in Tagalog all the time (in addition to English). I know a few words, but I would rather be semi-fluent so I can understand parts of the conversation when they switch to Tagalog (they're not trying to hide anything from me, just more comfortable in their own language sometimes), and even respond back sometimes. It impresses my in-laws (and my wife!) when I try to learn their culture! :-D So yes, I'd very much like to learn Tagalog! :)
Yes, I very much would like to learn tagalog....have been requesting they start a course here but so far nothing.
I really like my spanish course here and know if they do a Tagalog I would learn quickly
They have a new program that you can use to learn tagalog and many other languages not found in the basic duolingo program called "Memrise". Online, IOS and Android versions available for free! Enjoy the learning! ;)
Yes please! My coworker and some family are from the Philippines and I'd love to talk to them in their language.
Oo, wala pa. Marunong ka pala magsalita ng tagalog. Saan ka ba nag-aral ng Tagalog?
Yes! I check in with duo lingo every few months to see if they have it. I really want to learn it as the family I will be marrying into someday speaks Tagalog.
Hi! I know I'm 2 years late, but here I am! I had signed up for the Filipino course 2 days ago, I know Duolingo will probably take a lot of time before it can read mine, but surely, they should be able to read it. I'm from the Philippines, and sadly Filipino isn't my first language. Luckily for me, since I live in Metro Manila in the NCR, Our city wants to teach Filipino (and/or Tagalog) as well as the local dialect. I live in Metro Manila and the main dialect, or should I say language, there is Filipino. So I have plenty of time to focus on a language. Since, lets say 7, I've been striving hard to learn this language. Now I'm thirteen and one of the best Filipino speakers in our school (Considering that I actually stay in a Chinese school and we have an English Only Policy which forced us to speak in English) and I'm confident enough to teach here! If you guys do have a Filipino course up, I would LOVE to moderate and help you guys. Sadly, as I've read from many other comments, people in the provinces do NOT know much English besides from the basics like "How are you?" and the response. But, since SOME (I said some, I haven't been to all of them, so I'm not sure, please don't bash) provinces have wifi, they definitely WILL be able to go to this beautiful website and both (a) expand their Filipino/Tagalog dictionary and (b) learn English. I would personally love to expand as well.
I would be very interested in learning it. Please make a Tagalog for English speakers course! If not now, then at least after the English for Tagalog speakers course is out :)
I've been really interested in learning tagalog! It would be awesome if you could! I'm from Canada and my boyfriend is Filipino, I live in a Filipino neighborhood, and my church is primarily Filipino .
I do!! I'm an "American-washed" Filipino living in a Filipino community in the US. I would love to learn Filipino/Tagalog to impress my family and communicate with the locals
Hello. I'm from your neighboring country, Indonesia. I have relatives and a friend from the Philippines. I'm really interested in learning Tagalog because of them and the ASEAN Economic Community. My mother does not allow me to learn Tagalog because of my relatives, so learning the language online is my only option. I'm currently using Memrise to learn Tagalog and a few other languages, but to be honest it's easier for me to learn languages using Duolingo. It's kinda sad to see that not that many people are interested in learning Tagalog. I think the "Don't worry if you can't speak Tagalog, everyone in the Philippines speaks English" line on every website that advertise your tourism play a role in this. I've met a few foreigners who learned a few phrases in Indonesian just so they can visit Indonesia for two weeks and ended up coming back here to teach English and learn Indonesian. It might not be true, but when I first read the advertisements I thought "Good. I don't need to learn more languages unlike visiting mother's hometown." I was thirteen at that time and hadn't developed any interests in learning any languages.
I know that what I say won't really change anything, but hopefully the Tagalog from English course will be available soon. I know that it will take a long time, like the Finnish course(which has 1000+ votes but still no progress made). Though there's no Indonesian from English thread and it's currently at phase 1, according to the incubator.. This site is a little bit weird .-.
Also, I apologize for any grammatical errors or unreadable sentences. English is not my first language and I'm still learning the language myself.
Buwenas[good luck, in case I got it wrong]
Yes, my daughter has a Lola from Manila, and it would be a good way to honor her. As you can see, I am learning Portuguese, and this is because half of my ancestors are Portuguese, but the generation that spoke it are now gone. Our only living native foreign language speaker is my wife's mother, who speaks Tagalog. This connection to the combined family past would be very valuable, I think. I am from Virginia and live in the DC Metro area.
So, can Tagalog be a part of Duolingo anytime soon? I am an filipino-american student in a university in London, and knowing the language would help me have a common ground in the Filipino community here, as well as prep myself if I want to go back to the Philippines.
Yes, I would. I've been in the Philippines (I'm a 10th grade student right now) for 6 years as of October 2016, and I'm still struggling to learn the language... I'm also learning French for fun, and already I think it's easier (although maybe i'm just not putting enough efforts into learning Filipino... but my peers always make fun of my accent)
I would like to learn Tagalog. I'm from the Philippines too, but I don't know most of the words. I feel like I'm not a Filipino at all. :(
Yes please. My whole dad's side of the family speaks and I am half Filipino. I want to speak it sooo bad!
To help with Tagalog-for-English course
If you speak Tagalog and you want to help create a Tagalog course, please apply to become a contributor by following these steps. Maraming Salamat :)
(1) Click "Help" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us
(2) Under the heading "Incubator" Click "How can I suggest a new language course?" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204979660-How-can-I-suggest-a-new-language-course-
You will see these 2 paragraphs: "If you are bilingual and want to help teach others, you may also apply to contribute to a new course. Proposed language courses are considered when there are enough great candidates to build them and learners and testers to help improve them." - "We have a long list of courses we intend to release, and also monitor the forums and applications for new potential language directions. If you want to make a suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)"
(3) Click "apply to contribute" https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply
(4) On that page, fill in the form: "Apply to become a Course Contributor" "Which course would you like to contribute to?" "Tagalog for English speakers"
I am learning Tagalog from lessons on YouTube, Google Translator, and from chatting with filipina friends. I wish Duolingo had a Tagalog course and a Visaya/Cebuano course, but currently they don't so I am learning on my own. Hopefully they will add those courses soon.
I really want to learn it! It seems like an interesting language. I wanted it to be my third language, once I got used to the idea of learning a new language that I was more familiar with (I'm taking French in high school, so Italian is relatively comfortable; I'm still learning a lot but it feels fun and new!). I was really disappointed when I learned that it was not yet offered as a course. I do hope it gets implemented by the time I complete the Italian course. Good luck to anyone hoping to teach it!
I saw Tagalog to English in the incubator. I wonder how long it will be before we get the reverse course?
I've been trying to use other websites to learn the primary language of the Philippines, Tagalog (Basically known as Filipino, however with slight changes) but they all seem to be nothing more than phrasebooks. Granted, phrasebooks can be useful for some people who intend to travel and only know a few lines to help them get by, but for someone who wishes to achieve fluency, they are a definite no. They can sometimes help you to learn what a certain phrase means if you don't quite understand it... they are like a dictionary of sentences. But can you learn a language from a dictionary? No. I found one decent site for learning, but it doesn't drill vocabulary into your head as well as Duolingo does. Duolingo is a fantastic source for learning languages. I believe Duolingo should help many others and I in learning Tagalog. Tagalog would be a great language to add to this website. Duolingo's methods are great for learning vocabulary, and grammar. It challenges you to translate unique sentences both ways around. Tagalog would be much easier to learn if Duolingo would accept to add it.
^ This was for another post but then I to realized I had to come here... just reposting.
I have a friend who lives in the Philippines. She speaks both Tagalog and English. I wish to be able to learn Tagalog to impress her, and hold conversations in her first language. As somebody who has only really studied European languages, which differ a lot from most Asian languages, this has been a struggle. I have studied a fair amount of Japanese though, and this is a breeze compared to it. Regardless, it is still a bit difficult, and I believe that if Duolingo adds a Tagalog course, it would help very much.
Still yet to find any useful sources (Free ones anyways). I think the best option is to buy a few books.
I would want to learn your language because I happen to be from that country too! :)
I would like to learn Tagalog. I am from Ogden, Utah, USA. Our daughter in law is from the Philippines. I would like to speak this language when we go visit her family again.
I see this is an old question, but I'd love to learn tagalog! Does anyone know if a course is in the works?
Tagalog is the second most spoken language in Hawaii. Another reason why this course should be offered on Duolingo.
I believe that this would be a great idea. It would be nice to have an Austronesian language course here, and it's more convenient than most other Asian languages as it already uses the Latin alphabet. As a Filipino American, I struggle with learning Tagalog. If this course is added, then it will help overseas Filipinos connect with their roots.
I'm just like you! My goal is to speak English, Spanish, and Tagalog like my Lolo did. My Spanish is decent now so I'm concentrating on Tagalog.
I would LOVE to learn Tagalog! It is such a beautiful language. My best friend and her family are Filipina/Filipino. I know they'd really appreciate it if I took the time to learn their language. I'm from the United States (Utah).
YEEEEES! A Filipina helped raised me but she never taught me to speak Tagalog. She's like a second mother to me and whenever I got to her house we cook Filipino food and watch Filipino dramas on TV. I love her dearly and would love to speak to her in her own language. I know she misses the Philippines and I would love to surprise her by speaking a little bit (at least) with her.
If the course for Tagalog version will already be developed, I would be happier if other Philippine languages would also be given a chance, like Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon, Bicol etc.
I want to learn Tagalog. I'm from America and my best friend is from the Philippines. His mom wants to bring me with them to meet the family, but I don't know the language.
I've applied to be a contributor for the course multiple times in past two years. All I got back is a generic email saying that they'll look into it.
I really think that there's a "big time back-end bureaucracy" going on and only the languages they want to promote will ever make it to incubation.
I did believe at first that an application would take a while to look at. But looking back, I think that the application process is a mere joke put in place to keep people thinking that someone's really reading them.
I hope @Luis (one of the Duolingo founders) sees this!
Dalawang taon na ang nakalipas at ilang beses na akong nag-aplay para sa kursong it para maging isang kontribyutor. Isang pangkalahatang mensahe lang ang nakuha mula sa kanila na nagsasabing susuriin nila ito.
Sa palagay ko ay talagang may mga "kalokohang nangyayari na lingid sa ating kaalaman" at yung lamang mga lingwahe na gusto nilang itaguyod ang makakapasa patungo sa inkubasyon.
Naniwala sana ako nung una, na dahil sa dami ng aplikasyon, maaaring matagalan ang pagsuri. Pero ngayon, nakita kong ang proseso ng pag-aplay ay mistulang biro na inilagay lamang sa pwesto para panatilihing ang paniniwala ng mga tao na mayroon talagang nagbabasa at nagsusuri sa kanila.
Sana makita ito ni @Luis (is sa mga tagapagtatag ng Duolingo)!
I would jump at the chance to learn Tagalog through DuoLingo. Two of my closest friends and several acquaintances are native speakers, and I have an uncle who has lived in the Philippines since retiring. I've tried learning some of the language through other resources, but none were as productive as DuoLingo has been, in other languages, for my particular learning style. I would love to see a Tagalog course for speakers of English or Spanish or both.
Hey! I just wanted to bump this forum again because I really would love to see duolingo introduce a Tagalog course for English speakers and it makes me really sad that I don’t even see the course in the incubator! I have resources to help construct this course, so I hope that this can get some attention!
I've been looking for a good Tagalog online learning tool for a long time - I'm really surprised that after this thread with so many comments that it still hasn't been created! Especially as so many of you have applied to contribute!
I agree! It is hard to find good, free resources like Duolingo to learn Tagalog! I even mentioned this in one of my own discussions. Would love to see this addition :)
Please, Duolingo add a Tagalog course. I want to learn my mother's tongue!
My mom was born in the Philippines and Tagalog is the first language of my Lolo and Lola. I want to learn this language SO BADLY and Duolingo has been the most helpful app in my language learning efforts. Please create a course! Pakiusap at salamat po!
I would love to learn Tagalog, but if also like to learn Ilocano. My family is from Ilocos Norte but I don’t have relatives who can teach me the language.
My grandma just passed away and I would love to learn both, since she also spoke both as well.
I have the same story too, and my Lolo was from Illocos Norte as well. It would be amazing to learn his language because I have no one to teach me.
I just checked the incubator. There are only 2 contributors for the Tagalog for English Speakers course. (There are 295k for the Esperanto course. Who actually uses that made up language in the real world anyway?) I suspect that a Tagalog course hasn’t been created then put into beta because there isn’t enough people power despite the clear demand. Looks like there haven’t been any updates for a couple of years.
Anyone here want to start a social media campaign to get enough contributors to get traction on the Tagalog for English Speakers course?
Let’s get this course going!
I'd be willing to manage this project and the contributors. It can't be that difficult. Fill in a spreadsheet with the words and phrases translated. Get it verified by a teacher and get a copy of their qualifications. Record the audio of the words and upload it all to duolingo. I applied to incubator recently but had no reply. There are plenty of people who want to contribute and a high demand for this language that is spoken all over the world.
I like the idea of it and I would LOVE to learn Tagolog, the language of 50% of me!
I would definitely love to have this course as well. I grew up speaking it, but never in a formal setting. My wife is Greek and this would be awesome to have on DuoLingo so we can learn each other's languages. (I know Greek is already available)
If you'd like to teach it, then sign up for the incubator! :D You can make a course for others. I'm interested in Russian, but I have several friends that want to learn it because of their heritage.
EDIT: I looked up some phrases and it looks really interested. So, sign up! Spread the Duo love.
Well sadly I tried signing up for the incubator but it doesn't let me teach Filipino for English speakers :( I can't do English for Filipino speakers since trust me, every Filipino already knows English, well maybe not all Filipinos but I'm pretty sure we can speak it at a conversational level. So I feel a bit held back.
Nope. Not true. Not every Filipino speaks English. If you live in Luzon, that's probably true, but come down here to Cebu, and the English my comrades use will, guaranteed, make you want to force them into animatronic suits.
This is shocking. I am not Cebuano, but I've been here three years and I can say that a lot of Cebuanos speak commendable English.
Actually, Cebuanos are more fluent in English than Tagalog. Many Koreans are staying/living in Metro Cebu right now just to learn English.
I agree with you. I was in the Visayas region last year for 5 months and saw a noticeable amount of Koreans there.
Even if you did sign up for and work on the Filipino>English, the reverse course wouldn't take that long, as we're seeing in the incubator.
Haha well you see, the main reason I can't sign up is because I don't think I won't be able moderate the course.I don't think I am capable of teaching our language. I'm only fifteen years old I have a lot of school works :(
Don't sell yourself short! (Don't underestimate what you can accomplish!) I'm an elementary school teacher and a few year ago I had a student (eight years old) who managed to teach me a lot about the basics of Tagalog. Unfortunately for me (but very fortunate for him), he's transferred to another school...but he's left me with just a taste of a language I'd very much like to learn. The Philippines is high on my list of places where I'd like to spend time, but it would be SO much better if I could really immerse myself in the local culture...and being able to communicate would be a huge first step.
I understand that your studies must take precedence, and as a teacher I fully support that. But I'd encourage you to remain engaged with Duolingo and if you find someone you can partner with or if you start to feel confident enough, I hope that you'll consider creating a course. If Tagalog from English becomes available, I can tell you that I'll be one of your first students.
By the way, if you are writing your own posts, your English is easily as fluent as most native English speakers of your own age...and better than some much older than you. I'd be happy to have you as my language teacher.
Looking forward to learning Tagalog someday...
Thank you very much for you encouragement! :) I feel like teaching it now ^_^ I must say, it is complicated enough to teach, but it doesn't hurt to try does it? Thanks for saying that I am good at English. I've been learning this since I started school, like back in 2001 or something. Every Filipino is fluent in our language, Filipino, and in English by the age of 12. And if you are lucky, the area you live in might have a local dialect. So by the age of 12, an average Filipino should learn 2-3 languages, fluently or conversationally. Not to brag about it. (:
Hi owly, not sure why I cannot reply on your response below but I would like to correct you on something.
You stated below that every filipino knows tagalog and english fluently by the age of 12. This is simply not true. I know this because my wife is filipino and her siblings (most of them) can barely speak a word of english. They can ask "how are you", or reply "I'm good" but after that, nothing.
Now as for the national language, not every filipino knows this neither. My wife was born in Leyte and she spoke the Waray Waray dialect from a very young age. They moved north into the Laguna region as she grew a little older (6+) and began to learn tagalog then. Since her high school days she learned the cebuana dialect and now speaks a little korean, japanese and is fluent in english but I must state a VERY important fact. This was NOT from school. She self taught herself the English language by reading english novels and using a phrasebook and english/tagalog dictionary to translate the words she did not know.
Had my wife had access to a service like duolingo I have no doubt in my mind that she would've excelled in her studies and would've learned english far faster than she did through self study watching english movies / reading english novels. She boasts that the 10 seasons of Friends (American Series) are what got her through her learning :)
You may have time commitments and as much as I'd love to see you create a filipino language pack for duolingo (as it would benefit me a LOT) I thought it would only be fair to point out to you that not ALL filipinos (and I'd be pushed to say no more than 60% of them) know english at conversational level. Likewise, I would be extremely grateful for a duolingo Tagalog package on here. I listen into my wife's conversations and I can pick up key words and guess at the topic of conversation from there but I am far from my goal in tagalog.
Anyway that's enough from me, and if anyone could be so kind as to make a duolingo tagalog pack I'd love you forever :)
Nailed it. The rural areas of the Philippines are NOT good English speakers, Adults AND Children. And now that Satellite internet is more accessible throughout the Philippines, sites like DuoLingo can serve as a realistic and effective tool.
Greetings! I am a Filipino and I have been looking for people who are also interested in sharing the native language to the world. It was once just a want for me to share Filipino, but right now it is becoming a need to let others know the language. This is mainly because ASEAN 2015 is coming. It is an open skies policy where the countries included in the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (i.e. Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar any many more) are allowed to be students and workers in any of the countries included in the ASEAN and this works much like the European Union and the United Kingdom on the other side of the world. Secondly, there has been a decline on the speakers of the native Filipino language especially in the urban areas of the Philippines due to some factors such as: the English language being associated with professipnalism and the dawn of "Conyo" where there is an unpalatable infusion of English and Filipino in a single sentence. In my opinion, authenticity of Filipino language dissolves because of these phenomenon. With these two reasons being said, I think that we NEED to push for the inclusion of the Filipino language here at Duolingo since we all know that this app is a great avenue for us to share with the world our very own Filipino language,
There is no thing such as "authenticity" when it comes to language. Languages always evolve. If not, they die or they become stagnant
Before English words were introduced, Tagalog already incorporated Sanskrit and Spanish words, as well. as some Hokkien Chinese. The sanskrit loan words are even more interesting because Tagalog speakers often think these words are of "high literature" or "deep Tagalog", when in fact they came from an Indian language.
Bathala Mukha Dukha Binhi Budhi
These are just a few examples of Sanskrit loan words
Words like Kuya Ate Susi Biko Bibingka Lumpia Pancit
These are loan words from Chinese Hokkien
Tagalog also has Nahuatl words Pitaka, sayote, palengke, tiangge, sakate
Another thing: languages like Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, French evolved from "vulgar Latin"
So why be hard on the evolution of Tagalog? Even the different "Englishes" spoken today are quite different from the English of Shakespeare.
my girlfriend is Filipino and i need help speaking to her could you help
Taga-Pilipinas ka ba? Mag-apply na lang tayo ng Tagalog course para maturuan natin sila.
I know it's been a year since this was posted, but my girlfriend and I would LOVE to learn Tagalog! Half my girlfriends family speak Tagalog, the other half Ilocano, but she doesn't speak either. I hope Duolingo adds this instead of Klingon... seriously?!
My family has origins in the Philippines and I would love to learn the language to learn more about the culture
YES PLEASE!!! I am from Philippines myself and I want to communicate better with my family!
I would my entire family can speak it and i want to speak it too. So far i can only understand it and say simple words.
I would like to learn tagalog and I have 2 friends that would like to learn it too
I'm interested in learning filipino. I have a couple of friends who speak it and it would be cool if i could speak it with them. Thank you!
I would love to learn Tagalog. I'm from NY, but my wife is from the Philippines. I pick up little bits here and there, but it would be great to learn enough to converse with our many Filipino friends and family.
I definitely want a Filipino/Tagalog course! My parents are Filipino but for their own reasons and because we were kind of like army brats, moving around to different countries as I was growing up, I never learned how to speak it fluently. Given how quickly my French is coming along (I learned French for 8 years as a kid and now live in Canada), I think Duolingo is an optimal vehicle for learning something integral to my personal history.
I would love to learn it! I'm from bay area, California in the US and my dads sidd is Filipino. My grandma knew tagalog but didn't speak it to her kids (my aunts, uncles and dad) so I am unable to learn it. I feel really disconnected from the Filipino culture and I would really love to learn this language.
I would like to learn Tagalog because my daughter-in-law if from the Philippines. She speaks English very well. I'm from Colorado, USA.
In the last year or so I have come to learn how intrigued I am by learning languages, since then I have become quite the Duolingo enthusiast. I often find the my biggest issue when it comes to practicing the language is that I have no one I can speak it with. I do however have a close friend that speaks Tagalog. I think it would be an amazing addition to the languages currently offered!
Of course! I’d be pretty interested in learning something that far out of my comfort zone, and the language of so, so many work immigrants here. Have an upvote
I want to help. I'm from the Philippines and I'm very willing to contribute to this course
i need help speaking to my girlfriend she is Filipino i am Australian help me please Ria_Villanueva
I am online allot and i met someone who is very important to me, her name I will not say but she became my best friend. I really really want to learn her language Filipino to surprise her.
Please please please let this become a course. In Canada, we have a lot of Pinoy people around. My step-mom and sisters are Philippino and this would be a big help in learning their language.
Tagalog please, not Filipino (though there is not much difference). Actually Taglish would be most helpful, or rather not formal Tagalog but Tagalog as it is really spoken.
Also, Ilonggo/Hilagaynon, again as it is really spoken and not some idealist version.
Where are they from in the Philippines? Tagalog is an official language of the Philippines, along with English, but is not the mother tongue of most Filipinos. Tagalog is the mother tongue of those in central Luzon. Other places people speak to their mothers in HIlagaynon, Cebuano, Ilocano, etc. Most Filipinos first language is not Tagalog.
I would love to learn tagalog because i know a lot of filipinos. Im from Canada
I want to contribute Tagalog words and phrases if Duolingo allows that option. I just do not know how to help out. I'm a Filipino mestizo and I want to improve my progress in Filipino, Chavacano, Ilokano, Kapampangan, and several other languages!
To help with Tagalog-for-English course If you speak Tagalog and you want to help create a Tagalog course, please apply to become a contributor by following these steps. Maraming Salamat :) (1) Click "Help" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us (2) Under the heading "Incubator" Click "How can I suggest a new language course?" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204979660-How-can-I-suggest-a-new-language-course- You will see these 2 paragraphs: "If you are bilingual and want to help teach others, you may also apply to contribute to a new course. Proposed language courses are considered when there are enough great candidates to build them and learners and testers to help improve them." - "We have a long list of courses we intend to release, and also monitor the forums and applications for new potential language directions. If you want to make a suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)" (3) Click "apply to contribute" https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply (4) On that page, fill in the form: "Apply to become a Course Contributor" "Which course would you like to contribute to?" "Tagalog for English speakers" I am learning Tagalog from lessons on YouTube, Google Translator, and from chatting with filipina friends. I wish Duolingo had a Tagalog course and a Visaya/Cebuano course, but currently they don't so I am learning on my own. Hopefully they will add those courses soon.
My parents are from the Philippines, but I grew up in Tennessee knowing little Tagalog. This will be a great way to help me and impress my parents!!!
Yes, I would love to learn Tagalog. This is my mother's native language but my father is not from the same country so I didn't learn Tagalog. It would be so wonderful to learn it and surprise my mom!
Hello, I would love to see Tagalog on Duolingo! My mother is from the Philippines, and I used to speak a little Tagalog and Visayan when I was young. After we moved to the U.S., my parents did not teach us those languages anymore. My goal is to eventually learn both dialects so that I can better connect with my filipino family and history.
Kumusta kayo! I actually applied back then to help “incubate” the “Filipino for English Speakers” course. I received a reply from DuoLingo saying they’ll look it over (which I doubt will happen anytime soon). As I was reading various threads and seeing how people would like to learn our native language, I am suddenly filled with motivation and will re-apply for the incubation of this course! It warms my heart seeing many of you would love to learn! So to the Filipinos who would like the course to become a reality: “Sali niyo ko diyan!” (Sign me up!) I know this post is 3 years old, but I would really love to take the opportunity to help make this course and help a lot of people. It kind of made me down when a lot of people want this course, but it wasn’t even considered (not that I know of, as of now) for nearly 3 years! But, Klingon is up to developing! Really?! (No offense!) So, for those who would like to contribute, please do sign up on the incubator! Salamat, at mahal ko kayong lahat! (Thank you, and I love you all!)
Yes! I am a heritage learner and am studying through other means but if there were a Duolingo course I would jump right on it!
I want to learn Tagalog and Ilocano because the woman I love speaks them.
I would love to learn Tagalog, too. There is a sizable Filipino population where I live. I also work around quite a few people that are from the Philippines. It would be awesome if I could talk with them in their native language.
I would love to!! As a half-Filipino, half-Italian person, I feel like I'm neglecting half of my heritage by not making a better attempt at learning Tagalog. It does seem that there are some resources already out there, but the whole appeal of Duolingo is how easy and fun it is to use compared to other services and resources, so I would definitely appreciate a Filipino for English speakers course here!
Yes, I am from the United states, and want to be able to communicate with my friends who speak Tagalog, as I am soon moving to the Philippines for "work".
Yes, I would love to learn Tagalog I'm from the Easy Coast of the United States an I am actually in the process of learning it now from my Filipina colleagues; however, they will be leaving shortly to return to the Philippines. On the other hand there aren't that many good Tagalog apps or websites that go in depth with teaching the language especially regarding grammar; they are more basic and conserned with simple phrases or words used in brief conversation which doesn't help someone who wishes to become fluent like myself. Again I am truly hopeful that you are able to create a lesson for Tagalog it would be greatly appreciated. Salamat!!
I am Belgian and live in the UK. My wife is a Filipina, and I would love Duolingo to add Tagalog / Filipino to the existing languages they are offering already. There is so little online, I would appreciate the extra help. Maraming salamat sa lahat.
As a native of the Philippines speaking in both English and Tagalog, I'd love to contribute to a Tagalog course and make learning my mother tongue more accessible.
Please sign up for the incubator then. :-) There's a description of how to do that elsewhere in this thread. :-D That would be great!
I am from San Diego (California) where 1 in 10 people speak Tagalog! I would love to learn and think it would be very helpful for our city. Ilocano also seems to have a lot of interest.
Yes, my boyfriend is Filipino and I would love to be able to learn more as he has already introduced to me some basics :)
Hi! I am from California, and I would love to learn Tagalog! My boyfriend is from the Philippines, and though he has taught me a few key phrases, I would love to learn to speak more of the language so I can communicate with his family. I am half white and half Latina, and his parents are a bit apprehensive about me being from a different ethnic background. But I'm trying to fit into the culture as best as possible, and I'm sure learning the language would really impress his parents and grandparents and all his aunts and uncles! Thank you so much Duolingo for providing so many amazing linguistic opportunities!
Yes! My husband's family is from Manila and they speak Tagalog. I would love to be able to talk with them! We also want our kids to be able to speak Tagalog. I bought Rosetta Stone and made it all the way to the end, but I still cannot even keep up a simple conversation with my in-laws. Now I'm trying a new product called Mango, but it is very difficult to stick with. I would love it if Tagalog was added to Duolingo!
Yes, I would love to re-learn Tagalog. I was born in the Philippines. I understand when a kababayan speaks it. Unfortunately, I have to reply back, "Pasensya po kayo. Matagal na ako hindi nagsalita ang atin wika..." and proceed in English as to why. My parents wanted to move to the US and had me learn to speak English when I was 5.
Some of the lessons I found on-line are all wrong. It's not making any sense when I'm trying to create sentences in my head. It would be nice to practice speaking with another Filipino either online or locally.
Yes po! I am Norwegian and my wife is half Filipino. I really want to learn tagalog so that next time we visit her family and can impress them.
When will we see Filipino course for English speakers ? I have watched some videos from a Linguistics Youtube channel,LangFocus, and i am very interested to learn it.
I wish there is a Tagalog course for English speakers by now! I am Filipino and have friends who have been asking me to teach them Tagalog. I applied to contribute to the course here in Duolingo and was told that I may be contacted by a team member once there is an opening. Does this mean there already is a Tagalog course under development?
I'm from Bermuda. I want to learn Tagalog because I have a friend who's Filipino and I want to show off and say "That's right! I can speak it too~". I also have a few relatives from the Philippines and would love to be able to have conversations with them in their native language.
Yes. I love the Philippines so much. I was born there but then moved to the U.S. when I was 5. I haven’t been back since this summer. At first, I didn’t want to visit because I had this feeling that I wouldn’t like it. I thought it would be too hot, no air conditioning, so much traffic, so much trash. That’s what I heard from different stories throughout the years I was in America. Even though it was like that, my mom & dad both said they enjoyed their childhood. Nothing compared to America. I didn’t believe it & for a few years, I never wanted to go back. I loved my life in America & didn’t plan on leaving it any time soon. So this year, I turned 14. Our family started getting money problems & were looking to move to Philippines for a more affordable life. I cried. I didn’t want to live there. I never would. So we decided to just visit for a summer to see how it goes. Guess what? I loved it. Everything. We had a compound in Libag where it was just family. It was truly amazing getting to meet them for the first time. You’ll be surprised how many relatives I met in a span of 2 months. I’d go to SaveMore & my mom would be talking to a stranger & always turns out to be a relative. I met so many amazing & kind people this summer. I love my cousins way more than I loved anything in the world. They gave me so much happiness. The culture was also really different. People didn’t judge as much. In Libag, it’s hot & most people are tan so if they see that you’re light skinned, then they’ll stare. lol that happened to me all the time. I didn’t like it sometimes. Anyways we went on a lot of sightseeing & when it was time to leave. I cried. I never wanted to go back to America, but we had to & we did. I think about my time there a lot. To sum it all up, I would go back in heartbeat.
P.S. I’m sorry if my story was long. I guess I was too excited to share the fun I had. Anyways, join my Filipino club on Duolingo using my code: WSTWU8
I would love Duolingo to offer Tagalog. After all, it offers Klingon and High Valeryian. Why not offer a non-fictive language that is spoken by about 100 million people?
Okay, my reasons: my wife is Canadian-Filipino, and we have a baby daughter. My wife is teaching her Tagalog, and her family speak Tagalog a lot when we visit them. I would like to be able to keep up. I'm also the kind of learner who likes to get a solid base before jumping into language as a social thing, and apps are perfect for that.
Hopefully Duolingo will offer Tagalog sooner rather than later.
OPEN TAGALOG ALREADYYY!!!! CAN'T YOU SEE I'M GONNA GET MARRIED THERE WITH A FILIPINA????
I'm half-filipino from Mexico and I would really like to learn tagalog but it's hard because there aren't many free good resources online. Does anyone know how can I learn tagalog for real? All I've found are just phrases and other stuff that doesn't explain you the grammar. My family hangs out with Filipinos in the USA often and I've been to the Philippines a few times, not knowing Tagalog makes me feel like I'm missing out a lot! I also often get asked if I speak Tagalog, which I don't :(
I want this course. I've been waiting for it for years! I know a little Tagalog but I want to learn more.
I'd love to learn Tagalog since one of my parents is Filipino and it would be nice to talk to them in their language.
I'm half Filipino and half Italian. The Italian half of my family has always celebrated and taught the culture and heritage but the Filipino side of my family has thrown it away. I'm always looking for ways to get in touch with that part of me and I think that learning to speak the language is a great way to start!
I would love to learn Tagalog because i am half filipino would love ot be able to speak it. I hope its added here one day
Yes! Please share\contribute to a tagalog course on here! I've been trying to find a good place to learn for quite some time now and hwve come up unsuccessful :( I'm from the states but I want to go with my family to visit the rst of my family in the Philippines but I really don't want to look idiotic in front of them...
i do because my step mom is from davao city, Philippines and i would love to be able to speak to her friends in tagalog or visayan
Just a mere question when it comes to the topic of the Filipino language being put on Duolingo. If it is to be on Duolingo, would it be taught as "Tagalog" or "Taglish", because if I remember the facts correctly, Taglish is a more common version of the language.
Im from NC, USA and I really want to learn Filipino for my boyfriend, because he is Filipino. I also would like to learn another language, and Filipino seems like it'd be fairly easy to learn
I love Duolingo. It's so well structured and makes learning a new language so much fun. I was able to learn Norwegian in no time and besides a few other languages, I really, really want to learn Tagalog. I am half German, half Filipino and I'm almost 30 now and was never able to learn the language. I'm already trying to learn it via other language apps and bits and pieces of grammar rules I picked up from the internet – but it doesn't compare to the way Duolingo is able to teach it. Pleeeeeease Duolingo, make this a course! Maraming salamat po!
Oo! duolingo ay kahanga-hanga but yes please make Tagalog available! Nagsasalita ng isang maliit na Taglog. I sent message to Duolingo, but no response. Ako ay mula sa America pero nanirahan ako sa Pilipinas sa loob ng 8 buwan. I need to learn more Tagalog
I would love to take a Tagalog course. Does anyone know the status of Tagalog for english speakers in the incubator? I'm not able to find it. Thanks!
I taught myself some (very) basic Tagalog for when I visit Philippines on business. I would like a course here to help me improve while I am between trips.
(I actually speak better Cebuano because I spend much time in the region, but I would like to add Tagalog as well)
I am surprised there is no Tagalog yet on Duolingo. I meet many Filipinos in my job and I would like to learn it.
Hey there! I'm from France and I would love to learn more Filipino. It would be awesome if we could have it on Duolingo! I've been waiting for this for years hehe. Hindi ako Pilipino, French ako, pero nakakaindinti ako ng kaunting Tagalog. I have a very good friend in the Philippines and I really love how the language sounds. it's such a beautiful and unique language :)
Hello, I’m from the Cayman Islands and there’s a large population of Filipinos here. I want to learn the language to make friends and because I think it’s cool.
I'm from Hong Kong, and growing up, I had a Filipino helper watching over me and my sister. It's quite common in HK to have helpers from the Philippines (and Indonesia), and I was subconsciously exposed to Filipino culture, habits, food etc. I've also been to the Philippines on multiple family vacations, and it was only in recent years that I discovered just how much I love the Philippines. The people, the places... Everyone always has a positive happy attitude and are welcoming to others. All the locals I've talked to, they're just so willing to share and have a laugh with you. What a beautiful country with beautiful people. It makes me think; why am I so desperate to chase after European languages, when there's a country I can actually go to, and put my linguistic skills to use?
I'm disappointed that there's still no Tagalog, after 4 years?! I really do hope Tagalog will be a course that's available soon.
Hello! I'm from the USA and have been married for the past 15 years to a native born in Bacolod. I constantly work with people from Manilla as well and really want to take the effort to learn the language. Every time I try with some of the other language platforms my wife laughs at me because I don't pronounce things correctly (which is fine, I laugh at her when she doesn't pronounce english so we're even!)
I would love to see this language in the incubator and while I can't contribute (because I know maybe 5 phrases total including Ano which my mother in law loves to give me crap for) I want to see this happen!
What can I do to make this a reality?
I'm a Half-Filipina too but I live in America so I don't know how to speak Tagalog! I'd love to learn though which is why I really hope they add a Tagalog course soon!
I am going to be hyped 4 Tagalog , i've been working on my german,Spanish& Portugese mostly , but i really want tagalog
Hello! I would like to learn Tagalog. I'm was born in America but I am half Filipino. A lot of my family speak Tagalog and I am supposed to go to the Philippines soon. I would like to be able to speak the language before I go to the Philippines and so I can understand more of my Family members because some of them can't speak english.
I am from the US. My mom's side of the family speaks tagalog, and I would like to communicate with them.
Yes! I hope they add Tagalog soon. Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Incubator.
i want to learn Tagalog so I can communicate better with my family in the philippines!
I wonder if Duolingo will ever allow people to contribute, seeing as this was posted FOUR YEARS ago. Nonetheless, voted. Not sure if I have any hope, though. Whatever.
I'm from the United States and I'd like to learn Tagalog because it's a commonly spoken language in the United States (it's the 3 most spoken language in California, 5th most spoken in the U.S. and has over one and a half million native speakers in the United States alone). It's pretty insane that it's still not on Duolingo.
I would like to learn Tagalog! My fiancé’s mom’s and her side of the family are all Filipino and I would like to be able to communicate better with them!
Does anyone know the status of this course/incubator? I haven’t been able to find anything. :(
I'm Half Filipino, and my whole maternal family speak tagalog and I don't know a word of it. Would love to get in touch with my roots.
Please, oh please duolingo, please offer Tagalog! It's my #1 choice for a language to learn. My sister-in-law is Filipina & it would be great to be able to converse with her & friends in their native language!
I'm half Filipino and moved to the Philippines less than a year ago. Most learning materials for Tagalog aren't very good because they don't represent how most Filipinos actually speak the language. I hope DuoLingo makes this happen ASAP! So I've given this thread all my Lingots from learning Japanese lol.
yes please. I have a Filipina wife who needs to learn herself but I want to learn some things to help our kids learn the language.
PLEASE create a Filipino/Tagalog course. I'm married to a half Filipina and we want to teach our son. Problem is I know nothing.
My mum is Filipina and I was born in Australia. She was worried that if she raised me bilingual it'd mess up my language development and give me an accent, so I only learned English. We both regret that strongly. I'd love to learn Tagalog and get closer to my roots. Please Duolingo, adding Tagalog would be amazing!
Yes, I am from America. My friend and her mom and brother are Filippino They speak English but it would be cool to learn their language as well, and speak to them in it. :)
I'm from Australia, and i would love to learn Tagalog because i have a girlfriend in the Philippines and i would love to speak to her in her native tongue so she does not have to stress about English all the time it would be so much better for us thanks here is my email email@example.com
Please. I want Tagalog so badly. I know heaps of Filipinos, and being able to communicate in Tagalog would be amazing.
Yes, absolutely. My wife is from the Philippines and I would love to learn this language. I love using Duolingo and this would be a great addition to its languages.
I’m using a free app JWlanguage in the meantime. the advantage that Duolingo has is the pronunciation software which is what I’m looking forward to and this app has pictures and grammar breakdown. Come on Duolingo I’m root for you.
I'd definitely love to see a course for Tagalog. I am half Filipina and would love to be able to converse with my mom a little more fluently :D I am originally from the island of Saipan but am now living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I see it's in the incubation stage (https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/tl/status) and has a scheduled completion date of 12/24/18, but there are only two contributors! Someone apply to help these guys! I would if I knew it a little better lol.
Unfortunately, this is an "English for Tagalog Speakers" course. I hope to see a "Tagalog for English Speakers" course in the Duolingo Incubator someday!
Aw man! I can't believe I didn't realize it when I saw it. I must've just been too excited to see SOMETHING in the works lol. You and me both!
Yes, I would love to see Tagalog for English speakers added to DuoLingo. I know they're already working on English for Tagalog, but it seems to be taking forever. I've had several Filipino friends and loved ones over the years and would enjoy being able to speak with them in Tagalog (and maybe Cebuano?). Maraming salamat!
I have a filipono friend and hes speaks tagalog, i think it would be fun to learn his language to speak with him
I'm dying to learn Tagalog, my family is Filipino and I never was taught how to speak it! I'd love to impress my grandma someday!
Yes. I was born there, but moved after year not knowing how to speak the language. I would love to learn my home language. My mom speak it so she tells me things in Tagalog and I know very little basics but I would love to be fluent in Tagalog.
I would love to learn Tagalog so I understand what the people in your version of The Voice are saying (I watched the whole The Voice Teens PH and the teens there were awesome)
Pilipino ako! I’d like to learn more of my language since I talk to my relatives in Tagalog and sometimes I CANT understand some of the vocabulary...
I'm Filipino, but my mom never taught me or my siblings Tagalog. I'd really love to learn so I can talk with my cousins and extended family. It's hard to find Tagalog learning resources, so having a Duolingo course would at least be a great place to start!
I know right. The story is so true and related to mine. I wanted to talk to my cousins and Mom too.
Yes! Definitely. Some people are complaining about why Tagalog isn't in duolingo. I'm also upset. I wish they added tagalog since I have to find another app that doesn't force me to pay money.
I vote Tagalog, I have many Filipino people that I am friends with and want to learn their language
Here's a direct link if you're interested in contributing.
Tagalog for English Speakers https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/tl/en/status
English for Tagalog Speakers https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/en/tl/status
My mother is native to the Philippines and Tagalog is her first language. I want to be able to connect with her in this language (and understand the programs she watches).
I'm positive after the completion of English for Tagalog speakers, they will add Tagalog in the incubator. There's no reason why they shouldn't. :)
Or it might give them an excuse to not make a reverse tree. The Japanese course is out, but for years they encouraged people to just try the English for Japanese speakers course first while they wait. So, it's possible, but it won't be anytime soon unfortunately probably. Unless a miracle happens! Lol
HI Diana, my name is Justin and I am very interested in learning the language because my girlfriend is from Cebu and I am adamant about learning the language and I know Duolingo just works wonderfully and would help toms.
Hi Justin, I just wanted to say that in Cebu, they actually speak another language known as Cebuano (commonly referred to as Bisaya by the speakers). There is another forum discussion page for Cebuano as well, so if you want to upvote and comment on that one too, that'd be great! I personally was born in Cebu, so both Tagalog and Cebuano are close to my heart. :))
Hi there I am Vietnamese and I have many facebook swiftie-friends who are from the Philippines and I want to learn their language, It has been 5 years and I hope this course will be in the incubator soon.
I would love to learn but I can't find any good websites that teach it and was kind of disappointed when duolingo didn't have it
Pleeasee make this happen! I'm half Filipino and would love to learn Tagalog!!
Very surprised that Tagalog is not already taught on here (or at least in the incubator). I told someone who wants their kids to practice all about Duo—Unfortunately (after learning on here so long I figured Tagalog was on here) this language is not yet offered.
Does anyone know if it’s even being considered?
I'll add into the chorus of people wanting this course. My niece's husband is from Lucena, and their son is being raised bilingual. Their daughter (born last month!) will be too. I would start that course the day is releases without hesitation. Hopefully it will be on the way soon!
I have a very special Filipina in my life, and I've grown to like the language from hearing her speak and from videos she's sent me that had people speaking the language. We even watched a (pretty terrible) filipino horror movie, Eerie, and I REALLY started to like the language once I heard it spoken at movie length. I could definitely tell that it was it's own unique Southeast Asian language that also had some Spanish influences in it. I honestly wouldn't know how to describe it, but it sounds cool.
So far my friend has taught me a few words and phrases like Kamusta ka, mabuti ako, or mabuti naman ako if I'm really doing well haha. But it's hard to learn only a few words and phrases at a time without a strong learning structure. I'm trying to relearn German, as well as start from scratch with Irish, Arabic, and Portuguese. Adding another language to that may not be smart, but it would make me so happy to be able to hold a conversation in her mother tongue with her. That would be so cool!
I eagerly await them to see the demand and add it to the incubator. :)
Just chiming in - I also love the idea of adding Tagalog to DuoLingo!! Is there an ETA on it? I just checked the incubator and see English for Tagalog speakers is in the works, but was disappointed to see there is not yet an incubator for Tagalog for English speakers. Really hope they start this soon, I'm eagerly awaiting it :)
I want to learn filipino/tagalog bc i'm filipino and guamanian and want to know how to speak it
Yes! I am from the United States (California), and I have had multiple really good friends throughout my life who have been Filipino! Every Filipino I meet is so friendly, just the other day I was at a division council meeting for a club I am in called Key Club, and I went up to one of my Filipino friends from another school and said something in Tagalog from a dictionary I had, and he was very excited, he even taught me the words kuya and ate and introduced me to several other Filipinos who were just as excited. My girlfriend is from the Philippines, and has been helping me to learn some of the basics, her mom is a little bit cautious about her dating me because I am white though, but I hope to impress her by speaking at least some Tagalog.
Good luck on your guys' relationship! I really wish our language can be known throughout the world
I'm glad you do! :) And if you want to impress your girlfriend's mom, make sure to always greet her with "magandang umaga (good morning)" "magandang tanghali (good afternoon)" and "magandang gabi (good evening)" every time you see her. It will surely brighten up her day. :)
And to add to dianagalang's advice, try not to fail adding "po" at the end of those greeting phrases! :)
Diana, remember that "Magandang tanghali" is a greeting used only at noontime (around 11:00 - 12:00 Nn)" :D? "Magandang hapon" is really used between around 1:00 pm - before 6:00 PM ;).
I'd like to learn Tagalog for English speakers. It's been 2 years since this thread started and no incubator? Bakit?
Hindi ko gets, question3... I thought there'd be more people interested (at Duolingo). there's even polish with only 120.000 learners right now. I think this should be achievable for Tagalog as well?! Hope springs eternal...
Good question. As far as I know there's several people claiming to be contributing but I've been following this thread for over a year and still nothing in the incubator.
Good question indeed! I also applied to be a contributor a little more than a year ago. I don't think it's the number of contributors Duolingo is waiting for to reach, but rather (maybe?), they're waiting for a certain number of folks who want to learn it. But how does Duolingo know when there's enough to start the course? Through these forums? I wonder. I'm getting frustrated waiting :(.
Thelma Cleto-Salumbides will soon release Book 3 of Saltang Pinoy. These are a excellent books for learning Tagalog.
I was born in Cebu, Philippines but left when I was six (to America) with little knowledge of Cebuano, let alone Tagalog. I would highly love it if either one could be on Duolingo. Duolingo is probably my favorite app to learn languages on and if I could at least learn The National Language of The Philippines and get more in touch with the culture, that would be amazing. I know Cebuano is super difficult to teach with barely anyone understanding grammar rules so it's mostly best to learn that one through immersion. But I almost feel like I can speak with Filipinos mostly because most know Tagalog despite where they came from. I know this isn't always the case, but my mom says that's usually what she resorts to with others. It would be amazing to speak this with my family and a few other Filipino-American friends that I have mutually participated in. PLEASE TRY AND GET THIS APPROVED AND INTO THE INCUBATOR. SALAMAT (PO)!
I was born in the Philippines but I live in the USA. I'd love to learn my native language because I was brought to the states before I could learn Tagalog.
ya i want to lean more tagalog and cool you came from the phillipens i am half philipeno but i never went to the phillipens is it awsome
ive lived in australia my whole life and although i am half filipino and in my 17 years of existence i have never bothered to learn the language nor has my dad taught me. It would be nice if it was added as its really awkward when hanging around family friends who speak the language but im such a pleb and cant interact with them
yes i would like to learn Filipino because my parents are from there and i want to be able to talk to them and be able to understand them. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHEN DUOLINGO IS GONNA ADD FILIPINO COURSE SO I CAN LEARN FILIPINO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Memrise has some good Tagalog courses. Try using them to get started while waiting for the Duolingo course
I would love to see a Tagalog course! I'm from Vegas, so I probably wouldn't use it much, but my mother, my aunts (some of my cousins might know some too), and my lolo all know Tagalog and I would love to learn it for them. My mom doesn't have enough time with work and picking kids up from school, and I rarely see my lolo or aunts, so it would be great to be able to learn it. :)
I'm in Vegas as well. My friend's girlfriend speaks it. It's the third most common language in Nevada I believe.
Yes I would love to learn Tagalog! I'm half Filipino and it's sad to say, I don't know the language.
American born Filipino here. My wife tries to teach me and Rosetta Stone doesn't understand me when I speak. I'm hoping Tagalog for English speakers on here comes to life soon, but seeing that this post is 3 years old... we might be getting close to this? I mean... I'd hope so.
yes i want to learn Tagalog because I'm half Filipino and come from manila. I am from cali though and never got the chance to learn.
I really want to learn! Plz every one who knows tagalog try to get it on duolingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I live in Oregon (US) and I have family from the Philippines. I would love to talk to them in their native language.
I'm from the US, and I'd love to learn Tagalog! My mom's side is from the Philippines and I wish I could talk to my grandparents in Tagalog. I've tried other language learning websites but honestly nothing compares to duolingo, so it'd be great if it was on here!
I do. My lola talks in tagalog and I have no idea what shes saying and she has to communicate to the rest of our family for me.
Yes I do because my girlfriend is filpino and I want to learn here lauguage
I would, I work with several women that are native to the Philippines, and would like if we could communicate smoother.
I do I do!!! my girlfriend is from there and i don't speak a word of Tagalog (maybe only Mahal Kita) and i'm gonna marry her and i need to learn, and... yeah....
I would love to see a Tagalog course on here. I have been using memrise to learn it but it is not as good a platform as duolingo.
Yessss, that's exactly what i was looking for in the fist place; my beautiful girlfriend lives in Caramoan, Filipinas and it's urgent for me to learn it!!! so please open that course!!!!
My dad is Filipino, but I was born in the United States. My grandparents speak Tagalog a lot and I would love to speak with them. I have a lot of family in the Philippines. I am trying to learn in with an app I started using, but I love Duolingo with other languages I've been learning. So, that would be great to use it to learn Tagalog!
Very much so! I'm an American writer getting ready to move to either Manila Metro or Baguio (still deciding--although my friends in QC are already scouting places for me there) in a couple of months, and although I know I will never pass for a local, and that I could get by with English, I want to at integrate as much as possible.
I am from the USA, Florida to be more specific. All of my best friends are Filipino and so I participate it many Filipino events and go to a lot of parties. I also do volunteer work for a local Filipino organization that sends scholarships to Filipino students from all over the world and I have always been interested in learning Tagalog. I have picked up some words here or there but I would love to actually learn the language.
yes! i dont want to have to go to 2 diff sites to learn all the languages I want.
I am half Filipino but I don't really know a lot of it though. Can you please put Tagalog in the language learn please. Paalam po!
My dad is from the Philippines and so I would love to learn to speak Tagalog for when we go and visit the family from there. It would also allow me to speak to my grandmother and cousins more easily if it's through Tagalog!
I have an aunt that only speaks Tagalog so and plus I plan on visiting the Philippines next year so yeah this would be very help fully
Guys! Kung sino man sa inyong lahat ang marunong magtagalog at English pwede ko po ba kayong i-invite bilang language contributor sa "Incubator" ng Duolingo kasi po kanina lang pong exact 11 PM nag submit na po ako ng request dito sa site na mag-create ng language course na "Tagalog for English Speakers". Para na rin po makatulong sa ating ekonomiya kasi di naman po lahat ng nagbibigay sa atin ng Job sa Pilipinas ay marunong magsalita ng English kaya ang hirap makipag transakyon sa kanila. Salamat Po.
I am from the United States but have also lived in Spain and Australia. I would absolutely love to learn Tagalog. One of my best friends is half Filipino/a, and it would be so much fun to practice Tagalog with her. I have also heard that Tagalog has some similarities to Spanish, and it would be interesting to see how much similarity.
I am from the United States but have lived in Australia and Spain. I would love to learn Tagalog! One of my best friends is half Filipino, and it would be so much fun to practice Tagalog with him. I have also heard that Tagalog has some similarities to Spanish, and it would be really interesting to explore this!
I would love to learn Tagalog! I'm half-Filipina, born and raised in San Diego. Although my dad speaks Tagalog and I took two college courses on the language years ago, I am by no means fluent nor have I had the chance to speak with natives. Language really is a "use it or lose it" kind of skill and, in my experience, my knowledge of the Tagalog language was lost very quickly after my college classes simply because I rarely had the time to find anyone to speak it with (yes, I had my dad but I couldn't visit him often). It would make me so happy if Duolingo would teach Tagalog because relearning the language would make me feel closer to my family and make me appreciate my background even more. Fingers crossed!
Mabuti! It's been so long since I've practiced that I had to look up a response to that. :( I really hope Duolingo can add Tagalog as one of their languages soon!
I hope so too. Maybe the next time you see your dad, you can ask him kumusta. :)
My aunt is Filipino, and I want to learn Tagalog because she will be teaching my little cousin Tagalog soon as well. Duolingo has been so helpful with teaching me others languages. It would be amazing if they had a Tagalog course.
I'm not interested in learning it myself, but I have a friend who was really disappointed that Duolingo didn't have it. So, I want it on her behalf (if that counts).
IT IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN!!!! FORGET IT!!!!!... I have waited for years, So many people are interested, NOTHING. ..WALA, WALA....!!
I was born in the Philippines and moved to the US when I was a child. My biggest regret is not maintaining my knowledge of Tagalog (and Kapampangan) as I grew older. I'm more fluent in Spanish now, and I would love to re-learn our language and perhaps go back to the PI and visit someday.
I am filipino, but have lived in the states my whole life after my family moved here before I was born. My parents never practiced the language with me while I was young so I never got to learn it :(. I would love if a Duolingo course was set up, because I always wanted to learn the language.
Yes please! My wife is a Filipina who grew up here in Australia without her family so can't speak Tagalog anymore and we are desperate to learn so our kids can learn more of their culture. Please please please develop this course!
Oh I'd love to learn! I'm half Filipino on my dad's side, but I still haven't picked up the language. I'd really like to have this here, it would make learning it wayyyyy easier.
Hey, I'm from America. I have always had a love of language, ever since my childhood. I have many friends from across the world and I set a goal to learn their native language (dutch, italian, spanish, tagalog etc.). I have a few friends who speak fluent Tagalog. I've really wanted to speak to my friends in their mother tongue. I think the quote that inspired me was Nelson Mandela's quote, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." I was extremely disappointed to see that duolingo doesn't have tagalog, but it's not a large problem for me yet, as I want to go through each language one by one, so it's not to confusing.
Following this in case there are any updates! I am half Pinay and when I was younger my mom tried her best to teach Tagalog but it was hard, mostly because Tagalog was her 2nd or 3rd language (my mom and most of the rest of her side of the family speak other dialects like Cebuano, Warrai (sp?), Visaya, etc). I would love to be able to learn at least Tagalog especially since I’m not around other Filipinos 24/7. And ever since I first joined Duolingo I have been hoping and praying for a Tagalog course. fingers still crossed
I'm American and I would like to know at least a little Tagalog because I went on a social media site and some people were speaking it (but I had never seen it being spoken) and I mistook it for Japanese. * facepalm * And I ended up insulting a really nice Filipino because of my ignorance (she was kind enough to explain, however) and I would like to not be ignorant anymore. Also, I really love traveling and I want to at least know the basics of different languages. Also, I think it is a great thing to know different languages because it looks really good on job resumes. (yes I am that person).
The English for Tagalog speakers has been stuck for a while now in the incubator. 2 years and counting. Hopefully the course makers will be able to overcome whatever problem they have encountered since without this course the reverse one, Tagalog for English speakers will not yet enter the incubator.
NEWS - If you click 'contribute to course' Tagalog is now an option. This means if people start applying Tagalog may come soon!
I'd like to learn "Tagalog for English Speakers" because I'm interested in this language and culture. I have also trained the filipino martial arts called "Modern Arnis" for 2-3 years (but currently have to pause it due to the lack of time caused by other responsibilities - I plan to take the training up again).
I really wish they would add Tagalog or Ilocano, I’m have white and was raised by my white side so I never got to learn my cultures language. I have absolutely no one to teach me and I think this would be an excellent way for me to learn
Parents born in PI but I was born & raised in US. Would love to learn Tagalog for myself & my kids.
Nakakalungkot na limang taon na muli nang gawin 'tong post na'to subalit hanggang ngayon'y wala pa ring Tagalog. Kahit nga ang English for Tagalog speakers ay kasing bagal ng pagong kung umusad.
Nag-aaral ako ngayon ng Baybayin, iyong luma at makabago. :) Hindi marahil masasama ang Baybayin dito kung magkakaroon ng Tagalog. Sayang. Tagal kasi ipasa sa Kongreso.
Sana sa susunod na taon... tiwala lang tayo. :)
I've been waiting for a year for it to be added. i'm now in a position where I deal with people in manila nearly daily. It also helps to know that all of my inlaws are from the Philipines and it's something I could benefit from immensely. I really wish the native speakers here would make that initiative. It's come to the point where I kind of need it and the other language learning tools suck IMO.
I'd like to learn Tagalog too because I have Filipino friends and would like to visit them in the Philippines someday! I am from Texas, USA.
I absolutely would love to learn Tagalog because my parents are from Philippines and I am raised in America. I want to learn Tagalog to communicate with my families and able to teach my kids someday!
I am an American, but was raised the first four years of my life on Clark AFB near Manilla. We had a Filipina nanny and she taught me several words as a child. I have lost all but two words and would love to regain my ability to read/understand/speak Tagalog.
Yes, absolutely! It's the second most common non-English language here where I live. It's so strange that it's not already on Duolingo when it's such a popular language
I would like to learn this language! I plan to travel to the Philippines soon. And I also will be working off and in there with the business I work for. Most of the people I would be working with speak English. But I want to get out and meet new people and see the world while I’m there and able. Thanks
I would like to learn. I dont know how to vote for it. Anybody can send a link?
To vote, just upvote the original post in this thread. (The up arrow just above the main comment box)
Ah! This is great!! I will make learning Tagalog on Duolingo my priority when it is realeased!
Just here to add some appreciation to this request. Please add Tagalog for English speakers!
I’m not sure that a change.org petition can move this course forward. Duolingo doesn’t have enough Tagalog speakers officially signing up as contributors and committing to developing a Tagalog course for English speakers. I looked into it and it looks like two people started an alpha course over two years ago but nothing’s happened since. What would help is spreading to word about getting folks fluent in Tagalog to commit to writing and recording the course.
I am interested in learning Tagalog. I have a book, but I didn't get very far in it.
I would also would like to learn Tagalog so that I can better communicate with my wife's family and help my wife teach our son Tagalog.
No, not really. I personally don't see myself benefiting from learning Filipino/Tagalog. Don't see myself living in the Philippines, working in the Philippines or even dating a Philippine girl.
-Thanks for the down-vote, sorry that my opinion doesn't agree with yours.
It's probably not the opinion, but rather that you posted in an "agreer" thread where everyone gets together to agree. If I have a differing opinion, I always find it best not to post, as I know what's going to happen. :)
Like puddl3gum said, its not really the opinion. More like a situation where someone is really positive and excited about something, and someone else responds with a big, negative NO. I'm thinking it also has something to do with how you worded yourself, it sounded like a rejection of anything Philipino. And considering the person who started the thread IS Philipino, I imagine that would have hurt to read.
I think the same, that it's how ziggKogg worded his post. I don't think he just came on here to voice his opposing opinion but to emphasize it for some reason I have in mind but which I'd rather just not say it for it won't contribute whatsoever to the discussion topic ;). I would like, though, to applaud dianagalang's graceful and refined way of acknowledging ziggKogg's rather unrefined wordings of his opposing opinion. :)
Just explaining why I do have not any interest in learning Filipino. I mean you can't really have a discussion if everyone has the same opinion, right? Just because my region has a low Filipino population and my interaction with them is non-existent, I should agree with the OP? Of course not!
Well, it's not exactly that kind of discussion is it? And by "that kind of discussion" I mean the type where the OP gives some kind of statement or information, and then people express differing views on what they think about it, often pulling at each others' hairs trying to make one opinion triumph over the others. :P If you want to be logical about it, look at the OP's post again: "I'm from the Philippines and I'm just curious if anybody from other countries wants to learn our language. If you do, I'll be glad to know where you from and why (you want to learn it)." It actually sounds more like a question, doesn't it? A sort of specific one at that. So I'm not sure what you mean by "agree with the OP". He or she isn't making a statement like "Tagalong is super important, everyone should learn it!" :p
But you see that's not even what the original post specified. It was only after I posted my opinion that the "If you do" part was added.
But it doesn't matter to me one bit at this point. I'm no longer going to participate in this "discussion". Cheers.
hello, ziggKogg. Thanks for sharing your opinions with us. You see, we here in the Philippines are very careful when giving criticisms. I am a student focusing on the dynamics of the Filipino Psychology and based on some of my studies, it has always been part of our culture to. be careful whenever we give feedbacks, and that we only would want to produce constructive citicisms most of the time, so whenever anyone produces hurtful words, the reactivity from Filipinos is high, as what Puddleglum said "Filipinos know what will happen". Nevertheless, there is still a gentle way we produce criticisms, and this is known to be the Sandwich method or Kiss-Bite-Kiss method. This is done by making a positive orneutral comment then giving a negative comment, but following it up with another positive comment:
I think Filipino is a complex language, and the Philippines with a complex culture (neutral) yet I personally do not see myself learning the language or living in the Ph, working in the PH, or even dating a Filipina However I think people from other ethnic backgrounds would find the Filipino language and Philippine culture interesting.
See? that sounds better! Filipinos are very gentle whe it comes to beaking bad news and saying criticisms and this may be due to our collectivism and close family ties.
This is totally fine. I am taking no for an answer. As I've said I'm only curious as to what other people think about our language. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)
So you will not be developing a course for Duolingo? That is unfortunate. It sounds like many people are interested.
It is your opinion, and this is a "free" thread.
But bear in mind that sometimes, if not all the time, you have to be less tactless or not at all as you might offend others.
Like your opinion was uncalled for, like it was a hit to the gut or a sucker-punch.
You have to be "more human" than that.
m just saying, and im not asking for any discourse from you.
Just be respectful if you want others to respect you within a certain niche.
live long and prosper.