Filipino Grammar from a Foreigner's View
First of all, don't call me offensive. "Foreigner" as "non-native Filipino speaker."
I am quite new on Duolingo but I already speak 2 languages. The other one is Filipino. I want to know your point of view as a non-native speaker of Filipino on the grammar or vocabulary (or both!). I think that even for native speakers the grammar is hard so I wish to know your opinions. Correct my English if you want. I'm not a native speaker.
I'm learning with books, memrise, and the help of family (my mother and her side of the family are from Cebu but I'm half American and I grew up in the US).
For me the grammar is challenging because it's quite the opposite of what I'm used to as a native English speaker who mainly studies Spanish. The order of words in sentences and verb conjugations are very different from what I'm used to.
I've just been working through the courses as they appear on the search in Memrise. I'm not so concerned about vocabulary because my mother has always spoken to me in English sentences with Tagalog words and phrases scattered around. I mainly use it because it's an easy way to keep a record that I've been practicing.