Instant Tagalog (Paperback)

How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (Tagalog Phrasebook & Dictionary) (Instant Phrasebook)

By Jan Tristan Gaspi, Sining Maria Rosa L. Marfori

Tuttle Publishing, 9780804839419, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2016

List Price: 6.95*
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It's amazing how 100 keywords and phrases provide instant communication

Do you want to speak simple Tagalog but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting the Philippines for a short time and want a Tagalog phrasebook to help you communicate? If so, this is the book for you--it's the quickest and easiest way to learn the most common Filipino language. Its tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing any essential content.

The idea of Instant Tagalog is simple--learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the authors Jan Gaspi and Sining Marfori have solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Tagalog language. Added features include an easy-to-use pronunciation guide and Tagalog dictionary for quick reference. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do:
  • Meet people.
  • Go shopping.
  • Ask directions.
  • Ride the subway.
  • Order food and drinks.
  • And much more.

About the Author

Jan Tristan Gaspi graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley and had experience as an assistant researcher in writing a Tagalog textbook with a professor. He was previously a consultant and Editor-in-Chief for UC Berkeley publications. Sining Maria Rosa L. Marfori, M.A. from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, is a language instructor for Tagalog, having taught in many institutes in the Philippines for the past decade.