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If you are really serious to learn the Tagalog language, you may also consider these awesome books and ebooks. They will tremendously improve your Tagalog and make you fluent in no time.

Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the Philippines who want to supplement their learning, This book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Tagalog phrase book or as an English–Tagalog Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Tagalog without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Tagalog again and again when visiting the Philippines and working or interacting with Filipinos.

In this book you will find:

  • Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use.
  • A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions.
  • Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in the Philippines.
  • Extensive information about Chinese grammar and pronunciation.

This book is published by Lonely Planet, the world's #1 phrasebook publisher.

A pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.

In this book you will find:

  • Full-color throughout
  • User-friendly layout organized by travel scenario categories
  • Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues
  • Convenient features include 'Listen For' (key phrases you may hear) and 'Look For' (key phrases you may see on signs)

Covering a range of topics, the lessons center on themes from the family, the home, and the community to food, travel, health, leisure time, festivals and popular culture. There are plenty of exercises, activities and practice drills to help learners acquire and master the language fundamentals, while culture notes explore the diversity, heritage and history of the Philippines. This is a complete language system and no prior knowledge of Tagalog is needed to begin.

It is composed of twenty-four lessons in eight units.

An accompanying audio CD with listening activities to reinforce Tagalog learning is also included with the book.

With a full range of features to help beginners and intermediate learners, Tagalog in a Flash Volume 1 is an excellent learning tool for anyone who wants to master Tagalog (also known as Filipino). Containing 448 flash cards of the most commonly used Tagalog words and phrases, along with sample sentences, handy indexes and a guide to using the cards for most effective learning,

Tagalog in a Flash Volume 1 delivers.

Contains 448 flash cars plus a 16 page index booklet.
Learn 448 main words plus 1,792 related words, phrases and expressions.
Pronunciation and accent marks given for all 448 main words.
Arranged and sequenced in thematic groups and usage frequency.

CultureShock! Philippines is a survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Philippines. Settling into a foreign land is never easy, but with this book you will learn to understand the importance of “amor-propio”, appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country. Find out the importance of family to the Filipinos, how to communicate with the locals and learn the appropriate business etiquette. Packed with a resource guide, glossary, contact numbers, website addresses and useful advice, CultureShock! Philippines is essential for anyone wanting to fit in and enjoy life in the Philippines.
Whether travelling to a foreign country or to your favorite international restaurant, this Nice & Easy guide gives you just enough of the language to get around and be understood. Much of the material in this book was developed for government personnel who are often assigned to a foreign country on a moment's notice and need a quick introduction to the language.
The opening chapters introduce the essentials of Tagalog pronunciation and sentence construction, showing you how to build simple Tagalog sentences. Each subsequent chapter gives a short, easy dialogue that's useful in an everyday situation, along with a new set of sentence patterns and a vocabulary list to help you gradually build up your knowledge and repertoire for activities like making new acquaintances, going shopping, and much more.

Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly island nation, so that you'll soon be able to talk with ease about everything from the weather to your job and home and family. An extensive glossary at the back and a variety of interesting practice activities, with answer keys, help you build your fluency. The audio disc is a great way to learn Tagalog and gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language.

Containing over 180 definitions of almost 150 different conjugations and more than 450 example sentences, this book is the best reference guide for learning the conjugations used by native Filipinos in spoken Tagalog. Nowhere else will you find a more complete reference for learning the meaning and usage of so many conjugations. Use this guide to increase your ability to communicate with rich meaning, and master the Tagalog language.
Essential Tagalog Grammar: A Reference for Learners of Tagalog offers clear, simple and concise explanations and lots of practical everyday examples in a simple well-organized format. This comprehensive and user-friendly grammar also provides accurate definitions and translations, pronunciation marks (all long vowels and glottal stops are indicated throughout the book), extensive cross-referencing and a comprehensive index. Free audio recordings of the examples in the chapter on pronunciation can be downloaded from learningtagalog.com. Essential Tagalog Grammar is recommended for learners of Tagalog who want to understand how the language works and have a quick reference handy, native speakers who want to gain insights into their own language, and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Tagalog grammar.