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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:38

Speaking Cebuano 1st (Phrases)

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Speaking Cebuano 1st Lesson - Phrases

Lets start with common phrases and numbers before we go on the grammar and structure of the language. 


  • Unsa? What? (the best word for anyone)
  • Asa? Where? (for a place or person - present, future)
  • Hain? Where? (for an object- present)
  • Kinsa? Who?
  • Ngano? Why?
  • Kangkinsa? To whom?
  • Giunsa? How?
  • Kanus'a? When? 
  • Pila ka buok? How many?
  • Tagpila? How much?
  • Diay ba? Really?
  • Seryoso? Seriously?
  • Dili ko Ka-sa-bot. I do not understand

 

How to Pronounce*

Cebuano has 16 consonant and 3 vowel sounds, to wit:


/b, k, d, g, h, l, m, n, ng, p, r, s, t, w, y, ?/ and /a, i, u/ respectively.

 

These are articulated as follows:

Eng. Key Ceb. Words Eng. Key Ceb. Words
/b/~ bank ba'ta (child) /ng/~ ring ng'ipon(teeth)
/k/~ carpet k ape' (coffee) /p/~pen papel'(paper)
/d/~ dike d alan (road) /r/~ red relo'(clock)
/g/~ gate g a'tas (milk) /s/~ soap sabon'(soap)
/h/~ hot h ag'dan (stair) /t/~ tap ta-o(person)
/l/~ luck lamas'(spice) /w/~ wash wala (none)
/m/~ man manok'(chicken> /y/~ yen ya'wi(key)
/n/~now nut'buk(notebok) /?/~ ?uh?uh amo'?(monkey)

 

*partially from website

 

 

 

 


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