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Filipino Language

This is a selection of resources on Filipino language available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

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Instant Tagalog phrasebook & dictionary: How to express over 1,000 different ideas with just 100 key words and phrases!

Busy people will find this a handy resource for learning Tagalog and using it in daily communication. It also includes an easy-to-use pronunciation guide and a simple dictionary for quick reference.

All rights reserved, Hong Kong: Tuttle Publishing, 2016.

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Easy Tagalog: Learn to speak Tagalog quickly!

The book consists of 20 short lessons using basic vocabulary and practical situations that are easy to follow for learning Tagalog.

All rights reserved, Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2014.

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Pimsleur Tagalog Level 1 Lessons 1-5 MP3

This course consists of 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each 30-minute long lesson includes spoken language practice, with an emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension.

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Tagalog crash course

Learn Tagalog in a week by listening to approximately 100 minutes of audio lessons.

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Tagalog for beginners: An introduction to Filipino, the national language of the Philippines

A textbook for foreign speakers of Tagalog, it includes notes on the phonetic features of the national language, its history and the culture of the Philippines.

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Tagalog dictionary

An online dictionary that translates Tagalog words into English and vice versa.

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About world languages – Tagalog

A short article that introduces Tagalog, its status, dialects, structure and writing.

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