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    Learn the Dialect

    by i-s-a Updated Nov 8, 2006

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    Though people here knows how to speak Tagalog, many of them prefer to use their own dialect which is "Ilokano" or even English. It would be helpful to learn some few native words.

    Some Pleasantries:
    Naimbag nga bigat yo, Apo – Good morning
    Naimbag nga malem yo, Apo – Good afternoon
    Naimbag nga rabii yo, Apo – Good evening
    Naimbag nga aldaw – Good day
    Kumusta kayo, Apo? – How are you?

    Pangaasim man – Please
    Dios ti agngina – Thank you
    Umay kayto manen – Come again
    Wen – Yes
    Saan – No
    Apo – Sir/Madame

    Some tricks: ^o^
    Kasano ti mapan diay …? – How to get to …?
    Adayo? – How far?
    Kayat ko ti gumatang ti … - I want to buy a …
    Nagnginan – Expensive
    Awan tawar nan? – No discount?

    ...and the most important!
    Haan ko maawatan! – I cannot understand!

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