Here are Tagalog lessons about boxer Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao KO’d Erik Morales today, and Pinoys are very happy about this. Earlier this morning, there was more than the usual crowd at the 9AM Sunday mass. Perhaps people wanted to settle their religious obligations before the boxing bout began at around 10AM (Manila time). Even the priest said that he had a feeling people were thinking more about Pacquiao than about anything else. Pinoys take boxing seriously, because Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao has turned into a symbol of hope for many Filipinos.

After the boxing match, it’s not surprising to find Pinoys talking about it.

Tagalog Words / Phrases

Ang galing ni Pacquiao, ‘no? – Pacquiao is terrific, right?
Grabe sa lakas ng suntok! – His strong punches were simply too much.
Mukha namang praktisado. – Looks like he practiced a lot.

Si Morales, magaling din. – Morales is skilled also.
Pero mas magaling si Pacquiao. – But Pacquiao is better.

Ang laki ng napanalunan niya. – He won a lot of money.
Ano kaya ang gagawin niya duon? – I wonder what he’ll do with it.

Ang daming pulitikong pumunta, ‘no? – Lots of politicians were there, right?
Haynaku… – Oh, my mom… (Similar to Geez or Oh my God)
Pumapel na naman ang mga pulitiko. – The politicians basked in the limelight again.

Mabuhay si Pacquiao! – Long live Pacquiao!
Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino! – Long live the Filipinos!

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