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Learn these Tagalog words and phrases related to the head.

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Full Notes: Episode 46 Show Notes (PDF)

Head – Ulo
my head – ang ulo ko

My head hurts. – Masakit ang ulo ko.
painful – masakit

I’m angry. – Mainit ang ulo ko.
(Literally, my head is hot.)

hot – mainit

I’ve calmed down. – Malamig na ang ulo ko.
(Literally, my head has become cold.)

cold – malamig
cold now – malamig na

to make cold – palamigin

Wait for me to calm down. – Palamigin mo muna ang ulo ko.
in the meantime – muna
(Allow my head to cool down first.)

to fool someone – bilugin ang ulo
(Literally, to make someone’s head round)

is making someone’s head round, or
is fooling someone – binibilog ang ulo niya

his / her – niya
his head / her head – ang ulo niya

You are being fooled. – Binibilog ang ulo mo.
your head – ang ulo mo

He/She is fooling you. – Binibilog niya ang ulo mo.

Do not fool me. – Huwag mong bilugin ang ulo ko.
don’t – huwag
(you) – mong

You are fooling me. – Binibilog mo ang ulo ko.
(are making round – binibilog)

You’re only fooling me. – Binibilog mo lang ang ulo ko.
only – lang

Variation: Binibilog mo lang ang ulo ko, eh.

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Learn these Tagalog words and phrases related basketball.

[Summary] Steve from Australia asks about Tagalog terms related to basketball. According to Wikipedia, basketball was brought to the Philippines by the YMCA of the United States way back in 1900. No wonder there are no Tagalog phrases for the different terms in basketball. What we have instead, is… [continued in the PDF Show Notes...]

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Learn these Tagalog words and phrases related to twins, pairs, or partners…

Twin – Kambal
Your twin – Kambal mo
You are twins. – Magkambal kayo.
They are twins. – Magkambal sila.

Together with you in… or Partnering with you in… or Your partner in…
Kakambal mo sa…

Growth – Paglaki

Growing with you or Your partner in growth
Kakambal mo sa paglaki. (identical growth)

When addressing a group respectfully, change “mo” (singular) to “ninyo” (plural, or singular [respectful form])

Kakambal ninyo sa paglaki.

Shortcut version: n’yo
Kakambal n’yo sa paglaki.

Progress – Pag-unlad
Kakambal n’yo sa pag-unlad.

Kambal Sa Uma – Popular afternoon TV drama.
Uma – joint, or place where two things meet.

Kambal sa uma = Twins at the joint / Twins at the bond

Stars Shaina Magdayao and Melissa Ricks.

For more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kambal_sa_Uma

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