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Author Photo by: EraLednak Rating: 0
Feb 19 2020, 7:29am CST ~ 1 mo., 18 days ago. 
What are some topics I should learn as a beginner when learning Tagalog?
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Feb 19 2020, 11:03am CST ~ 1 mo., 18 days ago. 
@EraLednak
Where are you now? What have you learned so far? Maybe we can suggest some next steps...
 
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Author Photo EraLednak Rating: 0
Feb 19 2020, 11:16am CST ~ 1 mo., 18 days ago. 
I can construct basic sentences. I can mostly understand the verb tenses and types of verbs and how to tell the time. I just feel somewhat lost on how to really express my thoughts on topics and in conversations.
EraLednak Where are you now? What have you learned so far? Maybe we can suggest some next steps...
 
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Feb 19 2020, 11:19am CST ~ 1 mo., 18 days ago. 
Ah, OK. So you know how to conjugate -um-, mag-, -in, -an, etc. verbs? Roughly how big would you say your vocabulary is (500 words? 3,000 words? 8,000 words?)
After you know how verbs work, know a number of affixes, and have a decent sized vocabulary...I think it's really time to work real-world materials, so you can start getting used to expressing yourself.
 
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Author Photo EraLednak Rating: 0
Feb 19 2020, 11:25am CST ~ 1 mo., 18 days ago. 
Ah, OK. So you know how to conjugate -um-, mag-, -in, -an, etc. verbs? Roughly how big would you say your vocabulary is (500 words? 3,000 words? 8,000 words?) After you know how verbs work, know a number of affixes, and have a decent sized vocabulary...I think it's really time to work real-world materials, so you can start getting used to expressing yourself.
 
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My vocabulary is still kind of limited so I would say 500 words. I really need to look over the other types of verbs such as -in- and -an- and I still as of yet need to finish studying the affixes. Thanks for the advice and will try to update my progress.
 
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Feb 19 2020, 11:30am CST ~ 1 mo., 18 days ago. 
For vocab, I'd work on these, see how many you know already:
www.tagaloglessons.c om/flashcards/top_on e_thousand_words.php
 
You really will need to dig into -in- and -an and ma- verbs before you start feeling comfortable using verbs in Tagalog. Verbs are weird in Tagalog and kind of a big hurdle to overcome for most students...
 
If you have the funds, it might be worth it to get an online teacher you can talk to through Skype. iTalki has teachers for ~ $8/hr. Even just 2-4x a month talking with a live person would probably help a lot, if you can afford it.
 
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Author Photo AkoSiMaganda Rating: 0
Feb 24 2020, 8:03am CST ~ 1 mo., 13 days ago. 
@TLDCAdmin My private tutor teaches on skype for only $5/hr and sometimes longer as she never really concerns about the time but the progress of her students. And because of that dedication, I offered her a fixed $10 for 2 hours lesson, whether we consume or not. She's so patient and will answer everything you ask her with all her best. I'm so lucky to have her.
 
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Feb 24 2020, 10:34pm CST ~ 1 mo., 12 days ago. 
@AkoSiMaganda That’s awesome...$5/hr for a knowledgeable teacher is an amazing deal.
 
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Author Photo AkoSiMaganda Rating: 0
Mar 01 2020, 9:38am CST ~ 1 mo., 7 days ago. 
@TLDCAdmin Indeed. She is just great.
 
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