Over 50 easy lessons and 200 phrases!

Are you frustrated by how difficult it can be to start learning Tagalog?

We’re here to help. Learning Tagalog in a country where “everyone speaks English” can be challenging. Tagalog can be confusing, inaccessible and difficult to practice when all the examples in the book are “The boy has a red shirt”.

The Cheat’s Guide To Tagalog was created to overcome just that. It includes short, specific, actionable examples to get you started and to break through the initial language barrier faced by people visiting the country. It includes real-life phrases of each lesson to get you started. We’ve even thrown in a 30 day money back guarantee if not completely satisfied.

With this e-book, you’ll receive:

50 lessons and over 200 phrases designed to get you speaking immediately

A curriculum and style that teaches immediately actionable content

Content based on real life usage, not hypothetical situations

Each lesson contains an explanation, practice exercises and key phrases

Free, lifetime updates every time we release a new version

A note from author Phil Smithson:

I’ve lived in the Philippines for over 10 years and when I first arrived, I found it especially challenging to learn Tagalog the traditional way. Existing books were focused on classroom learning. The exercises were boring with examples that I had difficulty using in real life. So I began to learn from interacting with people instead, listening to what they said and copying them. Over 10 years, I built up a vast mental library of useful, reusable sentence constructions, common phrases and fun words that I learned would always bring out a smile in the person I was talking to. This book captures many of these key learnings.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn:

Lesson 1: Introducing Yourself You will learn how to introduce yourself by learning how to greet, say your name, place of origin, place of current residency, nationality, age, work, and hobby.

Lesson 2: Taglish Rules! You will learn the actual version of Tagalog used in the majority of Metro Manila and most provinces in the Philippines.

Lesson 3: Pronunciation Guide. You will be able to properly pronounce Tagalog words and phrases.

Lesson 4: Everyday Questions You will be able to ask basic everyday questions like, “How are you?”, “What?”, “When?”, “Which?”, and “Where?”.

Lesson 5: Everday Questions Part 2 You will be able to ask basic everyday questions like, “How?”, “Why?”, “How many?”, “How much?”, and “How much does it cost?”.

Lesson 6: Everday Questions Part 3 You will be able to ask basic everyday questions like, “What was that?”, “Isn’t it?”.

Lesson 7: Going Places and Doing Things. You will be able to express many different ideas about where you want to go and what you want to do.

Lesson 8: Expressing Likes and Wants.You will be able to tell people what you like or want and ask them if they like or want.

Lesson 9: Expressing Dislikes.You will be able to tell people what you don’t like or want and ask them what they don’t like or want.

Lesson 10: Going Places and Doing Things Part 2.  You will be able to inquire about where you want to go and what you want to do.

Lesson 11: Describing People and Things.You will be able to describe the state of things and people using modifiers.

Lesson 12: Describing People and Things Part 2.You will be able to describe the state of pointed things and people using adjectives.

Lesson 13: Very…Slightly.You will be able to express the inequality between described people and things.

Lesson 14: Very…Slightly Part 2.A continuation of the previous lesson where you will be able to express the inequality between described people and things.

Lesson 15: Comparing People and Things.In addition to describing people and things, you will be able to compare the similarities between people and things.

Lesson 16: Ownership of Things.You will be able to express that something is yours.

Lesson 17: Commanding/ Requesting.You will learn the different kinds of Tagalog verbs by commanding/ requesting people.

Lesson 18: Here, There, Everywhere.You will be able to indicate positioning of things around you.

Lesson 19: Expressing NeedsYou will be able to express needs of yourself and other people.

Lesson 20: Expressing Permission.You will learn how to express and ask for permission.

Lesson 21: Expressing Capability.You will learn how to express and ask if something is within your and other people’s capability.

Lesson 22: Expressing Duty.You will learn how to express and ask if something is within your and other people’s duty.

Lesson 23: Having/ Not Having and Asking for Something.You will be able to indicate whether or not you or other people have or do not have something and ask people in restaurants, malls and stores if they do or do not have something.

Lesson 24: Buying Something.You will learn how to buy and bargain things.

Lesson 25: Getting Sick.You will learn what to say and how to inform other people that you are sick.

Lesson 26: Interjections.You will be able to use the different interjections that adds that Tagalog-touch to any statements.

Lesson 27: Making Small Talk Last.You will be able to join simple ideas together.

Lesson 28: Sentences.You will learn the different forms of Tagalog sentences.

Lesson 29: Sentences Part 2.This is the continuation of the previous lesson where you will learn the other ways you can change the form of Tagalog sentences.

Lesson 30: How Universal is Universal?You will be able to use the “universal preposition” of Tagalog to talk about a location, a direction, a specific future, and a benefactor of an action.

Lesson 31: Which? That?You will learn how to further define or describe a person, thing, or place.

Lesson 32: Particles.You will be able to use different particle to add that Tagalog-touch to any statements.

Lesson 33: Take Your Time.You will learn how to fill dead-air when talking in Tagalog.

Lesson 34: Present Tense.You will be able to talk about actions that is going on now or that is generally true anytime.

Lesson 35: Past Tense.You will be able to talk about things you and other people have done in the past tense.

Lesson 36: Future Tense.You will be able to share plans for the future for you and other people.

Lesson 37: Recent Past Tense.You will be able to talk about things you and other people have done in the past tense.

Lesson 38: To be or not to be?You will learn the actual “to be” in Tagalog.

Lesson 39: How’s the Weather?You will be able talk about the weather and climate in Tagalog.

Lesson 40: Don’ts and Don’ts.You will learn the different ways Tagalog denies or invert the meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence.

Lesson 41: Describing Actions.You will be able to describe actions using the same words you already know.

Lesson 42: Having/ Not Having Part 2.You will learn the different uses of having/ not having beyond asking for something.

Lesson 43: Commanding/ Requesting Part 2.You will learn why some Tagalog verbs have multiple types.

Lesson 44: Commanding/ Requesting Part 3.You will learn that how Tagalog sentences can have different focuses.

Lesson 45: Present Tense Part 2.You will be able to talk about actions that is going on now or that is generally true anytime while focusing on the Object of the sentence.

Lesson 46: Past Tense Part 2.You will be able to talk about things you and other people have done in the past tense while focusing on the Object of the sentence.

Lesson 47: Future Tense Part 2.You will be able to share plans for the future for you and other people while focusing on the Object of the sentence.

Lesson 48: Object Focus of Pseudo-Verbs.You will learn how to express your likes, dislikes, needs, permission, capability, and duty while focusing on the Object of the sentence.

Lesson 49: Forming Nouns.You will be able to form complex nouns.

Lesson 50: Forming Nouns Part 2.You will be able to form complex nouns by using Tagalog affixes.

You’ll also get over 200 phrases:

Introductions – How to introduce yourself, say where you’re from, where you work, what you like doing, asking about other people

Instructions – Giving polite instructions to the maid asking questions and saying thank you

Directions – How to give and take complex directions and ask if they are correct

Meetings – Arranging meetings and asking specific questions

Dining – Common restaurant interactions such as asking for food and understanding responses

Fun – Learn some fun phrases that are guaranteed to raise a smile from any Filipino

“Very cool concept. Instead of getting bogged down in the rules and grammar you hit the ground running learning how to do everyday conversational stuff. ” – Mark

At Learn Tagalog Fast, we’re passionate about making Tagalog as easily accessible as possible to as many people as possible. This book is perfect for Tagalog beginners looking for quick, impactful and immediately actionable learning material.

You have our personal guarantee that if you aren’t completely satisfied with the book, you can email phil@learntagalogfast.com and we’ll refund the amount in full immediately.

Buy The Cheat’s Guide To Tagalog now for only $10!

“Such a fun way to learn! Right from the start we learned the words and sentences that we could actually use in everyday conversation.” – Pauline

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