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10 Things English-Speaking Filipinos Need To Stop Saying

Tigilan niyo na. (Stop it.)

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1. "I'm proud that I don't speak Filipino."

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Good on you being monolingual, but it's better to be fluent in more languages.

2. "My call center has an 'English-only policy.'"

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Do you really have to perfect your Midwest accent even out of office?

3. "I only speak in Filipino with my maids."

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How classist... I mean, classy!

4. "Try reading the Filipino version of (Harry Potter/ The Hunger Games/ Twilight/ 50 Shades of Grey) without laughing."

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These books have been translated in multiples languages, yet you and Cosmopolitan Philippines see the Filipino version as a source of jokes? Come on...

5. "Don't get me wrong. I love the Filipino language, but I find it inferior to English."

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Try replacing your language comparison with, say... race.

6. "You can't even translate 'accountant' in Filipino."

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"Accountant" in Filipino is "tagapagtuos," "kontador," or "akawntant." Having a Filipino-English dictionary is very handy.

7. "Really? What about 'autotune?'"

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Autotune. You do know we can borrow foreign words and use it in Filipino, much like using "je ne sais quoi" and "kawaii" in English.

p.s. If you prefer a "more authentic" translation, it's "pampatinis ng boses."

8. "But Filipino is not a business language. How would my foreign clients understand me?"

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Have your foreign clients learn Filipino and it becomes a business language. Problem solved!

9. "It’s difficult to learn Filipino because of lack of grammatical rules."

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Here, I googled it for you. Thank me later.

10. "So you want me to stop speaking in English?"

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No one is stopping you from speaking in English, but you need to change your outlook towards the Filipino language.

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