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15 Things English-Speaking Filipinos Are Tired Of Hearing

The Philippines has two official languages: English and Filipino (Tagalog). It's not always easy being bilingual.

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12. "You're in the Philippines. You must speak Tagalog."


So is this a "no English" zone? FYI, English is one of the official languages of the Philippines so I can speak the language anywhere I go.

13. "Just because you speak English you think you can get away with anything."

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I'm complaining because your service is so bad and I don't speak Tagalog well, and now I'm an asshole?

14. "Remember: ang hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika, masahol pa sa hayop at malansang isda."*

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Look, I love the Filipino language. I really do, but it's difficult to learn Tagalog because of the lack of grammatical rules. I hope you understand. Also, you're the Nth person to remind me of that quote. Ugh!

*Translation: He who knows not to love his own language is worse than a beast and a putrid fish.

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