Spanish influence on Tagalog

GaryA2Kwiziq community member

Spanish influence on Tagalog

I love this article!  I spent over two years in the ROP and I loved the people!  I think an article on how Spanish affected the major indigenous language Tagalog would be fascinating.  For example the Tagalog greeting "Komo staka" is very close to Como esta and the term for very good "may sarap" is from muey sabroso.  (My spelling of Tagalog words are probably wrong.)  I also remember that the word for stop in Tagalog is "parar".  I know that during my time of the ROP I never heard anyone speak in Spanish.  I only wish that I had known some Spanish back then (circa 1977-1980).  It certainly would have helped me to learn more Tagalog phrases.  

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ClaraC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Great post Gary! 

Gracias por compartir :)

AlejandroC1Kwiziq community member

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Spanish influence on Tagalog

I love this article!  I spent over two years in the ROP and I loved the people!  I think an article on how Spanish affected the major indigenous language Tagalog would be fascinating.  For example the Tagalog greeting "Komo staka" is very close to Como esta and the term for very good "may sarap" is from muey sabroso.  (My spelling of Tagalog words are probably wrong.)  I also remember that the word for stop in Tagalog is "parar".  I know that during my time of the ROP I never heard anyone speak in Spanish.  I only wish that I had known some Spanish back then (circa 1977-1980).  It certainly would have helped me to learn more Tagalog phrases.  

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