Filipino Mistakes

This is a list of mistakes in Filipino. Helpful when trying to learn a new word. Also useful when there is a misunderstanding or confusion.

My French is bad: Hindi mabuti ang Pranses ko
I need to practice my French: kailangan kong magsanay ng Pranses ko
Don't worry!: huwag kang mag-alala
Excuse me? : ekskuse nga ho; sori ho; ipagpaumanhin po ninyo=formal
Sorry: sori ho; dinaramdam ko=formal
No problem!: walang problema
Can you repeat?: puwede bang ulitin mo?
Can you speak slowly?: puwede ka bang magsalita nang dahan-dahan
Write it down please!: pakisulat mo nga
I don't understand!: hindi ko naiintindihan
Did you understand what I said?: naiintindihan mo ba ang sinabi ko?
What is this?: ano ito?
I don't know!: hindi ko alam; ewan ko
What's that called in French?: ano iyan sa Pranses?; anong tawag diyan sa Pranses?
What does that word mean in English?: anong ibig sabihin niyan sa Ingles?
How do you say "OK" in French?: Paano mo sasabihin sa Pranses ang "OK"?
Is that right?: tama ba iyan?
Is that wrong?: mali ba iyan?
What should I say?: anong dapat kong sabihin
What?: ano?

These are some words from the above sentences that you might also need to use by themselves.

Mistake: mali
To speak: magsalita
Slowly: dahan-dahan
Quickly: nang madali

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