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Tagalog the Philippines Main Language

The Filipino language or also known as Tagalog has actually a lot of foreign words. Many different people conquered the land, but I'm going to show you some examples of some similar to Spanish language and other languages.

Tagalog: la mesa

Spanish: la mesa
Tagalog: ispagetti

Italian: spaghetti
Tagalog: anak

Malaysian: anak
Tagalog: basketbol

English: basketball

Tagalog: "Mag laro ta-yo nang basketbol."

English: "Let's play basketball."


Tagalog: "Anak ko yan."

English: "That's my child."

Here is just a few I can explain.
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