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Author Photo by: mikamorales
Mar 10 2021, 7:55am CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
Question: Does anyone have a recommendation for learning Filipino vocabulary in addition to flash cards? I am just starting to learn so I know very few words right now. I am fluent in English and Spanish but it only helps with words that are similar.
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Author Photo AMBoy Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Mar 10 2021, 10:04am CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
Is there a reason you think the top 2000 most commonly spoken words (top 2000 flash cards) are not enough? Your other option is to start using the "Reader Tool" , click on it and read the instructions.
 
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Mar 10 2021, 1:39pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
@mikamorales
AMBoy has a good suggestion here. Once you've mastered the Top 2k list, you're probably going to want to move on to full immersion...reading news, stories, podcasts, Youtube, etc.
 
And of course, you can use the "paperclip" icon next to any dictionary entry on this website to rapidly create your own custom flash card sets, to study words you feel are important to you!
 
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Author Photo BoraMac Badge: Supporter
Mar 10 2021, 4:07pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
Step 1. A solid top list of 800 or so ROOT words here. Start with about the top 20 or a number you can remember in a day or two.
Step 2. Learn the core meaning as well as the extended meanings. Most ROOT words get extended by analogy. Recognizing and playing along is part of the fun of Tagalog.
Step 3. Use the dictionary here with solid examples and try to understand the examples with the meanings for the affixes MAG- -IN and -UM-.. NOTE WELL...roots tend to have VERB affixes as well as NOUN and ADJECCTIVE affixes, You need to know the root...so you can at least pull the root out of some exotic conjugation and at least have a chance to follow the core meaning. Start with roots...know the core meaning...and likely extensions...and then build related AFFIX groups on a strong root foundation.
Step 4. Just learn the tense/aspect conjugations for past/incomplete, present/continuing, future/contemplated for MAG- -IN and -UM- Its not really that hard and you will be delaying accelerated progress the longer you wait. (I am guilty guilty gilty)
Step 5. Get in the game. Use real conjugated forms in short sentenses...3 - 5 words for starters. Watch Top Pop movies in Amazon and you will be amazed at the power of short sentences.
 
Rinse and repeat from here.
 
For me, don't get stuck in long wod lists. Get in the game. For me, don't get stuck in grammar games trying to boost your confidence to raise your understanding before you begin. Tagalog is highly contextual and nuanced. You must get in the game.
 
Endless word/grammar loops are wasted energy. Winners are not afraid of losings...pero losers are afraid of winning. I hope you win...kita kits sa labas.
 
Tagalog is more fun DINPOH!
 
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Author Photo BoraMac Badge: Supporter
Mar 10 2021, 4:21pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
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Author Photo Giorgio
Mar 21 2021, 8:15am CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
To learn pure vocabulary in addition to flashcards, you can look for videos on YouTube named something like "100 words Tagalog". They will read words to you in English and Tagalog, and you can just listen and repeat them while doing something else that does not require your attention (like doing chores).
 
I found that pure word lists won't make me use the words properly, so I also listen to this channel to hear words being used: youtube.com/channel/ UCd2GYeVAsuDE-qUdxtU Es8A
 
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