Bikol/Where Are You From?

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In this lesson we learn how to express where you live and where you come from. We will also see a few more common phrases for introductions.

Lesson 1: Tagasaen ka? - Where are you from?
Bikol English
Kumusta! Tagasaen ka?
Hello! Where are you from?
Taga-Legazpi ako. Tagasaen ka man?
I'm from Legazpi. And you?
Taga-Hapon ako. Saro akong Hapones. I'm from Japan. I'm Japanese.

Kumusta, means both hello and how are you?, the phrase kumusta ka na means more exclusively how are you?. You recognise the word ka, which stands for ika and means you. The new word na, means now.

Translation Exercise

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  1. Kumusta! Koreano ka?
  2. Taga-Albay ka?
  3. Saro akong Bikolano.
  4. Tagasaen ako? Taga-Manila ako.
  5. Tagasaen ka?

Exercise Answers
  1. Hi! Are you Korean?
  2. Are you from Albay?
  3. I am a Bicolano.
  4. Where am I from? I'm from Manila.
  5. Where are you from?

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