Kapampangan/Solutions to all exercises

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In this section we will give the solution to the exercises in green.

Pronouncing Kapampangan[edit | edit source]

Kapampangan word Translation Hear it English-like pronunciation IPA
ngéni now About this sound Listen ngEh-nee ['ŋɛni] Starts the same as the middle sound in English singing
yélu ice About this sound Listen yEh-loo ['jɛ:lʊ] The stressed and long vowel is the e, therefore the oo at the end should be short
syam nine About this sound Listen sh-am [ʃam] Same as English shampoo without the poo bit
reni these About this sound Listen rrEh-nee ['rɛ:ni] e is same as English bed. Remember to roll the r.
dyéli jelly About this sound Listen djeh-lee ['dʒɛ:li] Same as English jelly
tsinélas slippers About this sound Listen tsee-nEh-lah-ss or
[tsinɛ:las] or [tʃinɛ:las] Starts the same as English tsar, or chat

Greeting[edit | edit source]

Translate into Kapampangan:

Good afternoon Mayáp a gatpanápun
Hello madam, how are you? (to an elderly woman) Kumustá pu?

Translate into English:

Mayáp a béngi pu Good night, sir
Mayáp a yábak Good morning

Introducing Yourself[edit | edit source]

Write the following conversation in Kapampangan and then read it aloud:

  • Try to indroduce yourself to a person of you age that you meet in a party.

Mayáp a yábak. Áku y <your name>.

  • Express how nice it is to meet them.

Masayá kung akilála ka.

  • Ask them what is their name.

Nánung lagyú' mu?

Introducing Yourself, Part Two[edit | edit source]

Write the following conversation in Kapampangan and then read it aloud:

  • You meet what seems to be an elderly relative of your friend in that same party, but you are not certain: ask them their name.

Mayáp a yábak pu. Nánu pu ing lagyú' yu?

  • They are indeed: indroduce yourself to them, and express how nice it is to meet them.

Áku pu y <your name>. Masayá ku pu ing akilála kayú.

  • Finally, introduce a friend called Lisa to them.

Íni pu y Lisa.