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Hey I'm considering either getting a Cebuano language tutor or lessons, preferably around Lahug, though I'd consider anywhere on the island. Does anyone have experience with a good tutor or language school they can recommend? I searched past threads, and I'm not interested in online courses at this stage. Thanks...
Easyrider posted a topic in Spoken Languages: English, Cebuano, Etc.Some foreigners visiting or living in the Philippines have been lead to believe that the local languages of Cebuano and Tagalog do not have gender words. This is not true. There are many words in Cebuano and Tagalog which are gender specific. And, like in English there are words which can be either gender. To me, it wouldn't seem practical to have a language that doesn't have words which refer to a male or female. Can you imagine this happening? You heard that your mother just had a baby so you call to ask her about the baby. "Hi mom, how are ? I'm fine. What does your baby have between it's legs?" Remember, there are no words for boy or girl. What kind of language would that be? Well, I knew that couldn't be true so with the assistance of a Filipina, I made a gender words list that foreigners can use when trying to learn the local languages. I also attched a link to the list where you can translate words for yourself. Gender Words Translated.docx