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expat08

Conversational (Casual) Cebuano

 

Deep Old Cebuano

 

Social Media Kind of Cebuano

 

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I'm gonna start with 2 year old learning materials made here. (books, videos, audio). You all think I'm crazy don't ya?

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First of all, you'd better really want to learn the language, otherwise it's just not going to happen. By that I mean planning on investing a lot of time and effort, and work at it every day. Initiall

One of the best ways to learn Cebuano, after you have some basic knowledge of it, anyway, would be to live in a rural part of Cebu, where few people speak English at all. Trust me, if you are patient

Os and Us are pretty interchangeable because Cebuano had no O originally (or C or B or V or Z) and it is a spoken language though there are some efforts to come up with a grammar book so there can be

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You all think I'm crazy don't ya?

 

Not at all. When I first began learning Cebuano. my former wife used poster boards, tape, and markers to write the English and Cebauno meanings of most of the objects in each room. This is how I built my initial vocabulary. Later, she worked with me on sentences.

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Not at all. When I first began learning Cebuano. my former wife used poster boards, tape, and markers to write the English and Cebauno meanings of most of the objects in each room. This is how I built my initial vocabulary. Later, she worked with me on sentences.

 

DLI Presidio Monterey California....Top honors grad top me that. Yet to test it though...I'll give it a shot this month and stick with it. There are other tricks too he mentioned.

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It worked for me. Later, I had a tutor, Sem Villar, who taught me a lot. He lives in the area of Metro Cebu now. I can text some in Cebuano and read, although not fluent. So, there are a lot of words I do not know. But, I can understand most of what a newspaper has in it. Speaking, about the same, but not fluent by a long shot. When my g/f and I are together again, she will continue to speak to me in Cebuano, always forcing me to know it.

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You all think I'm crazy don't ya?

 

Well...yeah...but that has nothing to do with you learning Cebuano (Bisayan). :stick_poke:

 

Learning Bisayan is one of the smartest things you can do if you're going to spend much time here. It isn't an easy language to learn though. Half of the language is in the gestures and facial movements, so texting or talking on the phone can cause misunderstandings even between native speakers.

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It worked for me. Later, I had a tutor, Sem Villar, who taught me a lot. He lives in the area of Metro Cebu now. I can text some in Cebuano and read, although not fluent. So, there are a lot of words I do not know. But, I can understand most of what a newspaper has in it. Speaking, about the same, but not fluent by a long shot. When my g/f and I are together again, she will continue to speak to me in Cebuano, always forcing me to know it.

 

Sem Villar? Is he a private tutor or college professor here?

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Well...yeah...but that has nothing to do with you learning Cebuano (Bisayan). :stick_poke:

 

Learning Bisayan is one of the smartest things you can do if you're going to spend much time here. It isn't an easy language to learn though. Half of the language is in the gestures and facial movements, so texting or talking on the phone can cause misunderstandings even between native speakers.

 

Met Koreans that can speak Cebuano even with the mannerisms

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He's an old friend, and a tutor to many foreigners. He taught the US Consular Agent (Cebu), a number of years ago. I believe he lives in Minglanilla now.

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He's an old friend, and a tutor to many foreigners. He taught the US Consular Agent (Cebu), a number of years ago. I believe he lives in Minglanilla now.

 

I'll try to get in touch and see if he's willing to teach me in some consistent lessons (once a week?)

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Not get off topic but what is the background of the Consular Agent in Cebu? Or his story how he ended up here and how long he's been here? Or what he does in Cebu? I've heard alot of people complain about him. I've had some serious problems come up with him. Did the tutor have issues?

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It worked for me. Later, I had a tutor, Sem Villar, who taught me a lot. He lives in the area of Metro Cebu now. I can text some in Cebuano and read, although not fluent. So, there are a lot of words I do not know. But, I can understand most of what a newspaper has in it. Speaking, about the same, but not fluent by a long shot. When my g/f and I are together again, she will continue to speak to me in Cebuano, always forcing me to know it.

Very nice! That's the way to do it..... myself, am still trying to learn Spanish...
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I"m sure he would work with you on whatever schedule you wanted. It's been a long time since he taught me - 2007. But, I had him come for 1.50 to 2 hours, five days per week. Send me a PM and I will send you his contact information when I get back. I will send him a text to see if I can get his email address too.

 

K. gtg eat. laterz.

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Not get off topic but what is the background of the Consular Agent in Cebu? Or his story how he ended up here and how long he's been here? Or what he does in Cebu? I've heard alot of people complain about him. I've had some serious problems come up with him. Did the tutor have issues?

 

No time to go into that now, but it is a different topic for another thread. Okay. laterz.

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I sure need help with that. I speak 11 languages (spoke 4 before the age of 8) but Cebuano gives me the creeps. The vowels are not discrete (ukay-ukay is pronounced okay-okay, the consonants are slurred, often interchangeable (and not just the Fs and Ps) and the grammar is not discernable. I asked my wife the difference between nimo and ikaw, why do you say "para nimo" and not "para ikaw"? She said, "It sounds better". She has not heard of the objective case of nouns. Asking her about verb declention gets a shrug. I obviously need professional help.

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Headshot can give you some background on John. He's not a bad person, really.

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