More than footprints?phrasebooks have been lovingly compiled by readers from around the world to arm you with a few words and phrases for your next destination. From basic vocabulary such as 'Yes', 'No' and 'Thank-you', and simple structures like, 'Where is the..?' and 'How much is this?' to the more advanced, 'Are you sure this is a different temple?' and 'Is that a ghost?!'. Enjoy, or as they say in France, 'Cafe au lait!'
Compiled for More than footprints by Don Sorriano (Philippines)
Pronunciation: It would be impossible to adequately express, in text, the correct pronunciation of the phrases below, so to avoid being misinterpreted by the old woman at the bus stop, break the ice on your next train journey and have a local talk you through the correct pronunciation.
yes - Oo (Informal and pronounced as “O-o”) or Opo (formal) no - Hindi please - please thank-you - salamat hello - hello goodbye - Paalam (but ‘Bye’ is more used) Excuse me (Can you help me?) - Pwede mo ba ako tulungan? Excuse me (Sorry) - sorry Good morning - Magandang Umaga Good afternoon - Magandang Gabi Good evening - Magandang Hapon Good night - goodnight How are you? - I'm fine, thanks - Do you speak English? - Marunong ka ba mag-English? I don't understand - Hindi ko maintindihan What's your name? - My name is... - Ako si... I'm from... - Taga...ako I'm a... (student) - Estudyante ako How do you pronounce this? -
passport - pasaporte visa - visa Where is the...? - train station - istasyon ng tren (‘Ng’ is pronounced as ‘Nang’) bus station - istasyon ng bus bus stop - hintuan ng bus airport - airport taxi stand - taxi stand gas station - gasolinahan Where can I get a ticket? - Saan ako makakakuha ng tiket? Can I have a ticket to...? - Pwede ba ako makakuha ng ticket papunta sa...? one way/return - papunta/pabalik second class - second class Will you tell me where to get off the bus/train? - Paki-sabi mo sa akin kung saan ako bababa? Does this bus go to (the town center)? - Papunta ba itong bus sa city? Which platform? - Anong platform? Which carriage? - Anong sasakyan? Which gate? - Anong gate? Is it on time? - Eksakto ba ang dating? How long will it be delayed? - Gano katagal male-late? car - kotse petrol - gas oil - langis garage - garahe flat tyre - gulong mechanic - mekaniko No, we don't have time to visit... - I'm in a hurry. I'm meeting friends at the hotel and I'm already late. - kikitain ko mga kaibigan ko sa hotel and late nako.
Where is the nearest internet cafe? - Saan yung pinakamalapit na Internet café? Do you have WiFi? - What's the WiFi password? - I want to phone... - Gusto ko tawagan si.. Can I check my email? - Pwede ko ba i-check yung email ko? Can I print something? - Pwede ba akong maki-print? How much does it cost a minute/an hour? - Magkano isang minuto?/oras? What's the code for (the UK)? - Anong code sa UK? The sim-card doesn't work - Hindi gumagana yung SIM card Where can I buy a phone card? - Saan pwedeng bumili ng phone card?
Can I have a single/double room? - Gusto ko ng kwarto para sa isang tao lang? Can I have a dorm bed? - private bath - Sariling Banyo shared bath - Banyong pang-dalawahan How much is it? - Magkano? Is it cheaper if I stay (5) nights? - Mas mura ba kapag mag-stay ako ng 5 gabi? Can I see another room? - Pwede ko ba Makita yung
emergencies & health
Call an ambulance! - Paki-tawagan ang ambulansya! Call the police! - Paki-tawagan ang Pulis! Help! - Tulong! Fire! - Sunog! I feel ill - Masama pakiramdam ko. diarrhea - Pagta-tae vomitting - Nagsusuka I/My friend needs a - Kelangan ko/nya ng… doctor - doktor hospital - ospital chemist - chemist dentist - dentista ophthalmologist/optician - optician condoms - kondom contact lenses - Kontak Lens mosquito repellemt / net - Where is the embassy? - Saan yung embassy?
restaurants & food
Can I have a table for 1 person/two people? - Lamesa para sa isang/dalawang tao Can I order? - Pwede na ko umorder? Can I have..? - Gusto ko ng…? Is this very spicy? - Ma-anghang ba ito? Can I have it less spicy? - Pwedeng paki-bawasan yung anghang? Can I pay? - Magbabayad na ako? Cheers! - Cheers! Can I have another..? - Pwede isa pang...? beer - Beer water - Tubig I'm a vegetarian - Vegetarian ako I don't eat... - Hindi ako kumakain ng… I'm allergic to... - Allergic ako sa…
money, shopping & sightseeing
Can I have a..? - Gusto ko ng… How much is it? - Magkano? Do you take credit cards? - Tumatanggap ba kayo ng credit card? Where can I change money? - Saan ako pwede magpapalit ng pera? What's the exchange rate today? - Anong exchange rate ngayon? Where is the nearest...? - Saan yung pinakamalapit na…? What time does the ...open/close? - Anong oras nagbubukas/nagsasara yung…? post office - post office bank - banko travel agency - travel agency museum - museum mosque/temple/synagogue/church - Moske/Templo/Synagogue/Simbahan shop - tindahan zoo - zoo swimming pool - swimming pool beach - dagat / beach cafe - cafe restaurant - restawran That's too expensive - Sobrang mahal Still too expensive - Mahal pa rin Do you have anything cheaper? - Meron ba silang mas mura?
Does anyone know what happened in the football/cricket/hockey? - Sinong nakakaalam kung anong nangyari sa football/cricket/hockey? Is that a ghost?! - Multo ba yan? It says here in the newspaper that back in (Europe) it's minus five degrees and raining. Hahahahahahaha! - Sabi dito sa dyaryo na negative 5 daw sa Europe tapos umuulan pa! Hahahahahaha!