I have noticed that some foreign tourists spend a longer time in the Philippines than in other Asian countries. When I asked them for the reason, they said that aside from having beautiful beaches here, another thing they love about the Philippines is its people. They said that Filipinos are hospitable and sweet, and that most of us can speak and understand English. So if you’re lost somewhere here, you can ask even the street vendor for directions. However, it feels better to travel around the country while using some Filipino or Tagalog phrases. Philippines has more than 120 dialects and Filipino is our national language. Nonetheless, Bisaya, which is one of the 8 major dialects of the country, is the one being widely used in Visayas and Mindanao. So the following are the common Filipino and Bisaya words and phrases:
These are just some common phrases you can use while exploring our beautiful country. If you want to learn more about our language or other local dialect, feel free to comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than happy to help you.