Looking to learn the Filipino language? If so, you’ve probably come upon two different languages spoken in the Philippines — Filipino and Tagalog. What’s the difference?
Well, not much. In fact, there’s so little difference that many speakers use the terms interchangeably. While, yes, Filipino borrows some letters from other languages, as well as a few sounds and words from other languages, otherwise, Tagalog and Filipino are pretty much the same. You can’t differentiate between the two the way you would other languages like Spanish and English. So, if you’re worried about learning one or the other, don’t be. They’re basically the same thing.
As you begin your Filipino language-learning journey, one resource we can’t recommend highly enough is online podcasts. Podcasts are easily accessible, often free and touch on a variety of subjects and language skills. They’re an excellent complement to any Filipino or Tagalog language-learning course.
Not sure which Filipino or Tagalog podcasts to start with? Check out these seven options. (more…)