Americanisms & Filipinisms

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Americanisms & Filipinisms
“Take your seats…”
“Take out a quarter sheet of paper.”
“Please switch papers.”
“See you later!”
“American English is a set of dialects of the
English language used mostly in the United
States. Approximately two-thirds of the
world's native speakers of English live in the
United States.”
“Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these
things with her from the store: 6 spoons
of fresh snow peas, 5 thick slabs of blue
cheese, and maybe a snack for her
brother Bob. We also need a small plastic
snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She
can scoop these things into 3 red bags,
and we will go meet her Wednesday at
the train station.”
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There are some hairy parts in downtown
where you have to beware of snatchers.
Today, students frequently give lip to their
teachers. They have no respect anymore.
Your ideas about politics are all wet.
After working until 9:00pm, I was beat.
We have received the proposal for the
umpteenth time!
Americanism
Uh-uh
What the
Filipino hears
Yes
What the
American means
No
Please move your chair
Relocate the chair
Transfer seats
Please switch papers
???
Exchange papers
The other day
The day before yesterday
Some day in the past
I’ll meet you at
approximately 8.
I'll pick you up at 8-ish.
I will lift you at …???
What's your major?
Major major???
I was class of 2006
???
Batch 2006
Souvenir
???
Remembrace
What’s your course?
“Uh-uh.”
I’ll be the one.
Green jokes
For awhile.
Bold film
I’ll go ahead.
“Philippine English is the variety of English used
in the Philippines by the media and the vast
majority of educated Filipinos. English is
taught in schools as one of the two official
languages of the country, the other being
Filipino, a standardized version of Tagalog.”
Transliteration
Filipino Origin
American Equivalent
I’ll be the one
Ako na la
I’ll do it
I’ll go ahead
Mauna na ako
See you later
already
na
(omit except for
emphasis)
For awhile
Sandali lang
Just a moment
Go down
lusad
Get off
Fond of…
maki-
Likes to
last
noon/hadto
(omit unless recurring)
viand
sura
entrée/main dish
artist
artista
actor/performer
“International English is the concept of the
English language as a global means of
communication in numerous dialects, and
also the movement towards an international
standard for the language. It is also referred
to as Global English, World English, Common
English, Continental English, or General
English.”
Filipino Usage
American Usage
Based from the evidence, I agree.
Based on the evidence, I agree.
I agree to her opinion.
I agree with her opinion.
I am bound to Manila this Thursday.
I am bound for Manila this Thursday
I studied under Professor Castillo.
I studied with Professor Castillo.
She is excellent in physics and math.
She is excellent in physics and math.
Let’s discuss about the COEd
curriculum.
Let’s discuss the COEd curriculum.
Example:
For example,
Slice bread vs. Sliced bread
Consume
Indigenous
Innovative
Video
Gorilla
Filipino/American International
Brand names
English term
Coke
Kleenex
Soda/Soft Drink
Tissue
Band-Aid
Bandage
Kodak
Picture
Pampers
Diapers
McDonalds
Burger
Levi’s
Jeans
Xerox
Photocopy
Colgate
Toothpaste
Cutex
Nail Polish
Metonymy is a figure of
speech used in rhetoric
in which a thing or
concept is not called by
its own name, but by the
name of something
intimately associated
with that thing or
concept. Example:
"Hollywood" is used as a
metonym (an instance of
metonymy) for American
cinema.

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