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In Tagalog: Words for Occupation

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For today’s Tagalog/Filipino word lesson, we shall learn the different words for people’s occupation.

 

Dressmakers, tailors, models, singers, and teachers…they fill our days with entertainment, art, inspiration and education. They help develop us into cosmopolitan, refined, well-mannered and educated citizens.

 

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Mananahi – dressmaker, tailor  (general word for a person who sews clothes and garments, from the root word “tahi” which means “to sew”)

a. modista – dressmaker, clothes for women

b. sastre – tailor for men’s clothes / originally a Spanish word

 

Modelo – model

 

Mang-aawit – singer

 

Guro – teacher

 

 

Say it correctly:

Mananahi – mah-na-na-hee (with intonation on the third syllable)

Modista – moh-dees-tah (with intonation on the second syllable)

Sastre – saz-trey (with intonation on the first syllable)

Modelo – moh-de-loh (with intonation on the second syllable)

Mang-aawit – mang-a-a-weet (with intonation on the third syllable)

Guro – gooh-roh (with intonation on the first syllable)

 

Reminder: In Tagalog/Filipino language, vowels are always pronounced in their short form. For example, short “a” like in bat, cat, mat.  Not long “a” like in Kate, rate, hate.

 

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Photo source:
Dressmaker – http://career.iresearchnet.com/career-information/tailor-and-dressmaker-career/

 

 

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