Saying No & Dealing With Solicitation

Saying No & Dealing With Solicitation

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As is typical with most third-world countries, solicitation is commonplace in the Philippines. This may be especially true for foreigners and travelers. Here are the words and phrases that will come in handy in troublesome situations.


hindi
no


wala
none


huwag
don’t

 

Ayaw ko. / Ayoko.
I don’t want.


Hindi ko gusto.
I don’t like.


Hindi ko gusto iyan.
I don’t like that.


Aalis na ako.
I’m leaving.


Wala akong pera.
I have no money.


May girlfriend na ako.
I have a girlfriend already.

May asawa ako.
I have a wife.

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Tagalog On The Spot

Slang Of The Day

Jowa
lover / boyfriend / girlfriend

Example:
Jowa mo ba si Juan?
Is Juan your boyfriend?

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