Earlier today I made an attempt to clean up my external hard drive to free up some space for the Time Machine application so I could back up my files.
I came across a two-year old excel file with the a file name “pakitagalog nga” (please translate in Tagalog) and felt an itch to share. It contains a challenge to translate 100 common English words to Filipino. It’s quite educational and at the same time amusing. The amusing part you’ll find out when you decide to download the file and try it out.
The xls file contains two sheets, one for the instructions and the other for the challenge itself. I posted the instructions below for added interest. I scored 84 out of 100 entries which includes Tagalog equivalents of words like building, blackboard, flame, refreshment, society, newspaper, etc. Let me know yours!
Isang mapagpalayang araw sa iyo!
Ang ikalawang kalatagan ay naglalaman ng mga kataga sa Wikang Ingles. Ibigay ang kahulugan ng mga kataga sa Wikang Filipino. Mangyaring sagutan sa nakalaang puwang, sa pamamagitan ng pagpindot sa mga titik sa iyong talapindutan. Pagkakalooban ka ng isang punto sa bawat tamang sagot.
Mabuhay ang Wikang Filipino! Magsimula na.
The instructions closely translates to:
Good day to you!
The second sheet contains English phrases. Please give their meanings and Filipino counterparts. You may place your answer in the dedicated textbox by typing the desired letters through your keyboard. You will be given one point for every correct answer.
Long live the Filipino language! You may begin.
Download the file here –> The English-Tagalog Challenge