is probably the most useful, general information book I found, after
deciding to learn the language of Cebuano. I used an older version of
this book when I first arrived here from the states, the 2001
edition. It is a very beneficial introductory book, for anyone who
wishes to learn Cebuano.
It is my suggestion, if you are considering
moving here (to Cebu or elsewhere in the Visayas), to at least learn
some of the basic words of Cebuano, in order to communicate with
Filipinos. Believe me, even though the Philippines is considered an
English speaking country, learning some Cebuano can and will make
your life much easier here.
Being able to understand and to speak with
Cebuano's will help you in two ways:
First, it will make it easier for them to
understand a point you are trying to make. Also, if your wife,
girlfriend, or fiancée is a Cebuana (or from elsewhere in the
Visayas and most of Mindanao), she (and her family) will be quite
impressed, upon hearing you speak Cebuano to her. Filipinos simply
smile when a foreigner attempts to communicate with them in their
local language. Of course, they never expect foreigners to approach,
or to reply to them in their native tongue. Talk about a shocker!
Next, it will allow you to understand more of
what they are saying, thus helping eliminate "back-biting" (talking
about you in Cebuano, while you sit there not understanding anything
being said), a fairly common thing to happen in conversations.
This book was written by Cristina S. Canonigo, a
wonderful woman and excellent author. She is a Cebuana by birth, and
splits her time between Cebu and Manila. She has authored more than
100 titles, currently. In fact, at last count she has written 127
books. However, the most popular of her titles is the newest version
of her book, now in eBook format, "Conversational English-Cebuano
Made Easy (eBook)", Revised and Enlarged Edition, Copyright 2004.
I have been granted exclusive distribution and
marketing rights to sell this book in electronic (eBook) format.
This eBook is 210 pages, giving you many new
words, phrases, statements, etc. to learn in the language of
Cebuano. Additionally, there is a self test section, a vocabulary
section, a question and answer section, and examples of
conversations and translations.
The Conversational English-Cebuano Made Easy
(eBook version) is offered at the low price of $16.00 USD.
English-Cebuano Made Easy eBook
By C.S. Canonigo
Now released in
The English-Cebuano Made Easy
eBook is sold at $16.00 USD, and is a PDF file. To order your
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