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Tag: filipinism

Improving a Pinoy’s “Carabao English”

Despite recent reports that show Filipinos getting ahead in speaking English, there are still thousands who are struggling communicators. The basics considered by a native English speaker surprisingly remain as challenges to an average Pinoy, hence the birth of “carabao English”.

Filipinism Boo-boos Over the Phone

More often than not, in a business setting, Filipinos use English in formal interactions done personally and over the phone. If there are common errors occurring during person-to-person dialogues, there are about the same number of boo-boos when it comes to phone conversations.

Here are the top ten examples of the usual mistakes Filipinos commit whenever they make a call or they’re on the receiving end, and the corresponding proper ways of expressing their statements to the other person:

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