Essay Writing Tutorial Tagalog-English Dictionary

Writing essays

As a student, you will find that it is essential to master the skill of writing well-reasoned, articulate, and well-presented essays. You will usually need to write essays as part of your coursework and in exams, and you may also be required to submit a dissertation (also called an extended essay or a thesis) in order to achieve a degree or similar qualification. As you progress in your course of study, you will realize that, in addition to being crucial to gaining good grades and therefore a good qualification, successful essay-writing is also vital to successful learning.

Writing an essay can be thought of as a process, and as such you may find it helpful to break down the task of essay-writing into a number of stages. Here you’ll find a suggested approach to follow.

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2mass nounThe Austronesian language of the Tagalogs, with over 17 million speakers. Its vocabulary has been much influenced by Spanish and English, and to some extent by Chinese and Arabic, and it is the basis of a standardized national language of the Philippines (Filipino).

  • ‘I took an exam for Tagalog, the language I learned to speak in the Philippines, and earned 10 credits for passing that exam.’
  • ‘The opera is sung mostly in Japanese, and some parts in English, Tagalog and Spanish, with the Filipino soloists also singing in Japanese.’
  • ‘The libretto is mainly written in English with some parts in Tagalog, Japanese and Spanish.’
  • ‘All 3 nurses were college graduates, had experience translating English into Tagalog, had been raised in the Philippines, and now reside in the United States.’
  • ‘That could be Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, or Tagalog.’
  • ‘Discounting English, he's fluent in French, Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog, a Filipino language.’
  • ‘It's not Canadians’ fault he lapsed into his native Tagalog for a while there at the end.’
  • ‘He learned enough Thai to get by, to add to his fluency in Tagalog (his native tongue), English and Spanish.’
  • ‘Orders to the units would come down in English, but they still needed to be translated into Spanish, Tagalog, or any of the other dialects used by commonwealth troops.’
  • ‘It was a joy to sit amid thirty or so girls and give a devotional talk as two of the housemothers translated my English into Tagalog.’
  • ‘Church services in San Francisco, as in most major urban areas, are offered in many languages, including Tagalog, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Polish, Mandarin, and Cantonese.’
  • ‘In 1937, the government decided to promote the use of Tagalog as the national language.’
  • ‘And since I'm from the Philippines, I speak Tagalog.’
  • ‘Now, my Tagalog isn't strong enough for me to have responded in kind, but I did cast her a withering glance.’
  • ‘Chinese was the mother tongue of just under 25 percent, while Arabic, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil, and Persian together accounted for about 20 percent.’
  • ‘While the common language is Tagalog, almost everyone has a good grasp of English.’
  • ‘She has a good ear for dialogue and represents the sound of Filipino speech well with a judicious use of phrases and words in Tagalog and Spanish.’
  • ‘He speaks in slow English with some Tagalog, although most would prefer Ilocano.’
  • ‘The languages in which we interviewed were Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Korean, Hindi, Spanish, and English.’
  • ‘At the time of Philippine independence, about 25 percent of Filipinos spoke Tagalog, the language of central Luzon.’

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