Foreigners speak 'beki', 'kanto' Filipino in Manila
MANILA, Philippines – “Posible ba kaya pumunta dito ng Pilipinas at matuto ng Tagalog sa loob ng isang taon lamang? (Is it possible to learn Tagalog in just a year?)"
Wil Dasovich, an American who moved to the Philippines, asks the question in the prologue of his Vlog series “The Art of Tagalog.” (WATCH: Foreigners speak PH languages fluently)
He said in a mix of Filipino and English: “I realized that Filipino is a language made up of other languages. Part English, part Spanish, and of course, Tagalog.”
In the videos, Dasovich and his foreign friends enjoy Manila through language, food, culture, and crazy antics.
In one of their videos, will and a friend walk along the streets of Manila speaking “kanto or kalye Tagalog (street Tagalog)” where much of the Tagalog slang originates.
Watch their hilarious kanto Tagalog videos below:
Another form of Tagalog they try is "beki" or gay linggo. For those not exposed to the LGBT community, beki talk sounds like a whole new language.
Watch them attempt to speak beki around Manila here: