Saranggola ni Pepe (translation: Jose’s Kite) is a popular Tagalog folk song in the Philippines. The Filipina singer heard here is Celeste Legazpi.
Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella is the story of a girl who prays to the Spirit of the Forest for guidance to endure her unkind stepmother. This book is in English.
Anong ginagawa mo?
What are you doing?
Anong ginawa mo?
What did you do?
May binisita ka ba?
Did you visit anyone?
May bumisita ba sa bahay ninyo?
Did someone visit your home?
The Tagalog words for ‘child’ are bata and anak.
Ang talino ng bata.
The child is smart.
Matalino ang anak ni Ana.
Ana’s child is smart.
Mahal ko ang anak ko.
I love my child.
There are quite a few variations to the lyrics of this song.
I planted a piece of ginger.
Tumubo ay saging, namunga ng mangga.
It grew as a banana, fruited a mango.
Nang aking pitasin, hinog na papaya.
When I picked it, a ripe papaya.
Bumagsak sa lupa, magandang dalaga.
Fell on the ground, a beautiful lass.