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Free Cebuano Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Phonemes
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Yourself in Cebuano
  • Lesson 3: More Pronouns
  • Lesson 4: Common Expressions and their expansions
  • Lesson 5: Common Questions and Responses

  • Cebuano Phrases

  • Phrasebook: Meeting People
  • Phrasebook: Asking for Directions
  • Phrasebook: Asking What
  • Phrasebook: Temporal Expressions in Cebuano
  • Phrasebook: Numerals in Cebuano
  • Phrasebook: Spanish Numerals
  • Phrasebook: Adjectives and their Opposites
  • Phrasebook : Common Expressions in Cebuano

  • More Cebuano and Bisaya Lessons

  • Christmas Greetings in Cebuano
  • Love Quotes in Cebuano
  • Common Questions in Cebuano

  • Cebuano Phrases - Meeting People

    by Dr. Jessie Grace U. Rubrico

    Greetings in Cebuano

    Maayong buntag kanimo        

    Good morning to you

    Maayong hapon kaninyong tanan

    Good afternoon to all of  you

    Maayong gabii Nong

    Good evening Sir

    Maayong gabii Nang

    Good evening Ma’am

    Maayong gabii Day

    Good evening Miss

    Maayong gabii Dong

    Good evening Young Man


    Maayong buntag  (u)sab kanimo

    Good morning also  to you

    Maayong hapon  (u)sab kaninyo

    Good afternoon also  to you

    Maayong gabii  (u)sab Sir

    Good evening also  to you, Sir

    What is your name?

    Unsay imong ngalan?

    What’s your  name?

    Unsa may iyang ngalan?        

    What’s his/her  name?

    Unsa may ngalan sa maestra?

    What’s the teacher’s name?

    Unsa man diay imong ngalan?

    By the way, what’s your name?

    Unsa man diay ngalan sa imong amahan?

    By the way, what’s your father’s name?










    Where are you from?

    Taga-asa ka  man?    

    Where are you from?

    Taga-asa man siya?

    Where is she from?    

    Taga-asa si Steve?

    Where is Steve from?

    Taga-asa (man) ang imong asawa?

    Where’s your wife from?

    Taga-asa (man) ang imong bana?

    Where’s your husband from?

    Taga-asa man diay  sila?       

    By the way, where are they from?



    From Manila


    From America

    Where do you live?

    Asa ka man nagpuyo?

    Where do you live?

    Asa nagpuyo ang imong higala?

    Where does your friend live?

    Asa nagpuyo ang imong maestra?

    Where does your teacher live?

    Asa man sila nagpuyo?

    Where do they live?

    Asa man kamo nagpuyo?

    Where do you live?

    Asa nagpuyo si Carla?

    Where does Carla live?

    Asa nagpuyo ang misyonero?

    Where does the missionary live?


    sa Manila

    in Manila

    sa ilang Derek

    with Derek’s  family

    duol sa eskwelahan

    near the school

    sa hotel

    at the hotel

    sa syudad

    in the city

    When are you going to study Cebuano?          

    Kanus-a  ka man magtuon ug Cebuano?

    When are you going to study Cebuano?

    Kanus-a  man magtuon ug Cebuano   ang misyonero?

    When  is the missionary going to study Cebuano?

    Kanus-a  man magtuon ug Cebuano ang Aleman?

    When  is the German going to study Cebuano?




    sa sunod bulan

    next month

    dili ko magtuon ug Cebuano

    i’m not going to study Cebuano


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