Easy-to-read and extensive, this Tagalog dictionary is an essential language learning and translation tool. The Tuttle Concise Tagalog Dictionary gives you the most complete and up-to-date translations from English to Tagalog/Filipino and is the most current dictionary available today. Designed primarily for English speakers, it can also be used by Tagalog speakers who are learning English.
The dictionary is bidirectional with over 20,000 entries covering the everyday vocabulary used in all educational, work-related and tourist situations. For each entry, in addition to giving all useful definitions, information is given on the part of speech, common collocations and the pronunciation of the word. The introduction at the front provides a guide to pronunciation as well as other grammar pointers and explanations. For ease of use, this dictionary is divided into two parts: Tagalog-English and English-Tagalog.
Key highlights of this Tagalog dictionary are:
Over 20,000 entries cover everyday words that are used in educational, work-related and tourist situations.
Extensive information on parts of speech, common collocations, and the pronunciation of each word.
A helpful introduction provides a guide to pronunciation and many other Tagalog grammar pointers and explanations.
Joi Barrios has a Ph.D. in Filipino (Philippine Literature) and is currently teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of several books, among them Tagalog for Beginners and Intermediate Tagalog. Nenita Pambid Domingo is the head of the Filipino Program in the South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures Program at the University of California, Los Angeles and a lecturer in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department there. She has been a Government Exchange Professor at Peking University, teaching all levels of Filipino language, and has taught Filipino language, literature, and culture at University of the Philippines UP (Quezon City and Manila), Loyola Marymount University, California at Long Beach, and the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles.