How to read Filipino fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

Filipino is written with Latin alphabet. But it is very different from English.

Learn thematic relations. It is also important in English.

Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Keyboard
  • Writing Training
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You need only a text editor. Change the window size and the font size.

    Or you can use a pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

    filipino 2letters
    filipino 3letters
    filipino 4letters

    Type short words like these images. Repeat form 2 letter word to 4 letter word. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Write a short sentence like this image. This is a training for reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Write other sentences with line breaks.

    You should learn words with pronunciation. Practice writing and speaking alternately.

    Reading Comprehension

    You have to improve your reading comprehension. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    The grammar is different from English. At first, guess the meaning from context. And then, learn the trigger system ,the thematic relation, and grammatical mode.

    Read Tagalog Wikipedia. Increase your vocabulary. Read and watch news.

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences. Write in various genres.

    Keyboard

    The modern Filipino alphabet has the letter of ñ. Use the Spanish or the US International keyboard layout.

    Writing Training

    Writing training will improve your reading skills. Write many sentences.

    Filipino is very different from English. Learn the structure of sentence and the thematic relation.

    Imagine some situations and relationships. Think about their relationships, positions, purposes, motives, etc.

    Make a sentence with an agent and a patient. Compare it with English active and passive voice.

    structure

    Use various images. Write various sentences.

    Grammar

    Learn the grammar with simple sentences.

    Make some Filipino sentences from a English sentence.

    Pronunciation

    syllable

    Learn vowels and consonants with IPA. Combine the alphabet and the phonetic symbol.

    Other Languages

    Filipino has many words from Spanish.

    Learn words with etymology and suffixes.

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