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manuel

Corpus Christi, TX

#1 Feb 12, 2011
why? i thought the knowledge and mastery of Spanish is mandatory in every Spain's former colony. I was surprised when i met a Filipino, who considered herself as Hispanic, and i agree, because i think Hispanic means people of countries formerly ruled by the Spanish Empire, but cmon, you're Hispanic but you cant speak Spanish?
morons united

Seattle, WA

#2 Feb 13, 2011
Asta la hombre!~ hah hashh hahhh!. there you made me speak spaniol. Why? for 300 years no can speaky espaniol? but speaky englisdh for less than 50yrsd americansd. Why? wwhere is the logic? marcellllll ll is speaking spaniol according to him but not the rest. Bwahahahahahah! thats not logical Bwahahahah!
Bakulaw

Australia

#3 Feb 13, 2011
Hindi ako nagsasalita ng Spanish ...
We have trouble to speak Tagalog or English without even trying Spanish.
Have you read the majority of posters here ??
Fabiole

Placentia, CA

#4 Feb 13, 2011
Manny from Corpus Christi,Tx
My Father spoke and wrote Spanish he was born in the Philippines. He was born in an area and an age where Spanish was regularly spoken. The generations after him spoke English. That was the result of the American take over after the Spanish American war.
By the way I lived in Maryland and California. I belonged to a number of Hispanic related organization through invitation. There were a large number of Hispanics from California that could not Spanish, at least fluently. This is because they were third generation native born Americans. That is one of the reason most Filipinos lost the use of Spanish. The American takeover relegated the use of Spanish to a lesser role.
troy

Colton, CA

#5 Feb 13, 2011
manuel wrote:
why? i thought the knowledge and mastery of Spanish is mandatory in every Spain's former colony. I was surprised when i met a Filipino, who considered herself as Hispanic, and i agree, because i think Hispanic means people of countries formerly ruled by the Spanish Empire, but cmon, you're Hispanic but you cant speak Spanish?
i dont think filipino is hispanic at all
jorge

Mexico, Mexico

#6 Feb 13, 2011
morons united wrote:
Asta la hombre!~ hah hashh hahhh!. there you made me speak spaniol. Why? for 300 years no can speaky espaniol? but speaky englisdh for less than 50yrsd americansd. Why? wwhere is the logic? marcellllll ll is speaking spaniol according to him but not the rest. Bwahahahahahah! thats not logical Bwahahahah!
so i guess no hablo Espaņol?
look at your post! i dont think u speak English at all or is it a Filipino-English creole? lol
observent

Ellenboro, NC

#7 Feb 13, 2011
There seems to be many dialogs in the Philippines. This making it harder to remember any language. It seems to be in what part you were brought up, like Vyasen. Of course i even forget how to spell everthing. So how can anyone remember how to speak all of those languages, let alone Spanish. Then there is also a little difference in Spain from Mexican. Just as it is difference in the Philippines. The Muslim language did not help any also. The USA is slowely mixed with Spanish now. Already whenever i buy anything i don't understand the directions. It seems to big bigger on that then English now. So who are to blame for all this when so mixed up? Most of us still have our little pea brain we grew up with.

Since: Jan 11

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#8 Feb 13, 2011
manuel wrote:
why? i thought the knowledge and mastery of Spanish is mandatory in every Spain's former colony. I was surprised when i met a Filipino, who considered herself as Hispanic, and i agree, because i think Hispanic means people of countries formerly ruled by the Spanish Empire, but cmon, you're Hispanic but you cant speak Spanish?
As a matter of fact Filipinos are Hispanic.Here are some reasons on why we don't speak Spanish no more.

1)Americans colonized as and also the Japanese along with their influences has brought changed on Education etc.

2)Spanish language was taught in various school until it has been removed thus the practice and education on Spanish language was then removed too.

3)Only few were privileged enough to study in decent schools during the Spanish era.

4)The American's system of education was far more effective than the Spanish as a result it is our second language

However the We we're colonized for more than 300years as a result Spanish still lingers on our Mother tongue (Filipino Language) for example:La mesa,Basura etc.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#10 Feb 13, 2011
jorge wrote:
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so i guess no hablo Espaņol?
look at your post! i dont think u speak English at all or is it a Filipino-English creole? lol
I won't try to learn the damn thing even if you pay me. Hah hahh hahhh hahhhh! I have my principles.
prockchop

Caloocan, Philippines

#11 Feb 13, 2011
morons united wrote:
<quoted text> I won't try to learn the damn thing even if you pay me. Hah hahh hahhh hahhhh! I have my principles.
So is the rest of the people in this forum. Does that answer the question as to why filipinos can not speak spanish?:P
Historian

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Feb 13, 2011
manuel wrote:
why? i thought the knowledge and mastery of Spanish is mandatory in every Spain's former colony. I was surprised when i met a Filipino, who considered herself as Hispanic, and i agree, because i think Hispanic means people of countries formerly ruled by the Spanish Empire, but cmon, you're Hispanic but you cant speak Spanish?
Hispanic is not actually a race or ethnic group, its a name given to spanish speaking idiots by then President Richard Nixon.

Visit Spain, they do not consider themselves Hispanic. Never have and never will.

The term Hispanic was first adopted by the United States government in the early 1970s, during the administration of Richard Nixon,[22] and has since been used in local and federal employment, mass media, academia, and business market research. It has been used in the U.S. Census since 1980.[23] Because of the popularity of "Latino" in the western portion of the United States, the government adopted this term as well in 1997, and used it in the 2000 census.

There is no common culture coloor and oe traditions for socalled hispanics/latinos.

Labeling all spanish speakers Hispanic/Latino is just as dumb as calling all english speaker or british colonies types Brits
Historian

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Feb 13, 2011
Dimasalang wrote:
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As a matter of fact Filipinos are Hispanic.Here are some reasons on why we don't speak Spanish no more.
1)Americans colonized as and also the Japanese along with their influences has brought changed on Education etc.
2)Spanish language was taught in various school until it has been removed thus the practice and education on Spanish language was then removed too.
3)Only few were privileged enough to study in decent schools during the Spanish era.
4)The American's system of education was far more effective than the Spanish as a result it is our second language
However the We we're colonized for more than 300years as a result Spanish still lingers on our Mother tongue (Filipino Language) for example:La mesa,Basura etc.
You're surely ignorant and/or uneducated. Filipinos are not hispanic. There's no such race and/or ethnicity.

Geez; have some pride, its free !
robert

Canada

#15 Feb 16, 2011
manuel wrote:
why? i thought the knowledge and mastery of Spanish is mandatory in every Spain's former colony. I was surprised when i met a Filipino, who considered herself as Hispanic, and i agree, because i think Hispanic means people of countries formerly ruled by the Spanish Empire, but cmon, you're Hispanic but you cant speak Spanish?
We are not latin!! Spanish language belongs in spain.
Adam

Salem, OR

#16 Feb 18, 2011
Speaking Spanish just makes our friends down south feel more at home in this country.

Since: Nov 10

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#17 Feb 18, 2011
I don't know of any country under the Spanish rule whose people did not speak spanish, be it Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc...

Isn't it ridiculous and even funny that after such a long period of Spanish occupation, yet Filipino people do not know how to speak the language? SO, what is it that Filipinos have gained as a result of the Spanish occupation, except some spanish names. On the other hand, Filipinos speak English as a result of the American occupation. Filipinos sing along American songs and sing American songs as a modus vivendi.

Anything about the Spanish culture? I think not.

Since: Jan 11

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#18 Feb 18, 2011
2bornot wrote:
I don't know of any country under the Spanish rule whose people did not speak spanish, be it Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc...
Isn't it ridiculous and even funny that after such a long period of Spanish occupation, yet Filipino people do not know how to speak the language? SO, what is it that Filipinos have gained as a result of the Spanish occupation, except some spanish names. On the other hand, Filipinos speak English as a result of the American occupation. Filipinos sing along American songs and sing American songs as a modus vivendi.
Anything about the Spanish culture? I think not.
Please read my previous posts and in addition Filipinos learned a lot from Spain setting aside the Physical attributes

1)It could be seen on our culture namely
religion
fiestas
tradition
language
character
beliefs

If you wish to know more I can elaborate and site examples.
Xavier

Spain

#19 Feb 18, 2011
2bornot wrote:
I don't know of any country under the Spanish rule whose people did not speak spanish, be it Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc...
Isn't it ridiculous and even funny that after such a long period of Spanish occupation, yet Filipino people do not know how to speak the language? SO, what is it that Filipinos have gained as a result of the Spanish occupation, except some spanish names. On the other hand, Filipinos speak English as a result of the American occupation. Filipinos sing along American songs and sing American songs as a modus vivendi.
Anything about the Spanish culture? I think not.
It is not ridiculous and it's nothing to laugh about, and actually it is to your benefit that they speak English well.
Spanish, just like other European colonizers..naturally do not teach their conquests the language. One of the benefit to be mixed is you will be privileged enough to go to school and learn the language. That is what happened to Latin America. Many Spaniards and other Europeans migrated there resulting the now mestizo dominated countries..
That is not the case with the Philippines, however..we just did not associate with them much, for us, at that time, the important thing is Gold, Glory and Gospel.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Maple Ridge, Canada

#20 Feb 18, 2011
well they do have Spanish names

and at least Tagalog... has many spanish words/numbers in it...

well I should put that better if you use spanish numbers.. they will understand...

my first time to the Philippines I tried using Spanish but that dint fly
Jacquelita

Bayan, Philippines

#21 Feb 18, 2011
soy una filipina que nacio y se crio en filipinas pero hablo espanol aunque no estoy con fluidez. bueno dejame decirte que por una cosa, no estoy de acuerdo con manuel porque los filipinos no son hispanos. ustedes son asiaticos y aunque su cultura han sido muy influenciados pero por la parte mayor lo compartes con sus paises vecinos como indonesia, malaysia, china y otros. finalmente, la mayoria de los filipinos nunca habian espanol incluso durante la era espanola y solo los mestizos y algunos ricos, educados nativos fueron capaces de hablarlo.
Jacquelita

Bayan, Philippines

#22 Feb 18, 2011
I am a Filipina who was born and raised in the Philippines but I speak Spanish but not fluently. well let me tell you one thing, I do not agree with manuel because Filipinos are not Hispanic. you are Asians and although your culture have been greatly influenced by the spaniards but for the greater part you share it with its neighbors such as Indonesia, Malaysia, China and others. Finally, the majority of Filipinos never spoke spanish even during the era of Spanish and only Spanish mestizos, and a few wealthy, educated natives were able to speak it.

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