This portable, user friendly Tagalog language guide and phrasebook is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Tagalog before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Tagalog language book Essential Tagalog is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of the Philippines and is also designed as a Tagalog phrasebook, making it the most versatile Tagalog language learning tool on the market. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to the Philippines who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Tagalog phrase book or as an English Tagalog Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Tagalog without the need to say a single word. In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A glossary of over 200 terms and expressions. Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in the Philippines. Extensive information about Chinese grammar and pronunciation.