Bohol Language

The official language of Bohol is Filipino, which is based on Tagalog. However, English is also widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Many people in Bohol also speak Cebuano, which is another major language in the Philippines.

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If you are planning on visiting Bohol, it is a good idea to learn a few basic phrases in Filipino or Cebuano. This will make your trip much easier and more enjoyable. Here are a few basic phrases that you might find useful:

  • Hello: Kumusta ka?
  • Goodbye: Paalam
  • Thank you: Salamat
  • You're welcome: Walang anuman
  • Excuse me: Pakiusap
  • Sorry: Paumanhin
  • Yes: Oo
  • No: Hindi
  • Please: Paki
  • Do you speak English?: Nagsasalita ka ba ng Ingles?
  • I don't speak Filipino: Hindi ako nagsasalita ng Filipino

It is also a good idea to have a phrasebook or dictionary with you when you are in Bohol. This will come in handy if you need to ask for directions or translate something.

Here are some tips for communicating with locals in Bohol:

  • Be patient and understanding. Not everyone in Bohol speaks English fluently, so be patient and understanding if they have difficulty understanding you.
  • Speak slowly and clearly. When you are speaking to someone in Bohol, speak slowly and clearly so that they can understand you.
  • Use gestures. Gestures can be a helpful way to communicate with people who do not speak your language.
  • Be respectful. When you are communicating with locals in Bohol, be respectful of their culture and customs.

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