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June 5, 2009 / owbEe


Learning Filipino has never been easy and fun until three friends (namely Cris, Mickey and Jovitt) decided to come up with their own site and named it KalyeSpeak.

Kalye, originating from the Spanish word calle meaning street, is a Filipino term with the same meaning.

KalyeSpeak aims to teach its visitors, readers and subscribers to learn Filipino as Filipinos speak it.

The site caters to different levels of learners, ranging from Newbie to Elementary Class with some added spice such as culture insights and travel spots in the Philippines.

KalyeSpeak broadcasts their lessons in podcast format along with added pdf notes. You can subscribe to their iTunes account here.

To learn more of KalyeSpeak visit their homepage here.

Thanks to the ingenuity and generosity of those three friends, we can now learn Filipino the easy and fun way.



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  1. kalyespeak / Jun 7 2009 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out! πŸ™‚

    • owbEe / Jun 7 2009 11:50 pm

      No prob! πŸ˜€

  2. Steve / Apr 10 2010 11:46 am

    Hi guys.

    hows things been going lately?
    I was just reading an article about a Lizard. It is located in the Luzon area and called
    Bitatawa.Perhaps you can do one of your Pika Pika editions and talk about this Lizard> It seems fascinating to me, I think many of your listeners would love to know more about this creature.What I read ,said it has 2 Penises (for the male). HMMMMMMMMMMMM Strange indeed. Anyway, I just thought if you knew anything about these creatures, you might fill us in on their origins,an anything else you might think of.

    Any how, thanks for this wonderful learning site. Please keep up the great work. Have a great weekend.

    • owbEe / Apr 17 2010 11:08 pm

      Hi Steve. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

      You can extend your concerns and requests by visiting KalyeSpeak at or through their twitter account at Hope this help. πŸ˜€

  3. μΌ€μ”” / Jun 16 2012 9:28 am

    Wow, that’s a nice blog! I just skimmed through it and I began imagining how foreigners would look/sound like when they actually say those sentences here in the PH! Locals must be really shocked because foreigners are usually expected to speak ‘Barok Tagalog’ or Slang Tagalog. Hehe

    • owbEe / Jun 16 2012 6:28 pm

      I actually have some American co-workers who tried to speak some Tagalog words and they do sound weird. They have this tendency to make the letters all too slang-y making it sound English but actually not. The one thing I like about my co-worker is that she is now used to calling our older co-workers ‘ate’ which is not really in their culture. And she also learned how to say ‘Maligayang Pasko’. Until now she still keeps on saying that. So funny and cute. πŸ™‚

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