Eating is an important component of socializing among Filipinos. It is a ritual for all social events to include an eating portion. Business meetings also finish with some refreshments or even a major meal. An event is never complete without any sharing of thoughts over a simple or elaborate meal. Filipinos eat more than five meals a day. In the Visayas, they have a painit consisting of coffee with bread or local delicacy like puto, three meals a day and many in-between meal snacks. Here are some useful vocabularies which you can use for meal times.
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FOOD /MEAL - PAGKAON
Akong paboritong pagkaon ang adobo.
Adobo is my favorite food.
BEVERAGES- MGA ILIMNON
Akong paboritong ilimnon ang iced tea.
My favorite beverage is iced tea.
BREAKFAST - PAMAHAW
Lami ang akong pamahaw.
My breakfast was delicious.
LUNCH - PANIUDTO
Unsay imong gipaniudto?
What was your lunch?
DINNER/SUPPER - PANIHAPON
Asa man ta manihapon?
Where will we go for dinner?
Here are two questions for you, my loyal readers. I hope you will be able to answer them.
A) How does a Cebuano invite someone to join him in his table (at the moment of speaking).
B) If a Filipino invites you to join him at his table, would you immediately accept the invitation? Defend your answer.