I received a call from my uncle, where he said that his daughter gave birth. He speaks fluent Tagalog, while I know bits and pieces (and I can't read nor write)
I spent time trying to discern what happened:
(Uncle calls; I pick up the phone)
Uncle: Martin? (my dad's name)
Uncle: [Speaks in Filipino, along the lines of "My daughter gave birth"]
Me, confused: Oh!
Uncle: Did you understand what I said?...