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August 24, 2008 / owbEe

The Basics

It’s my first time posting something like this. I hope I didn’t make any mistake. I incorporated my native language here.
Here it is:

ENGLISH

KOREAN

FILIPINO

Hello.

안녕하세요?

Kumusta?

Good morning.
Good afternoon.
Good evening.

안녕하세요?

Magandang umaga.
Magandang hapon.
Magandang gabi.

Goodbye.

안녕히 가세요.
[to someone leaving]
안녕히 계세요.
[to someone staying]

Paalam.

My name is _____.

제 이름은 _____입니다.

Ang pangalan ko ay _____.

I am _____.

저는 _____입니다.

Ako si _____.

Hello? (Who’s this?)
[on the phone]

여보세요?

Hello? (Sino po sila?)

Thanks.
Thank you.

고마워.
고맙습니다.
감사합니다.

Salamat.
Salamat po.

You’re welcome.

아니요.

Walang anuman.

Kumusta?” literally means “How are you?” The formal way of saying this is “Kumusta po?” It can also be said as “Kumusta na?” and likewise, “Kumusta na po?

Adding ‘po‘ to the phrase is like adding in Korean. But ‘po‘ is not particularly placed at the end of the word. It can sometime be placed in the middle of the sentence. Like in the sentence “Sino po sila?” (Who’s this?).

* ‘Kumusta‘ came from the Spanish phrase ¿cómo está?

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