Say Good Morning in Different languages

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:

leosmith wrote:

Aleksys.P wrote:

la mesa (Spanish) - table (English)

la cuchara (Spanish) - spoon (English)

la = the, so la mesa = the table. That's why it hurts my ears when Tagalog speakers use lamesa as "table" instead of "the table". The other one that gets me is time. For example, in Spanish a las once = at eleven, but in Tagalog alas onse = eleven o'clock.

Yes, I imagine it can be quite grating. How do you say eleven o'clock in Spanish?

Eleven o'clock = once en punto

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Phillip.Laplana wrote:
leosmith wrote:
Aleksys.P wrote:
la mesa (Spanish) - table (English)
la cuchara (Spanish) - spoon (English)

la = the, so la mesa = the table. That's why it hurts my ears when Tagalog speakers use lamesa as "table" instead of "the table". The other one that gets me is time. For example, in Spanish a las once = at eleven, but in Tagalog alas onse = eleven o'clock.

Yes, I imagine it can be quite grating. How do you say eleven o'clock in Spanish?

Eleven o'clock = once en punto


Ah, thanks for that. That totally passed us by, which is a wonder considering that the majority of our loanwords are supposed to come from Castillan Spanish.


Here's another quirk. In the capital city of Manila, Filipinos frequently use adopted Spanish words for numbers when it comes to money amounts!

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Marhay na aga (In our dialect)

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