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Feb 03 2021, 10:13am CST ~ 1 mo., 2 days ago. 
Ano yun?
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I once knew a lady who had a shop near Cavite City, and I remember vaguely from when I used to speak to her on cam that when customers came in, either she or the customer would say, "Ano yun?"
Does it simply mean "What is that?" or is there a more idiomatic meaning like "Can I help you?"
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Simon
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Author Photo Taniora
Feb 04 2021, 2:40am CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
Ano yun? Simply means what's that
 
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Feb 04 2021, 6:07pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
While ano 'yun literally means what's that, yeah I understand your question because it does seem like it's being used as an acknowledgement, if not precisely as a greeting. I'd be interested to hear what native speakers can say about the use of "ano 'yun" in this context and what it says about the level of familiarity, context or formality between the speakers
 
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Feb 05 2021, 1:43pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
Ano yun? Hi I once knew a lady who had a shop near Cavite City, and I remember vaguely from when I used to speak to her on cam that when customers came in, either she or the customer would say, "Ano yun?" Does it simply mean "What is that?" or is there a more idiomatic meaning like "Can I help you?" Best Simon
 
@seitt
Yeah...something like... "Can I help you" / "What is it (you need)?"
 
You see that exact same scenario in one of the Listening Practice videos...
 
BoyP drives up to a store and asks for tire sealant:
"Sir?"
"Ano yun po?"
"Meron kayong tire sealant?"
 
Watch here:
www.tagalog.com/list ening-practice/youtu be-watch.php?youtube _video_id=87&ch
 
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Author Photo lbwest0118
Feb 05 2021, 2:00pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
Not Filipino, I would think of it as the American version of asking, “What’s up”, or , “what can I do you for?” (Southern talk)
 
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Author Photo pear
Feb 06 2021, 1:06pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
"what's that?" or when you're buying in a sari-sari store(small store) the owner will say to you "ano 'yon?" which means "what do you need?"
 
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