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Author Photo by: TeacherElcy Badge: Native Tagalog SpeakerOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Oct 29 2020, 10:02pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago. 
Filipino Expressions
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1. Anyare? - came from "Anong Nangyari?" (What happened)
- this expression is uttered out of surprise during more lighthearted situations.
Example: If you see a close friend or co-worker with a terrible new haircut, you can jokingly say, “Anyare?!”
 
2. Hay naku! - It has no direct translation but it can be used as either a “Sigh!”, “Oh my!”, or an “Oh well!”
- An expression of surprise, dismay or frustration when things aren’t going your way.
Example: Hay naku, I’m so tired of major traffic jams every day.
 
3. KKB - This acronym stands for “kaniya-kaniyang bayad”, which roughly translates to “pay for yourself”
Example:
Person 1: Let’s go for drinks!
Person 2: Libre mo? (Is it your treat?)
Person 1: No, KKB!
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Author Photo AMBoy Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Oct 29 2020, 11:18pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago. 
I love KKB lmao! For other Americans you can think of it as "pay your own way".
 
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Author Photo akosikoneho Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP SupporterOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Oct 30 2020, 6:00am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@AMBoy
 
BYOB
 
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Author Photo simpleauthority
Oct 30 2020, 6:50am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@akosikoneho "bring your own beer" if anyone doesn't know; sometimes used as a general expression on an invite meaning you pay for yourself. Sometimes literally means bring your own beer.
 
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Author Photo Thumpaholden Badge: Supporter
Nov 08 2020, 5:37pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
For KKB, in Australia I say "to go Dutch". For example, if someone asks me out for dinner and I don't want any obligation to owe them something, I'd say that I'll only join them for a meal if we go Dutch (each pay for our own meal and drinks).
 
We also use BYOG, Bring Your Own Grog. Some restaurants that don't have an alcohol license often have BYOG on their sign, advertisements and menus. It's common to see BYOG on written invitations (email, texts, newsletters and formal printed invitations) to gatherings such as a friend's barbecue in their back yard, sporting team picnic meetups at a park, old school friends' house party meetups.
 
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