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Question: Is there a difference between "may" and "mayroon/me

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Author Photo by: ailurophile
Jun 08 2020, 6:00am CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
Just checking if they have a difference or not, thanks in advance~
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Author Photo akosikoneho Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Jun 08 2020, 6:13am CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
May is the default. Meron is mostly used answering may/wala questions. Meron is also used if you for some reason feel the need to put the subject noun right by the verb.
 
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Author Photo ailurophile
Jun 08 2020, 9:10am CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
@akosikoneho
ah, thanks for the info, really appreciated!
 
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Jun 08 2020, 9:32am CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
@ailurophile
@akosikoneho has good info.
In the TLDC Corpus you can also see that "may" is used roughly 8x more frequently there than mayroon/meron.
 
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Author Photo hamilee Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jun 10 2020, 1:42pm CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
@ailurophile
Here are some examples where to use May/Me, Mayroon/Meron. Me is the shorter version of May and Meron is the shorter version Mayroon. Mayroon and May are used formally and Meron and Me are more informal and conversational.
 
Mayroon tayong pasok bukas.
Meron tayong pasok bukas.
 
May pasok tayo bukas.
Me pasok tayo bukas.
 
Notice the gerund pasok comes after the May/Me on the second pair.
and the pronoun tayo(ng) comes after the Mayroon/Meron on the first pair.
 
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