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Author Photo by: jayjay1967
Jun 22 2020, 11:27pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 6 days ago. 
Question: Hello.
 
When somebody asked me like this
' Kumain ka na ba?' how should I answer??
 
1. (finished): tapos na
2. (not yet): hindi pa
3. (l'm eating now): ?
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Author Photo Ignatius
Jun 23 2020, 2:12am CST ~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago. 
@jayjay1967 The question is "Have you eaten?", or, "Have you had anything to eat?". A common greeting indicative of Filipino grace and hospitality.
Answer would be as you have written. I don't think #3 will be used. If an elder was the one asking, the answer would be "Tapos na po" or "Hindi pa po". The "po" is a sign of great respect to your elders.
 
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Author Photo BasicallyMatt
Jun 23 2020, 2:34am CST ~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago. 
Something I learned recently that I will add here just because... Add the prefix kaka to the root word to indicate you just recently finished that activity. So a response can be: Oo kakakain ko lang= Yes, I just ate. I know it’s not what you were asking for but I hope it helps.
 
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Author Photo jayjay1967
Jun 23 2020, 3:11am CST ~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago. 
@Ignatius Thank you very much.
I hope I could help someone ASAP also.
 
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Author Photo BasicallyMatt
Jun 23 2020, 3:28am CST ~ 2 weeks, 5 days ago. 
@jayjay1967 kaya mo yan. You can do it! Just Keep studying and practicing. If you have any questions feel free to message me. I’m still very much a learner myself.
 
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