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Author Photo by: jeffkrauss
Aug 02 2022, 10:26am CST ~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago. 
Question: Do Tagalog speakers normally say anything in response to someone sneezing?
 
My mother-in-law says Jesus-Mary-Yoseph (or it sounds like that). I don’t know if that’s just her, if it’s a regional thing from where she grew up, or if that’s the normal response for most Pilipinos.
 
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Aug 03 2022, 9:20am CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@jeffkrauss
 
No, nothing originally Filipino. On rare occasions you might hear "Bless you".
 
What you hear from your biyenang babae (mother-in-law) is "Susmaryosep". Normally, men don't say it. It's a contraction of the Spanish "Jesus, Maria, Yoseph" (Jesus, Mary, Joseph). Quite a common expression among old women here but becomes less common with the younger ones (60 or younger) and almost never used by those younger than 40.
 
They might say it when they get startled or frustrated, similar to when the OMG! and "Jesus Christ!" expressions are used.
 
Ex:
 
Susmaryosep! Ano yun? Bomba? = OMG! What was that? A bomb?
 
Susmaryosep! Ilang beses ko ba kailangang sabihin sa iyo na ang 2 plus 2 ay hindi 5? = JC! How many times do I need/have to tell you that 2 plus 2 is not 5?
 
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Author Photo jeffkrauss
Aug 03 2022, 9:51am CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
Maraming salamat para sa detalyadong tugon.
 
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Aug 04 2022, 12:01am CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
@jeffkrauss
 
Walang anuman, jeffkrauss. Mukhang mahusay ka nang managalog. 😊
 
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Author Photo jeffkrauss
Aug 04 2022, 8:47am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
Haha - hindi masyado pero alam ko tingnan sa Google para sa “detalyadong tugon.” 😂
 
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Aug 05 2022, 7:26am CST ~ 1 week, 6 days ago. 
@jeffkrauss
 
Ah, mas mahusay ka palang mag-Google kaysa mag-Tagalog. 😄
 
Just a tip on grammar -
 
When you’re using the verb “alám”, find out if there is a verb that comes after it.
 
If there is none, you use “alam ko/namin/mo/ninyo/niya/nila ...”. Any one of those pronouns is the actor, the verb is “know”, and the rest will just be the object of “alam”.
 
For example:
 
ALÁM NILÁ ang pangalan mo. = They know your name.
 
ALÁM KO kung kailán ang birthday niyá. = I know when his/her birthday is.
 
If there is a verb after “alam”, then you have 2 clauses that now need to be connected using the linker “na”, which translates to “that”.
 
ALAM NILA NA Jeff ang pangalan mo. = They KNOW THAT your name IS Jeff. (The 2nd verb is not obvious in Tagalog though.)
 
ALAM KO NA magalíng kang MANAGALOG. = I KNOW THAT you SPEAK TAGALOG well.
 
As the linker, the “na” can now be connected to the word before it. Hence you can say them as:
 
Alam NILANG Jeff ang pangalan mo.
 
Alam KONG magaling kang managalog.
 
Now, look at your reply to me again and see how you can grammatically improve it based on what I explained above. 🤔
 
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Author Photo jeffkrauss
Aug 05 2022, 3:39pm CST ~ 1 week, 6 days ago. 
Salamat:
 
hindi masyado pero alam kong tingnan sa Google para sa “detalyadong tugon.”?
 
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Aug 05 2022, 8:34pm CST ~ 1 week, 6 days ago. 
@jeffkrauss
 
alam kong tingnan sa Google
- Very good!
 
Tell me, how would you have said your response - "hindi masyado pero alam kong tingnan sa Google para sa “detalyadong tugon” - in English?
 
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