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Question: What's the difference between 'regalo' and 'pasalubong

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Author Photo by: CokeFloat
May 04 2021, 4:44am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
Question: What's the difference between 'regalo' and 'pasalubong'. For example: if I give someone chocolate, would you call that regalo or pasalubong.
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
May 04 2021, 7:20am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
@CokeFloat
 
Regalo is just a gift.
 
Pasalubong is gift you give after coming back from somewhere, or visiting from far away. So, if you go to Paris and buy a little statue of the Eiffel Tower to give to your mom, that would be pasalubong. If you are visiting the Philippines from the US and bring chocolates for your cousins, that would be pasalubong.
 
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Author Photo CokeFloat
May 04 2021, 7:33am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
@jkos Thats great. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
May 04 2021, 9:40am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
@CokeFloat Regalo is a gift. Pasalubong is more of a "souvenier" given to someone when someone went for a trip.
 
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