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Author Photo hamilee Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Aug 24 2020, 10:47am CST ~ 4 mos., 28 days ago. 
@Nosebleed
Those are correct. Just additional information here. The "kamusta" is informal and the formal word is "kumusta".
 
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Author Photo Nosebleed
Aug 24 2020, 11:54am CST ~ 4 mos., 28 days ago. 
@hamilee Thanks for sharing I have never heard that. My filipino friends just said that the spelling does not matter. It was probably just easier for them to tell me not to worry about it.
 
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Author Photo AtomizerZero
Sep 02 2020, 10:47am CST ~ 4 mos., 19 days ago. 
@Nosebleed I heard the same. Probably for the same reason lol.
Also, i had a filipino friend say to me "nosebleed!". I didn't understand at first, because in english, it's pretty obvious but wasn't applicable at the time... but I looked it up, and it's used when they're struggling to understand what you're saying lol.
I saw your username and I assume this is the reason you choose it lol.
 
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Author Photo Nosebleed
Sep 02 2020, 7:29pm CST ~ 4 mos., 19 days ago. 
@AtomizerZero
So the term nosebleed actually comes from an old filipino movie where a guy is speaking english and the family of filipinos is concentrating so hard they all have brain aneurysms and bleed out their noses and ears
 
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Author Photo Zandero
Sep 03 2020, 1:46am CST ~ 4 mos., 18 days ago. 
@CherryLover
On a side note, this is also present in Western languages. Rather, as far as I know, French and Greek have this property: "vous" for plural or singular formal, and "tu" for singular familiar; "εσύ" (esy, with the stress always on the accented letter) for singular familiar, and "εσείς" (eseis, pronounced esees) for plural or singular formal.
 
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