So you've been busy in your house. Hi, For example, my friend tells me that she has been busy cleaning, cooking etc. To recapitulate, I might say, "So you've been busy in your house." How can I say this sentence in Tagalog? I'm particularly interested in the "So...". Best Wishes Simon
sabertooth Oct 04 2021, 11:21am CST ~ 2 weeks, 6 days ago.
PLEASe note that tagalog speakers (especially the young ones) use the english "so" a lot in their sentences. Many tagalog sentences cannot sound natural without the english words. In fact, tagalog people can no longer say sorry or goodbye in Tagalog after being occupied by USA a hundred years ago. fee free to use So to begin your tagalog sentences.
(another note: nobody says LUBHANG MALIKHAIN in Metro Manila. It is a very deep poetic phrase, only used in very old poems. I suggest you say ANG GALENG! (great!)
@seitt Standard tagalog would have galing. Southern tagalog allows for i/e and u/o allophony in closed syllables (syllables that end in a consonant), standard tagalog has i/e/ and u/o allophony, but in open syllables.
SiAko Oct 16 2021, 8:03pm CST ~ 1 week, 1 day ago.
@seitt from the context given, you would say: Masyado ka palang busy sa bahay ninyo. The particle pala means Oh, so.... to recapitulate something. Masyado emphasizes too much like too much work from the example. Ninyo is used in sa bahay ninyo to state that it's a shared house which is typical in a Filipino set up.