MINSAN

The original meaning of the Tagalog word minsan is 'once'. It is now commonly understood in conversation to mean 'sometimes' as a short version of paminsan-minsan (from time to time).


minsan
once, sometimes


Minsan may duda ako.
Sometimes I have doubts.


minsan pa
once more


Mahalin mo ako minsan pa.
Love me once more.


paminsan-minsan
from time to time, occasionally, sometimes, now and then


miminsan (not common)
just once


minsanan
used to describe a one-time thing



Minsanan ang pagkakataong ito.
This opportunity comes once.


Minsanan lang ang ganitong pagkakataon.
This kind of opportunity comes only once.

Ang kasalungat ng salitang minsan ay parati o lagi.
The opposite is the word 'sometimes' is 'all the time' or 'always.'