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 minahal kita.
I once loved you.



paminsan-minsan
from time to time, occasionally, sometimes, now and then
 
 
Minsan may duda ako.
Sometimes I have doubts.

 


minsan pa
once more


Mahalin mo ako minsan pa.
Love me once more.
 



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.
 
 

 

miminsan (not common)
just once


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


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