OPO

This is the polite version of the Tagalog word for 'yes.'

 

 

The word po is often used when talking to someone much older than you.

Compare the following sentences:


Ewan ko.

I don't know. (casual)

Ewan ko po.
I don't know. (respectful)

 

Salamat sa tulong mo.
Thank you for your help. (casual)

Salamat po sa tulong ninyo.
Thanks to your help. (respectful)

The following is a special case of word formation:

Oo.
Yes. (casual)

 

 
 

Opo.
Yes. (respectful)

 
 


Sometimes, ho is substituted for po.

Opo. = Oho.

Salamat po.
= Salamat ho.