OPO

This is the polite version of the Tagalog word for ‘yes.’

Oo.
Yes. (casual)

Opo.
Yes. (respectful)


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.