This is from the Spanish word martes.
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Notice the different stress on the syllables on this word, depending on whether it’s used as an adjective or noun.
busy, occupied with something
Abala ako sa paghahanda.
I’m busy preparing.
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Remember to use po and the third-person plural form when talking to someone much older than you.
Compare the following sentences:
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)
Take note of the following exception:
Sometimes, ho is substituted for po.
Opo. = Oho.
Salamat po. = Salamat ho.
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archaic spelling: ubi
The plant that bears ube has the scientific name Dioscorea alata. It has heart-shaped leaves. Ube is also known in English as water yam or winged yam. On the island of Hawaii, it is known as uhi.
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To help familiarize our website’s visitors with Filipino food in an easy way, we’ve drawn up a simple list of a few Philippine dishes and foodstuff commonly eaten in the Philippines. We’re still working on adding more pronunciation audio and photos. Remember to check back soon! 🙂
: pork or chicken marinated in soy sauce and vinegar
: duck egg with a developed embryo
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from the Spanish word lunes
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