YAN

This is a shortened form of the word iyan.


‘yan

that

difference between iyan and iyon

iyan (near the person being addressed by a speaker)
iyon (far from the speaker and the person being addressed)

Ano ‘yan?
What’s that?
(What’s that you have there?)
(What’s that near you?)

Ano ‘yun?
What’s that?
(What’s that over there?)

ganyan
like that

niyan
of that

lahat ng bagay na ‘yan
all those things there

Yan ang problema.
That’s the problem.