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?)


lahat ng bagay na ‘yan
all those things there

Yan ang problema.
That’s the problem.


ganyan
like that

niyan
of that