MARAMI

root word: dami

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LUNES

This is from the Spanish word lunes.

Lunes
Monday

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LINGGO

This is likely influenced by the Spanish word domingo. The Malay word is minggu, from the Portuguese domingo.

The word linggo can mean ‘Sunday’ or ‘week.’
(To compare, the Spanish word for ‘week’ is semana.)

Linggo
Sunday

linggo
week

ngayong Linggo
this Sunday

katapusan ng linggo
end of the week

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SAAN

Saan?
Where?

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ABALA

Notice the different stress on the syllables on this word, depending on whether it’s used as an adjective or noun.

abala, adj
busy, occupied with something

Abala ako sa paghahanda.
I’m busy preparing.

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KAPAG

kung, pagka, kapagka, pag

kapag
if, when, whenever, upon

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LAOT

LAOT (pangngalan): gitna; kalagitnaan ng dagat, karagatan, dakong gitna, malayo sa pasigan

LAOT (patalinhaga): eternidad, kawalang-wakas, kawalang-hanggan

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NINYO

The word ninyo is what grammarians call a “genitive pronoun.”

It works like a plural version of mo (‘you’).

Talking to one person:

Anong ginagawa mo?
What are you doing?

Talking to two or more persons:

Anong ginagawa ninyo?
What are you doing?

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