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Things Filipino Moms Say Vs. What They Actually Mean

25 nanay expressions, translated.

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4. "Hay nako!"

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What nanay really means: "God, give me the coffee to change the things I can change, and the wine to accept the things I can't."

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9. "Where is the ano... ano... ano..."

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What nanay really means: "I need help with something. But you have to guess what it is."

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15. "Ano? Sasagot ka pa?"

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What nanay really means: "If you talk back at me, I'm going to yell at you for talking back. If you don't respond, I'm going to yell at you for ignoring me."

16. "AHHHHHH!"

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What nanay really means: "AHHHHHH I'm fine."

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24. "Study first. Wag muna mag-boyfriend."

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What nanay really means: "No boyfriend, no problems. Trust me."

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