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    Mar 21, 2017

    19 Weird And Hilarious Things People Who Speak Filipino Will Understand

    Maya is a type of bird. Maya-maya is a type of fish. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    1. Filipino is a language in which one word can mean a whole bunch of things.

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    2. It can can studying math even more difficult than it already is.

    3. Studying history in Tagalog can be a challenge too.

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    4. A single word's meaning can monumentally change depending on how many times you say it.

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    5. Or in what region of the Philippines you are.

    in bisaya we don't say "nakakalito" instead we say "makalibog" and i think that's horny hahahahahahahahaha

    6. And there's nothing you can do but deal with it.

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    7. Even expletives are multi-purpose.

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    8. You'd have to be very careful because Filipino is a pretty complex language.

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    9. Even the littlest things matter in this language.

    10. Because a simple change in stress and intonation can affect your message.

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    BEEF OPEN.

    11. Filipino is a language that dares to be different.

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    12. Even the insults can be very... unique.

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    13. And there are many ways to say "I love you" in this language.

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    14. Over the years, the Filipino language has evolved so much.

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    15. In the Philippines, vegetables aren't only nouns, they're also adjectives.

    16. Speaking of Filipino adjectives, saying it twice can turn it into its superlative form...

    17. But it can also mean the exact opposite.

    18. But don't worry, even Filipinos are having a hard time with the language.

    19. And it may take a little practice, but everything will make sense in time.

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    And before I forget:

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