Monday, October 3, 2011

Pasensya na


I'm sorry.
The word "pasensya" or "pasensiya" actually comes from the Spanish word "paciencia," which means patience. This is more commonly used nowadays than the Tagalog "paumanhin," but again you can just say "sorry," and it would be widely understood. The word "po" is added to the end of "pasensya na" or "paumanhin" or "sorry" to make it more polite, but usually only when addressing older people.


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