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What is thank you po?

What is thank you po?

In Filipino the Formal way of expressing gratitude, e.g. “Thank you” is salamat po. This phrase is used among older people to show politeness and respect.

How do you reply to Salamat po?

“Salamat! / Salamat po!” This means “thank you” in Tagalog / Filipino. Whenever you receive something, it is what you say. And, if someone gives you thanks, you reply with “Walang anuman,” the Filipino equivalent of “You’re welcome.”

What does po means in Filipino?

“Po” or “Opo” is used as word of courtesy and respect towards the elderly or for someone with a higher rank (like your boss, CEO). Filipino children also say “po” or “opo” to their parents or anyone older than them.

How to say Salamat Po in the Philippines?

Salamat po! One of the most basic Tagalog words to learn! When addressing an older person, add po at the end. Salámat po. Maraming salámat. Many thanks. / Thank you very much. Maraming salamat po. Maraming salamat sa ‘yo. Maraming salamat po sa inyo. Salamat sa tulong nila. Thanks to their help. Pasalamatan mo siya. Say thanks to her/him.

Where does the Malay Selamat and Tagalog Salamat come from?

Ultimately, it seems both the Tagalog salamat and the Malay selamat are derived from Arabic salam — ‘peace’ as in the Arabic greeting “As-salamu alaykum” (Peace be upon you). The first might be a shortened version of apo — an archaic Tagalog word denoting a paternal figure of authority i.e. grandfather. (This is not to be co… Loading…

What does the word Salamat mean in English?

Combined, it translates to ‘thank you sir / ma’am’. Salamat is most likely a cognate of the Malay selamat, which means ‘secure’ or ‘safe’ as in “Selamat datang” (Welcome or safe arrival).

Which is the correct way to say thank you in Tagalog?

One of the default ways for expressing thankfulness in the Tagalog language is by saying “ salamat .” “ Salamat po sa pagtulong sa akin! ” Translation: Thank you for helping me! “Salamat sa pagtulong sa akin! Translation: “Thank you for helping me!”