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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Sarcastic Expressions Used Among Friends
Becky: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com. I'm Becky.
Jay: And I'm Jay!
Becky: This is Must-Know Filipino Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 11. In this lesson you'll learn sarcastic expressions used among friends.
Becky: Filipinos enjoy sarcasm with friends. These are sarcastic phrases you’ll often use with them. Just be careful not to use these with unfamiliar people.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay: di ba pwedeng
Jay: pag may time
Jay: pa more
Jay: may tama ka
Becky: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: di ba pwedeng
Becky: literally meaning "isn't it possible that." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "couldn't it be."
Jay: [SLOW] di ba pwedeng [NORMAL] di ba pwedeng
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: di ba pwedeng
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refute a prior statement and offer a funny alternative. This expression is often used to compare two ideas, the latter of the two being the silly alternative. Let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Kapag single, pangit agad? Di ba pwedeng, mapili lang? [SLOW] Kapag single, pangit agad? Di ba pwedeng, mapili lang?
Becky: "If single, then ugly? Couldn't it be that you're picky?"
Jay: [NORMAL] Kapag single, pangit agad? Di ba pwedeng, mapili lang?
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: pag may time
Becky: literally meaning "if there is time." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "if possible."
Jay: [SLOW] pag may time [NORMAL] pag may time
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: pag may time
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you want to make a suggestion in a humble and witty manner. This expression is used because people don't want to burden the person they want to ask a favor from. So, they add the expression
Jay: pag may time.
Becky: Nowadays, this expression is used for fun and it helps exaggerate something. It’s also used to push someone to do something, and it may not necessarily be a favor.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Puro ka na lang computer games, aral aral din pag may time! [SLOW] Puro ka na lang computer games, aral aral din pag may time!
Becky: "You keep on playing computer games. If possible, try to study as well."
Jay: [NORMAL] Puro ka na lang computer games, aral aral din pag may time!
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: pa more
Becky: literally meaning "yet more." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "more and more."
Jay: [SLOW] pa more [NORMAL] pa more
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: pa more
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when someone keeps doing an action. This is to emphasize, often sarcastically, the action that one or another party is doing. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Hala sige, selfie pa more, paalis na ang tour bus. Di pa rin kayo natatapos diyan sa pagkuha ng pictures. [SLOW] Hala sige, selfie pa more, paalis na ang tour bus. Di pa rin kayo natatapos diyan sa pagkuha ng pictures.
Becky: "Yeah, keep on taking more selfies, the tour bus is about to leave. You haven't even finished taking pictures."
Jay: [NORMAL] Hala sige, selfie pa more, paalis na ang tour bus. Di pa rin kayo natatapos diyan sa pagkuha ng pictures.
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: may tama ka
Becky: literally meaning either "you are crazy" or "you are correct.” But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "you're out of your mind."
Jay: [SLOW] may tama ka [NORMAL] may tama ka
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: may tama ka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you want to make a sarcastic remark to someone who said something witty. This expression was made popular by a game show host who says it when the player gets the correct answer. Nowadays, it is used to refer to a sarcastic reply to someone who is crazy enough to come up with a witty idea that makes perfect sense.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Person A: Sana araw-araw, may laban si Manny Pacquiao sa boxing para walang traffic. Person B: May tama ka diyan! [SLOW] Person A: Sana araw-araw, may laban si Manny Pacquiao sa boxing para walang traffic. Person B: May tama ka diyan!
Becky: "Person A: I hope that everyday, Manny Pacquiao has a boxing match so that there will be no traffic. Person B: Yeah right, you're out of your mind!"
Jay: [NORMAL] Person A: Sana araw-araw, may laban si Manny Pacquiao sa boxing para walang traffic. Person B: May tama ka diyan!
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Becky: A person who keeps on working. So you encourage him to take a vacation.
Jay: pag may time
Becky: "if possible"
Becky: A friend immediately concluded that you didn’t join the office team building because you’re heartbroken. But in reality, you’re just too exhausted and you needed rest.
Jay: di ba pwedeng
Becky: "couldn't it be"
Becky: Your friend came up with a brilliant suggestion to ease traffic by using cable cars to transport people. You react?
Jay: may tama ka
Becky: "you're out of your mind"
Becky: She is laughing hard. You describe her laughing as laughing (blank).
Jay: pa more
Becky: "more and more"

Outro

Becky: There you have it; you have mastered four Filipino Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FilipinoPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jay: Hanggang sa muling pagkikita, paalam!

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