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Hello and welcome to Filipino Survival Phrases brought to you by FilipinoPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to the Philippines. You will be surprised at how far a little Filipino will go.
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Filipino Survival Phrases Lesson 2 - How to say "You're welcome" in Filipino.
In this lesson, we continue on with basic etiquette. Filipinos are exceptionably hospitable, and phrases of gratitude and those related are used at an extremely high frequency. During your travels in the Philippines, it is more probable that you will hear, rather than use, the phrase "You're welcome."
In Filipino, "You're welcome" is Walang anuman.
Walang anuman.
Let's break it down by syllable: Walang anuman.
Now, let's hear it once again: Walang anuman.
The first word Walang means "nothing" or "none."
Let's break down this word and hear it one more time: Walang.
This is followed by Anuman, which in English is "anything" or "whatever."
And, Anuman.
So, to recap here, we have Walang as the first word, literally, this means "nothing" or "none."
Let's take a look at the next word, Anuman, which means "anything" or "whatever."
And Anuman.
So, all together, we have Walang anuman. Literally, this means "You're welcome."
In Filipino, there's no other way of responding to a phrase of gratitude, only Walang anuman. When using Walang anuman, you might add Po after it. You would say, Walang anuman po. If you are responding to a phrase of gratitude from an older person, as a sign of respect and politeness.
Let's hear it again: Walang anuman po.
Walang anuman po.
Walang anuman po.


Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so good luck, that also means “good luck” in Filipino. Here we go!
"You're welcome." (the informal way) - Walang anuman.
Walang anuman.
Walang anuman.
"You're welcome." (the formal way) - Walang anuman po.
Walang anuman po.
Walang anuman po.
Alright, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by FilipinoPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.