Narinig

neealio

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English
hello i just wanted to know if certain phrases could be translated from english into tagalog and have them be equal.

would "Narinig niyo na ba yung bagong cafe doon sa maynila" be the same as "have you heard of the new cafe in manila?"

also would "nakita niyo na ba yung bagong cafe doon sa maynila? be the same as "have you seen the new cafe at manila?"

would the tagalog version be okay to use or would it be better off as "alam niyo na ba yung bagong cafe doon sa maynila?"
 
  • DotterKat

    Moderator
    English (American)
    would "Narinig niyo na ba yung bagong cafe doon sa maynila" be the same as "have you heard of the new cafe in manila?"
    In everyday conversations among friends this would acceptable, but the proper form would be Narinig ninyo na ba 'yung tungkol sa bagong cafe doon sa Maynila? (Did you hear about the new cafe in Manila?). The Tagalog translation you provided translates back to English as Did you hear the new cafe in Manila?

    also would "nakita niyo na ba yung bagong cafe doon sa maynila? be the same as "have you seen the new cafe at manila?"
    Correct.

    would the tagalog version be okay to use or would it be better off as "alam niyo na ba yung bagong cafe doon sa maynila?"
    This is also acceptable.
    Most would simply say Nasubukan ninyo na ba 'yung bagong cafe sa Maynila? Have you tried the new cafe in Manila? OR Napuntahan ninyo na ba 'yung bagong cafe sa Maynila? Have you been to the new cafe in Manila? Some would be more specific and say Natikman ninyo na ba 'yung kape at mga kakanin doon sa bagong cafe sa Maynila? Have you tasted the coffee and delicacies at the new cafe in Manila?

    Note also that most people in conversations would specify which city, street or place in which a restaurant or cafe is located. Metro Manila or simply Manila is a huge region comprising of several cities. For example, people might say Nasubukan ninyo na ba 'yung bagong cafe sa Rockwell sa Makati? Have you tried the new cafe at Rockwell in Makati?
     
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