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What does "po" mean in Filipino?

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What does "po" mean in Filipino?

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The Filipino term "po" has no direct meaning, but is used as a sign of respect, mostly for those older than you, and could be a similar word to "please". The term is used in the middle or end of sentences.

Ano po? (What (is it)?)
Pwede po akong gumamit ng cellphone? (May I (please) use the cellphone?)
Sino po kayo? (Who are you?)

Also, the word "oo" which means "yes" can also be used in respect as "opo".

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It is a sign of respect usually *for* people older than you (not *from* people older than you). But ... (2 comments)

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