How do you say ‘lamang/kahit papaano’ in English?

You will say it ‘anything like’

Merriam-Webster’s usage of ‘anything like’ — in any way, at all

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lamang/kahit papa’no

Kung nag-ambag ka lamang/kahit papaano ng 300 hanggang 700, nakabili sana tayo ng isa.

If you shared anything like 300 to 700, we could have bought one.

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Kung ikaw ay sumulyap lamang kay Nita, masaya sana siya.

If you anything like glanced at Nita, she could have been happy.

How do you say ‘kung meron man’ in English?

You will say it ‘if anything’

Merriam-Webster’s usage of ‘IF ANYTHING’ — on the contrary even, perhaps even

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kung meron man

Wala kang papel na gagampanan sa ngayon. Kung meron man, iyan ay ang magpasalamat ka.

You have no role to play right now. If anything, it’s that you should be thankful.

 

o kaya

Huwag ka nang mag-abala. Kumpleto na ito. O kaya, magpa-snack ka na lang.

Don’t bother. This is complete. If anything, have us the snack on you.

 

(Incidental translation tip: the translation of ‘taya ka’ and ‘taya ako’ are ‘on you’ and ‘on me’. Type this topic on the search box below to get you to the discussion.)

Can you put ‘kakulay’ in English?

Say it using ‘sort’

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s one usage of ‘sort’: agree, harmonize (his benign view sorts badly with reality — Henry Trewhitt)

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hindi magkakulay

Hindi tayo magkakulay, o! Ngayon alam ko na. Hindi tayo magkalahi.

Look, we don’t sort in color! Now I know. We are not of the same race.

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How do you say ‘magkapalagayang-loob’ in non-verbatim English?

You will use ‘sort’

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s one usage of ‘sort’: agree, harmonize (his benign view sorts badly with reality — Henry Trewhitt)

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magkapalagayang-loob

Magkapalagayang-loob kami ni Ana.

Ana and I sort intimately with each other./Ana and I sort confidently with each other.

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