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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Say ‘ka-close’ in 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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ka-close ko

Gusto kong malaman mo na ka-close ko siya.

I want you to know that she sorts closely with me.

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How do you say ‘kabiruan’ in 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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kabiruan namin siya

Kabiruan namin siya. Madalas kaming magkuwentuhan.

She sorts with us in joking times. We chat frequently.

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How do you say “kakulay” in 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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kakulay ko

Kakulay ko nag mga bisitang Intsik.

The Chinese visitors sort with me in color.

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