Tagalog Stand-alone Meron/​Marami/​Wala’

Meron, marami and wala’ can also stand alone.

Meron.

There is/are/was/were (one/some).

has/have/had (one/some).

Marami.

There are/were many.

There is/are/was/were a lot.

has/have/had many.

has/have/had a lot.

Wala’.

There is/are/was/were none.

has/have/had none.

Examples:

May aso ba?

Are there any dogs?

Is there a dog?

Meron.

Yes, there is/are.

Wala’.

No, there aren’t any.

May aso ba si Alfred?

Does Alfred have any dogs?

Does Alfred have a dog?

Meron.

Yes, he has one/some.

Wala’.

No, he doesn’t have any.

Meron ba?

Are there any?

Marami ba?

Are there many?

Wala’ ba?

Isn’t there any?

Is there none?

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