Tagalog Polite Expressions

When talking to older people, superiors, adult strangers or adult customers, po’/ho’ (p. 325) is added and kayo (p. 45) is used instead of ikaw/ka. Examples:

Kumusta?

Kumusta po’?

Mabuti naman. Ikaw, kumusta?

Mabuti naman po’. Kayo po’, kumusta?

Magandang umaga.

Magandang umaga po’.

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