Answering Tagalog Yes/No Questions Starting with May, Meron or Wala’

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.

* Yes/no questions starting with may or meron can also be answered with oo (yes).

See also: May, mayroon/meron, marami, wala’ (p. 334)

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