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Lesson 137: Daw
to indicate that what you say you heard from somebody else.
Daw can be translated as “they say” or “it is said.”
Daw becomes raw
for a better sound
when following a word that ends in a vowel.
|Mabait ka raw. ||They say you are nice. It is said you are nice.|
|Mabilis daw ang takbo ng coche mo. ||It is said that your car runs fast.|
|Anong oras ka raw aalis? ||Somebody wants to know at what time you are leaving.|
Use daw to mark hearsay.
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