"Puwede," meaning "can" in English, usually has an element of seeking or granting permission for something or to be allowed to do something (Ex: Can I go to th movies?). This is different than "kaya" or the "Maka-" verb conjugations which also mean "can," but in a different way - as in having the "ability" to do something / being able to do something (Ex: I can walk because my leg has healed.)
Formal Rank: #387 Casual Rank: #608 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Puwede Example Sentences in Tagalog: (61)
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