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Author Photo by: Diegocorry Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:20am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Question: I was listening to a dialogue on the "Language Tools" site, and the speaker introduced herself thus: "Hi. Ako nga pala si Len." So, since it seems to me that "Ako si Len" would be sufficient, what is the function of the "nga pala"? Does it lend some kind of nuance to the statement? Is it commonly used?
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Author Photo akosikoneho Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:35am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Do you happen to have a link to the dialogue? Ako nga pala si Len parses to me like she should've already introduced herself and forgot to. Without further context though it is just guess work.
 
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:46am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@Diegocorry
It can take on the meaning of “indeed” here...
 
For example:
Man1: “I’d like to introduce to you, the smartest man in my neighborhood, the one and only, the amazing,...Juan Bautista!”
Man2: “Hello! Ako nga pala si John Bautista...” / “Hello! I am indeed John Bautista...”
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:51am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@akosikoneho here's the link: languagetools.io/rea ding/6621/read
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:54am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@TLDCAdmin Yes, that makes sense in your example. With hers though that's the opening remark to the dialogue.
 
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Author Photo akosikoneho Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:54am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
After reading TLDC admins explanation, and reading the link. I am inclined to agree with him on this.
 
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Author Photo akosikoneho Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:58am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Text search tool here on TLDC turns up similar usages to the languagetools.io one. Search "ako nga pala si" and the corpus turns up a nice bit of data on it, some with similar usages to the ones in this thread.
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 9:59am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@akosikoneho @TLDAdmin maraming salamat!
 
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 10:05am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@akosikoneho
Also, one of the lesser used functions of this site...if you want to hear a word or expression in context, all the Listening Practice audio here is searchable in a separate area...you can search the text and it will give you a link to the nearest timestamp so you can listen yourself:
www.tagaloglessons.c om/listening-practic e/search_transcripts .php
 
The Listening Practice section here is now up to ~ 1,400 pages of written content, (58 hours of video) so there’s a decent sized database there to search. Sometimes it’s better to see something used in a natural social situation like these videos, than in a written more formal context.
 
@Diegocorry The Listening Practice section had 2 audio examples for “ako nga pala” if you want to review those, too.
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Rating: 0
Mar 22 2020, 10:09am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@akosikoneho looking at those examples, I would be tempted to translate it into English as: "Juan Bautista, that's me." (Grammatically incorrect but commonly used.)
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Author Photo Minette747 Rating: 0
Mar 25 2020, 2:26pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 1 day ago. 
Question: I was listening to a dialogue on the "Language Tools" site, and the speaker introduced herself thus: "Hi. Ako nga pala si Len." So, since it seems to me that "Ako si Len" would be sufficient, what is the function of the "nga pala"? Does it lend some kind of nuance to the statement? Is it commonly used?
 
@Diegocorry
 
- The “nga pala” in English is “by the way.” So the response was, “ By the way, I’m Len.”
 
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Author Photo Diegocorry Rating: 0
Mar 25 2020, 3:06pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
@Minette747 The dictionary on this site has “siyanga pala“ for “by the way.” So would “nga pala” just be an abbreviated version? Thank you!
 
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Author Photo Minette747 Rating: 0
Mar 26 2020, 12:15am CST ~ 2 weeks, 0 days ago. 
@Diegocorry Yes.
 
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