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Walang pakialam sa iba

Discussion in 'Tagalog and Filipino Languages' started by HeyJoe66, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. HeyJoe66 New Member

    English
    Hello,
    Please let me know if I am interpreting this message from a friend correctly -

    "Akala ko noon ang American ay walang pakialam sa iba."

    I think she is saying - she didn't think Americans would want to be bothered with such things - close enough?
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  2. DotterKat Moderator

    California, USA
    English (American)
    Close, but the last part could be made better.
    I previously thought OR I used to be under the impression that Americans [did not care about other people / did not want to have anything to do with others].

    "...sa iba" in the original text refers to people rather than objects or ideas.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  3. ppsantos Junior Member

    Tagalog
    I used to think that Americans did not care about others.
     
  4. HeyJoe66 New Member

    English
    I do care...... and thank you very much for helping. :)
     
  5. mataripis Senior Member

    "I thought that americans don't care about other people."
     

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