salamat po diyos ko at buhay pa kami ng asawa ko

Discussion in 'Tagalog and Filipino Languages' started by maelv, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. maelv Member

    One of my friend had an accident. She posted this on FB : "salamat po diyos ko at buhay pa kami ng asawa ko".
    I think it means they are fine but i just understand some words in the sentence.
    Could you help me please ?
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  2. Scherle

    Scherle Senior Member

    la ciudad de Angeles, Filipinas
    Filipino, and English
    Roughly translated as "Thank you Oh Lord we (me and my spouse) are still alive.

    I hope it helps:)
  3. maelv Member

    Thanks a lot. The structure of the sentence looked weird to me. I was a little lost :)
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  4. mataripis

    mataripis Senior Member

    my Tagalog translation: Salamat sa Dios at naligtas kaming mag asawa.
  5. maelv Member

    Salamat sa tulong mo pero nakakahintindi ako ng "at" ?? (i didn't in the original sentence either). Can you explain please ?

    "Thanks god and we were saved me and my husband" ?
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  6. DotterKat Moderator

    California, USA
    English (American)
    You meant to say: ....pero hindi ko maintindihan ang at .... ( .... but I can't understand the at)

    There is obviously a connection between being grateful to one's God and the fact that one has apparently survived some calamity so the easiest way to think about your text is to consider the conjunction at not as and but as that (Salamat po Diyos ko at buhay pa kami ng asawa ko = Thank you Lord that my spouse and I are still alive).

    A more complicated way of examining the same text would be that phrases like salamat po Diyos ko (along with salamat sa Diyos, praise the Lord, Diyos kong maawain / mahabagin, etc.) often have to be taken as religious ejaculations that are separate from the rest of the text. It is in part due to the psyche of a traditionally deeply religious people that would make individuals invoke praises upon, express gratitude towards or implore help from the deity despite whatever else is expressed in the text. Thus, in the phrase: Salamat po Diyos ko at buhay pa kami ng asawa ko --- the speaker is in essence expressing gratitude to God (Thank you Lord), something that a worshipful person is supposed to do constantly anyway no matter what his current circumstances might be. However, in this particular instance, the person is thanking God, and by the way, my spouse and I are still alive. In certain groups, it is not uncommon to hear salamat sa Diyos or especially praise the Lord almost as a preface to whatever else is about to said. As with some other cultures, these religious ejaculations almost become a form of greeting sometimes.
  7. maelv Member

    sorry for the mistakes. should have reread myself better.
    thx for the explanation. very clear as always.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  8. Equinozio Member

  9. maelv Member

    ok, sorry for the delay and thx for the precision . can i say:

    "maraming salamat sa iyo at tinulungan mo ako." ?
  10. latchiloya Member

    Correct me If I'm wrong, If I get you right…

    the context:

    "salamat po diyos ko at buhay pa kami ng asawa ko".

    has made clarification to you as to how it went into:

    But that you are curious about the nature of “at?” in relation with the two clauses. That you made an effort to make a context:

    To know if the above context is with possibility.

    If so, let me start it here.

    “at “, which is more equivalent to “and”, is less likely used as "a conjunction which connects consequence”,

    That you would use “gayon (man) na or gayun na/gayung)” instead. Which simply is equivalent to “now that”.

    "salamat po diyos ko at(gayung) buhay pa kami ng asawa ko".

    Thus you may translate the original context into:

    "Thanks, my God, now that we are alive (with my spouse)."

    Note: “God” is separated by two commas to indicate that it is a noun which receives the address or known to be parenthetical word, to follow the structure of the original context. Or else, the original context would go as: "salamat sa diyos at buhay pa kami ng asawa ko"
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014

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