MATCH us UP! Can you translate us? Let us test your basic knowledge of the MERANAW language. Introduce yourself!
Assalamoalaikom!Peace be Upon you.
Saken si NGARANI am NAME
Mababaleng ako sa _______________I live at ADDRESS
________ so edad akun.I am _________ years old.
When you introduce yourself in Meranaw, you have to familiarize the basic words and nouns that would allow you to introduce yourself. Take a look at the samples below:
- NGARAN means NAME.
- SAKUN SI means I AM ___________.
This would mean that when you say "I am your name.", it is translated as "sakun si so ngaran."
"I am Fatima Ali." is equivalent to "Sakun si Fatima Ali."
After you state your name, you usually give additional information like your address and sometimes, your age.
- Idad means AGE
- bebelengan means address/location
So if you plan to say "I live in/at ADDRESS", it would be "mababaleng ako sa BABALENGAN". when you would include your age, let us say, "My age is _________.", it would be "Idad akun na ____."
"I live in Bo. Paypay, Marawi CIty and my age is 16 years old."
In Meranaw, we translate this as:
"Mababaleng ako sa Bo. Paypay, marawi CIty. Sapulo ago nem ako e