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|Tagalog to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Tagalog term or phrase: sayang|
|waste of food or anything|
28 mins confidence: 46 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
what a waste / what a pity
I am quite sure that your text is Tagalog (Philippines) in origin. "Sayang" is a one-word expression among Filipinos, particularly Tagalog speakers who are mostly in Manila, which pertains to the feeling you get when you spill something or see something get wasted.
In addition to that, "sayang" is also uttered when you fail to capitalize on an opportunity (a missed kick at the soccer goal, for example). It is especially uttered more animatedly ("SAYANG!!!") when you had it so close (for example, when you failed missed the powerball or lottery jackpot by a number (as Americans would say..."close, but no cigar...)
Hope this helps...
Proz.com Moderator, English>Tagalog
Native Filipino/Tagalog speaker and resident of Manila, Philippines since birth
| Jake Estrada|
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