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I love you, and I wish I could have spent more time with you back then.


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20:55 May 7, 2001
English to Tagalog translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I love you, and I wish I could have spent more time with you back then.
This is in a poem that I wrote to my girlfriend kim in VA Beach. I loved her alot, we were both stationed in Naples Italy, our parents were in the military. Now I live in Corpus Christi, Tex. Hook me up with some other snazzy stuff to if you could.
Robert Fauci

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naIniibig kita, at sana'y nakapiling pa.
Caroline Delizo



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Iniibig kita, at sana'y nakapiling pa.

Iniibig - (rt. word): ibig - love
kita - a pronoun which is tanslated as " I _____ you". This pronoun is used when the 'you' is stressed or emphasized more than that of the 'I ' and this is indicated by the verbal affix '-in'.

at - and
sana'y - a combination of 'sana' and 'ay'
'sana' = I hope, I wish
'ay' = a word that indicates that the word that preceeds it was transferred from its usual slo to the first slot in the sentence.

nakapiling = piling - to be close, vt.. to be in the presence of
naka- verbal affix that expresses the 'can, is able to...'

pa = particle which expresses the English words " more,still"

The combination of the words (naka+rt verb) + pa +sana expresses the English phrase ' wish could have +PP more'

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Caroline Delizo
Local time: 20:26
Native speaker of: Native in IlokoIloko, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 24

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