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19:52 May 17, 2002
Tagalog to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tagalog term or phrase: mahal kita
it is just a phrase in which a person sent it to me as a message, it came alone; just "mahal kita"

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5 +1I love you.
4I love you
Jake Estrada FCIL CL



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I love you

simply put..."mahal" means "love" and "kita" is a referrent for a naction done by first person to second person (i.e. "I to you")

Amazingly, this Tagalog-to-English question still does not exist in the glossary (or has been deleted/overwritten from the archive)

Hope this helps!

Jake Estrada FCIL CL
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I love you.

Mahal kita.

Literally means, "mahal" love and kita is a reflexive pronoun "you" (reflexive in that it connotes already the subject "I" and referring to the receiver of the action "you" so "kita" is a reflexive pronoun). Tyhis phrase is usally spoken among lovers (sweethearts and husband and wives). A doting parent, however, can say this to a child or a grandparent to a grandchild he or she is very fond of and can be said among very close or intimate friends. While a certain degree of "fondness" is required, "Mahal kita" is not as initmate a phrase as "Iniibig kita" which is spoken only by lovers to each other.

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