Language mistake…

Oh dear… I knew that this will happen at some point but I wasn’t expecting it yesterday. I don’t know much Tagalog yet but with the few words I know I try to make whole sentences and have smalltalk with people. I think the most famous question in the Philippines is: “Do you have a boyfriend?” So obviously I was going to answer “No” but I knew the word “no”, “I” and “boyfriend” in Tagalog so I thought I’ll answer in Taglog. I ended up saying: “Walo ako syota.” That means though “I have eight boyfriends.” … Oh dear… There is just slight difference between the number waló (eight) and wala (no). We sure had a good laugh.

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