In Tagalog: Ano po ito? Ano po iyan?
Here are two pronouns that point out to objects that are either near or far.
Ano po ito? – What is this?
Ano po iyan? – What is that?
Ano – what
po – a word added in sentences to sound respectful
ito – this (an object that is nearby)
iyan – that (a far away object)
paru-paro – butterfly
mga – a word that precedes a noun for plural form
for example: mga paru-paro ~ butterflies
Say it correctly:
ano – (ah-noh) with intonation on the second syllable
po – (poh)
ito – (ee-toh) with intonation on the second syllable
iyan – (ee-yan) with intonation on the second syllable
paru-paro – (pah-roo-pah-roh) with intonation on the second syllable
Reminder: In Tagalog/Filipino language, vowels are always pronounced in their short form. For example, short “a” like in bat, cat, mat. Not long “a” like in Kate, rate, hate.