naman

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Middle English[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

naman

  1. (chiefly early and Northern dialectal) Alternative form of noman.

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

naman

  1. accusative singular of nama
  2. genitive singular of nama
  3. dative singular of nama
  4. nominative plural of nama
  5. accusative plural of nama

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

naman

  1. used to soften requests
    Tulungan mo naman ako.
    Could you, please, help me?
  2. on the other hand
    Pupunta si Miguel sa iskul. Si Mark naman ay pupunta sa opisina.
    Miguel is going to school. On the other hand, Mark is heading to the office.
  3. particle used to express the turn of somebody or something
    Okay, ako naman!
    Okay, it's my turn!
    Sana Vietnam naman ang manalo sa Miss Universe. Lagi na lang Pilipinas, eh.
    I wish Vietnam wins this time in Miss Universe. The Philippines has always been the winner recently.
  4. particle used to emphasize contrast
    Sabi nila may pera daw sa lamesa, eh wala naman!
    They told me there's money on the table but I haven't found any!
    Wala ka namang sinabing pupunta ka, ah?
    But you didn't tell me you're coming!
    Maganda sya, pero tamad naman.
    She's pretty, but lazy.
    Mali 'yung sagot mo sa number 5. — Hindi ah! Tama naman, ah!
    Your answer in number 5 is incorrect. — No way! It's correct, mind you!
    Wala naman akong kasalanan, ah!
    But, I told you, I'm innocent!
  5. particle used to emphasize affirmation
    Sasama ka ba sa amin? — Oo naman!
    Are you coming with us? — Yes, indeed!
  6. particle used to give additional information so the other person will be finally convinced of what you've said or asked
    Sabihin mo na sa akin ang sekreto mo. Wala namang makakaalam na iba, eh.
    Tell me that secret of yours. In the end, nobody's going to find out. Come on!
  7. particle used in exclamatory sentences to add more emotion
    Ang tanga naman nun!
    Oh look how stupid he is!
    Sana mamatay na 'yang gagong 'yan! — Huwag naman!
    I wish that jerk die! — Oh, no way! That poor guy.
    Grabe naman 'yung nangyaring lindol sa Japan!
    Japan earthquake was just outrageous!
    Kawawa naman 'yung mga namatay sa bagyong Yolanda!
    How sorry I feel for the victims of typhoon Yolanda!

din naman

IPA(key): /din naˈman/

  1. used to express that something is pointless
    Hindi ako pupunta sa party. Wala din naman akong kilala doon.
    I'm not coming to the party. After all, I don't know anyone invited coming.
    Itapon mo na 'yan. Sira din naman na, eh!
    You can throw that away! It's broken, after all.
    Bakit ka pa nag-aaral eh babagsak ka din naman.
    What's the point of your studying when you're going to fail anyways?

lang naman

IPA(key): /laŋ naˈman/

  1. just
    Kamusta ka na? — Okay lang naman ako.
    How are you? — I'm just fine.
  2. used sarcastically to emphasize the name of a person or thing when something about that person or thing is surprising in a particular situation
    Bakit ba tayo naghahanda? Sino ba ang dadating bukas? — 'yung presidente lang naman!
    What are we preparing for? Who's coming over tomorrow, by the way? — Oh, well. It's none other than the president!

na naman

IPA(key): /na naˈman/

  1. again
    Kumain na naman ako.
    I ate again.
    Nandito na naman sya?
    He's back again?

pa naman

IPA(key): /pa naˈman/

  1. used to express fear, worry or disappointment about something unexpected happened
    Umuulan nang malakas sa labas. — Talaga? Naku, wala pa naman akong dalang payong.
    It's raining cats and dogs. — Oh really? Damn! I didn't bring my umbrella.
    Hindi na raw matutuloy 'yung party. — Talaga? Bumili pa naman ako ng bagong damit.
    The party has been cancelled. — No way! I bought a new dress for it. Poor me!

Interjection[edit]

naman

  1. of course!
    Ang ganda talaga ng Pilipinas. — Naman!
    Philippines is really beautiful. — Of course!