How do you talk to the elders?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Corzhens, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    It’s not only to the elders but also to people having a higher stature in society like a government official. Aside form using the term respect Po and Opo, use the plural form of the pronoun. You is Ikaw but for the elders you should use Kayo. An example is welcoming a guest – tuloy po kayo which means please come in, Sir (or Ma’am).
     
  2. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Member

    Some elders have the propensity to be buddy-buddy with a guest foreigner. Even with a very accommodating behavior by an older man, never assume that you are on the same level. It’s not just the way you talk but the way you act to him. Some guys are getting fresh that they sometimes forget the limits of good manners. Even in a drinking session, maintain your respect for the elders.