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Use of NAMAN

I understand that "NAMAN" is used in speech to soften a term or statement or to add emphasis.. But in many articles I see NAMA used. My dictionary says that NAMA can mean "also", "too", "really". So, in the following sentences, what does NAMAN mean:
Tuloy na naman ang kurakutan.
Sasabihin ko sa kanya na kami ay mabuti naman dito sa Pilipinas.
Idinipensa naman siya ni House Speaker Sonny Belmonte.

For learning: Filipino (Tagalog)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    There's really no specific meaning for the word 'naman'. It depends on how you use it. Here are examples:

    Hindi naman - Not really; None Actually

    Na naman - Again

    Oo naman - Of course; Oh yes

    Wala naman - None really; None actually

    Tama naman - Right indeed; Actually right

    PetePete,

    the adverb 'naman' in your sentences implies different meaning:

    Tuloy na naman ang kurakutan. (corruption continues AGAIN).

    Sasabihin ko sa kanya na kami ay mabuti naman dito sa Pilipinas. (I'll tell him/her that we're doing fine here in the Philippines SO FAR).

    Idinipensa naman siya ni House Speaker Sonny Belmonte. (he was defended by Speaker Sony Belmonte). Here, 'naman' really has a subtle definition yet doesn't have a major effect when translated in english. It's there to confirm something has acted upon or happened. This kind of sentence need to have a premise in order to understand how 'naman' is used:

    'ang nasasakdal ay naghahanap ng katarungan at idinipensa naman siya ni House Speaker Sonny Belmonte. (the accused asked for justice and FINALLY was defended by Speaker Sony Belmonte).

    kinda tricky?

    :)

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