Meaning of pamál-i



The imperative passive of the obsolete pamaló (Freq. of baló)-to understand, but now only used in the meaning: How can I (you, he, etc.) know? I (you, he, they, etc.) know nothing about it, or the like. Pamál-i ko sináng mga butáng. I know nothing about such matters. How can I know such things? Pamál-i níya sinâ. He knows nothing about it. Pamál-i níla sang pangomérsyo, nga walâ níla pagtón-i. What do they know about commerce (business)? They have never studied it. (see panghimál-i, kalibutáni, man-ihí).