"hindiko alam" is the tagalog
phrase for "i don't know
broken up, this phrase is comprised of three words:
- hindi, which is the word connoting the negation of a sentence, translates to the word "no" if spoken independently.
ko is the abbreviated version of the first person pronoun "ako". "hindiko" is the contraction of the words "hindi" and "ako".
alam is the conjugated verb "to know".
brought together, the words form: "hindi ako alam" or "hindiko alam" (pronounced hin-DEE-ko ah-LAHM
). compare to ewan
note the lack of spanish linguistic influence.