Meaning of "pala"

pala

    n.
    • 1. pala, shovel, spade
    • 2. pala part. so, as in Ikaw pala, meaning, it is you; an exclamation of surprise
    • 3. pala part. when used after hindi, expresses contrast with one's expectation, a reversal. Ang isip ko'y balat lamang ng itlog ito, hindi pala, kundi itlog na buo. I thought this was only an eggshell, but no, it was a whole egg.