Philippine Languages

A collection of Philippine language and dialect dictionaries, cultural notes, folk songs and writings.

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Abaniko - hand fan

Adaw - midday; noon time

Ulo - head

Aawa-on - envious

Abat - obvious

Aciete or asyete - cooking oil

Tae - feces

Tubong (2) - animal feeds

Adto - there

Adlaw - day

Latest Articles and Blogs

Dandansoy - Visayan Song

Posted in Folk Songs, Ilonggo on Feb 18, 2017

This is a Visayan song in Ilonggo dialect. Dadansoy, the song title, is the name of the boy who was bidded farewell by the singer.

Matud Nila - Pilita Corales

Posted in Cebuano, Folk Songs on Feb 17, 2017

Matud nila ako dili angay. Nga magmamanggad sa imong gugma, Matud nila ikaw dili malipay.

Magtanim ay Di Biro

Posted in Folk Songs, Tagalog on Feb 17, 2017

Magtanim ay di biro. Maghapong nakayuko. Di man lang makaupo.

Bahay Kubo

Posted in Folk Songs, Tagalog on Feb 17, 2017

Bahay kubo, kahit munti Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari. Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani Sitaw, bataw, patani.

Leron, Leron, Sinta

Posted in Folk Songs, Tagalog on Feb 17, 2017

Leron, Leron, sinta. Buko ng papaya. Dala dala’y buslo. Sisidlan ng sinta

Word Learning

wanglô-wánglò - To shake (the body) to and fro, to move or strut about ostentatiously, move the head proudly, and the like. (cf. biád-ad, biád-bíad).