Philippine Languages

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

Recently updated words

Hiyum - smile

Iroy - mother

Bugto - sibling

Burog - haircut

Irong - nose

Burod - pregnant

Bug-os - whole

Bugas - rice

Madre - nun

Lawas - body

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

yungit a unable to pronounce consonants clearly. Yungit ang sinultihan sa Insik kay dì makaluwas sa íri, The Chinaman still speaks with an accent because he cannot pronounce r. v [B12] get to be unable to pronounce consonants clearly.