Exploring Filipino and Tagalog, the languages, the phrases, and the words

DISCLAIMER: I am not an authority on any of the languages of the Philippines.

For a more in depth explanation, see this post: "Sorry, I am not an authority on languages of the Philippines".

Miscellany

Glossary

Ano ang pangalan ng anak mo? OR Ano ang pangalan ng anak ninyo?
What is your child's name?
anting-anting
magical charms or amulets
buwaya ka!
A bit of swearing: "You're a crocodile!"
bahala na
"I don't care what happens in the future, as long as I survive now."
bayanihan
Working together and sharing the results.
buhay pa tayo
"We're still alive". One of the more common responses to the question: Kumusta ka? = How are you? Eto = "here" and buhay pa = "still alive" are other common responses. See also "Buhay Pa Tayo" [http://www.georgehernandez.com/h/aaBlog/post.asp?PostID=321].
dali
hurry
gahgalauw
Spelling? Mess with. EG: "Gahgalauw the computer."
hindi
"no". See also oo.
iyan
That one.
Kamusta mundo!
Hello world!. A common phrase in testing programming code.
kasi
because.
kumusta ka
"how are  you?" Typical greeting. Variation of the Spanish "como esta?"
lipad
Fly. EG: The film Lipad, Darna, Lipad = Fly, Darna, Fly (1973), starred Vilma Santos as Darna/Narda.
mabait
kind
mabuhay
"long live". A positive expression.
manok
chicken
maraming salamat
Lots of thanks.
ng
(1) A letter of the Filipino language.

(2) "of". EG: "Unibersidad ng Pilipinas" is "University of Philippines.
ocho ocho
dancing
oo
"yes". See also hindi.
sandali lang
Just a moment; wait a second.
sarimanok
A legendary bird of the Maranao people of the Mindanao island of the Philippines. Manok is the Philippine word for chicken. The sarimanok is often rendered as a fanciful cock and is a symbol of good fortune. [I put this in Wikipedia].
tinikling
Dancing involving two long clapping bamboo stick. The pattern is tap-tap slam, tap-tap slam, ....

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