20 Things You Didn't Know Had Filipino Names

What's the Filipino word for flatfooted?

 

Have you ever come across something you knew all your life but never knew exactly how to call it?

 

Well, you’re not alone. Most of us don’t know how to call specific things in English let alone their exact Filipino translation.

 

If your knowledge about the Filipino language is as limited as your skills in solving Algebra equations, no need to fret. Here are 20 forgotten words (most are considered sinaunang Tagalog) that will enrich your Filipino vocabulary and make you a little bit smarter.

 

 

Babahan: Upuan sa bangka

 

 

Patalbog: Paglangoy na isinisipa ang mga paa

 

 

 

Salakat: Pagkukrus ng mga binti

 

 

Tagasyang: Kanin na medyo hilaw

 

 

 

Dagalak: Tunog na likha ng apoy

 

 

Agwad: Pag-iwas o pagtatago sa pingakakautangan

 

 

 

Bahir: Iba’t-ibang kuklay sa bestida o damit ng babae

 

 

Badhi: Guhit sa palad ng tao at palatandaan ng kapalaran

 

 

 

Kalabukob: Dumadagundong na tunog tulad ng ingay ng tambol

 

 

Alimbuyugin: Makitid ang pag-iisip

 

 

 

Alitit: Tunog ng kawayan pagsayaw sa hangin

 

 

Bagalin: Lalaking mataba

 

 

 

Apal: Hindi pantay, tulad ng hinating kalabasa na ang kalahati ay mas malaki o maliit kaysa kabila

 

 

Apiran: Higaan ng mag-asawa

 

 

 

Balasbas: Mabilis na pagpukpok ng martilyo

 

 

Kantutay: Maliit, mabalahibo, at masangang palumpong (Lantana camara) na may matinik na sanga, aromatiko at may bulaklak na dalandan, pula o maputi puti, at lila

 

 

 

Dairi: Malakas na ulan

 

 

Dalpak: Walang arko ang talampakan o flatfooted

 


 

Uror: Pagsupsop ng sanggol sa gatas ng ina

 

 

Hami: Pautal-utal magsalita dahil sa kalasingan

 

 

Read the full article, “70 Things You Didn’t Know Had Filipino Names” on Filipiknow.net. Minor edits were made by the SPOT.ph editors.

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