10 Filipino Words You Probably Didn't Know Existed
What is e-mail in Filipino?
We often find foreigners who struggle to learn Tagalog rather amusing. But truth be told, Filipinos—no matter how fluent we are in speaking our native language—still have so much to learn.
Ever heard of haynayan (biology), karumalan (menstrual period), or panghibayo (amplifier)? If you haven’t, then welcome to the club! Indeed, we can be strangers even to our own language.
Here are another 10 Filipino words and neologisms (i.e. recently invented) to add to your vocabulary.
English translation: Website
Definition: A place on the World Wide Web that contains information about a person, organization, etc., and that usually consists of many Web pages joined by hyperlinks.
English translation: Headset
Definition: A device that holds an earphone and a microphone in place on a person’s head.
English translation: E-mail
Definition: A system for sending messages from one computer to another.
English translation: Browser
Definition: A computer program that is used to find and look at information on the Internet.
English translation: Eclipse
Definition: An occasion when the sun looks like it is completely or partially covered with a dark circle because the moon is between the sun and the Earth.
English translation: Charger
Definition: A device for charging storage batteries.
English translation: Microphone
Definition: An instrument whereby sound waves are caused to generate or modulate an electric current usually for the purpose of transmitting or recording sound (as speech or music).
English translation: Arithmetic
Definition: A branch of mathematics that deals usually with the non-negative real numbers including sometimes the transfinite cardinals and with the application of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to them.
English translation: Carpenter
Definition: A person whose job is to make or fix wooden objects or wooden parts of buildings.
English translation: Hyperlink
Definition: A highlighted word or picture in a document or Web page that you can click on with a computer mouse to go to another place in the same or a different document or Web page.
All definitions taken from Merriam Webster
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