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Cebuano Phrase-Book

Manila, Tuesday, 21 February 2006

This short Cebuano phrase-book is derived from materials prepared by the Peace Corps, a US Government volunteer organization. The source for this is at the US Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

If you wish to find out more: the excellent Cebuano dictionary by John U. Wolff is available on line at Cornell University: Vol I (A-K) and Vol II (L-Z). This is by far the best dictionary available for Cebuano. However, be sure to read the introduction before using it.

I. Greetings and Leave takings on the Street

1. Good morning/afternoon/evening. 1. Maayong buntag/hapon/gabi-i.
2. Good morning, too. 2. Maayong buntag sab/pod.
3. Where are you going? 3. Asa ka paingon?/Asa ka?
4. Just there. 4. Diha lang/ra.
5. I am going to your place. 5. Moadto ko sa inyong lugar/lugar ninyo.
6. I am going to the market. 6. Moadto ko sa merkado/tabu-an.
7. Where have you been? 7. Diin ka gikan?/Diin ka?
8. When did you arrive? 8. Kanus-a ka miabot/niabot?
9. How are you? 9. Kumusta ka?
10. I am fine. And you? 10. Maayo, ikaw?
11. Fine, too /also. 11. Maayo sab/pod/gihapon.
12. Goodbye. 12. Babay.

II. Visiting a Home

1. Anybody home? 1. Maayo./Tagbalay.
2. Good morning /afternoon /evening. 2. Maayong buntag/hapon/gabi-i.
3. Oh, it's you. 3. Uy, ikaw diay.
4. Come on up./Come in. 4. Dayon/Saka/Sulod ngari.
5. May I come in? 5. Puwedeng mosulod/modayon?
6. Please be seated. 6. Lingkod, palihog.
7. Is there anything I can do for you? 7. Unsa may ato?/Unsay ato?
8. Would you care for a drink? 8. Moinom ka ba?/Inom ta.
9. I'm leaving now. 9. Moadto na ko.
10. I'm going home now. 10. Mopauli na ko.
11. It's getting late (at night). 11. Ngitngit na. /Gabi na.
12. Let's go. 12. Tana/Adto na ta.
13. I'll go ahead. 13. Mag-una ko (nimo).
14. See you next time. 14. Magkita na lang ta ug/ta'g usab.
15. Come again. 15. Balik-balik (lang).
16. Goodbye. 16. Babay.
17. Thank you very much. 17. Daghang salamat./Salamat kaayo.

III. Asking Peers for Biographical Information

1. What's your name? 1. Unsay ngalan mo/imong ngalan?
2. How old are you? 2. Pilayedad mo/imong edad?
3. Where are you from? 3. Taga-diin ka?
4. Where in the U.S.? 4. Asa/Diin sa Amerika?
5. Where do you live here? 5. Diin ka nagpuyo dinhi?
6. Are you married? 6. Minyo ka na/na ka?
7. Who are your parents? 7. Kinsa ang imong mga ginikanan?
8. Are your parents still alive? 8. Buhi pa ba ang imong mga ginikanan?
9. How many brothers and sisters do you have? 9. Pila igsoon nimo nga lalaki ug babaye?/ Pilay igsoon mong lalaki ug babaye?
10. Is he your brother /father? 10. Igsoon/tatay mo ba siya?
11. Is she your sister/mother? 11. Igsoon/nanay mo ba siya?
12. What's your job? 12. Unsay imong trabaho/trabaho nimo?

IV. Introducing Oneself to Elders or Officials

1. I am ___________________. 1. Ako si _______________.
2. I am from ________________. 2. Taga-___________ ko/ako.
3. I am _______ years old. 3. ____________ anyos na ako.
4. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer. 4. Peace Corps Volunteer ako.
5. I work for the Department of Agriculture. 5. Nagtrabaho ako sa D.A.
6. I will work here for two years. 6. Magtrabahao ako dinhi sa duha ka tuig.

V. Asking for and Giving Directions

1. Excuse me. May I ask something? 1. Kadyot lang. Puwedeng mangutana?
2. Where is the ___________? 2. Hain/Asa ang ___________?
3. Where are you going? 3. Asa ka moadto/paingon?
4. I'm going to the office. 4. Moadto ko sa opisina.
5. Are you going to town? 5. Moadto ka sa lungsod?
6. Is the church near? 6. Duol ba ang simbahan?
7. What place is this? 7. Unsang lugara 'ni?
8. What's the name of this street? 8. Unsay ngalan niining karsadaha?
9. Please show me the place. 9. Palihog ipakitaa nako ang lugar.
10. What ride do I take? 10. Unsay sakyan nako/ko?
11. Where do I catch the jeepney/bus? 11. Asa ko mosakay ug dyip/bus?
12. Where will I get off? 12. asa ko manaog?
13. How much is the fare? 13. Pila man ang plete?
14. Is this the place? 14. Mao ba 'ning lugara?
15. Turn left after the bridge. 15. Liko sa wala, unahan sa taytayan.
16. Turn right at the corner. 16. Liko sa tuo, diha sa kanto.
17. His house is near the market. 17. Duol sa merkado ang iyang balay.
18. The church is across the plaza. 18. Naa sa atbang sa plasa ang simbahan.
19. The hospital is behind the municipal hall. 19. Sa kilid sa munisipyo ang ospital.
20. The school is behind the church. 20. Naa sa likod sa simbahan ang eskuwelahan.

VI. Buying and Bargaining at the Market

1. What would you like to buy, ma'am? 1. Unsay gusto nimong paliton, ma'am?/Unsay imong paliton, ma'am?
2. How much is this? 2. Tagpila kini/'ni?
3. How much is a kilo? 3. Tagpila ang kilo?
4. It's too expensive. 4. Kamahal kaayo.
5. Is there a discount? 5. Wala na bay hangyo?
6. This is cheap. 6. Barato na 'ni.
7. How much do you want? 7. Pilay gusto mo/nimo?
8. Can you give it for P1.00? 8. Piso na lang?/Ikahatag ba nimog piso?
9. Give me a kilo of potatoes. 9. Taga-e ko ug usa ka kilong patatas.
10. Here is my payment. 10. Bayad, o.
11. Here is your change. 11. Sukli mo.
12. Is there anything else? 12. Unsa pa./Naa pay lain/uban?
13. C'mon. (An expression used to persuade the vendor to meet your terms.) 13. Sige na.
14. (I am your) regular customer. 14. Suki.

VII. Shopping at a Department Store

1. How much is this? 1. Tagpila kini/'ni?
2. Are your prices fixed? 2. Wala na bay hangyo?
3. Do you accept checks? 3. Modawat mo ug tseke?
4. Can I choose? 4. Puwedeng makapili/mopili?
5. May I see that? 5. Patan-awako ana./Tan-awan ko 'na?
6. Can I try it on? 6. Puwedeng isukod?/Pasukod/Solayi?
7. It's a little bit tight. 7. Hugot-hugot ug gamay/diyutay.
8. It's a little bit big. 8. Daku-daku ug gamay/diyutay.
9. It fits me. 9. Sakto kini/'ni nako./Sakto nako.
10. Does it shrink when washed? 10. Mokulo/Moku ba ni ug malabhan?
11. How many yards will you get? 11. Pila ka yarda ang kuhaon mo?
12. Please wrap it. 12. Pusta palihog/Putosa palihog.

VIII. Extending an Invitation to a Meeting As:

(a) Guest Speaker

1. Our group is planning to have a meeting on family planning. 1. May plano ang grupo nato nga magmiting 'ta sa family planning.
2. We would like to invite you to talk about family planning. 2. Gusto namon imbitaron ka aron pasultihon bahin sa family planning.
3. We will be honored if you accept the invitation. 3. Dako namong dungog ug dawaton mo ang imbitasyon.
4. Who will be at the meeting? 4. Kinsa ang moapil sa miting?

(b) Participant

1. We will have a meeting on Tuesday. 1. May miting 'ta sa Martes.
2. It would be nice to have you there. 2. Labing maayo kung tu-a ka.
3. We will talk about family planning. 3. Maghisgut/mag-estoryahay 'ta bahin sa family planning.
4. The meeting will start at 8 AM. 4. Magsugod ang miting alas otso sa buntag.
5. Our guest speaker will be in at 7:30. 5. Tu-a na ang guest speaker 7:30 sa buntag.
6. It would be good if we are there before the guest speaker. 6. Labing maayo ug tu-a na 'ta una pa moabot ang guest speaker.
7. Will you be able to come? 7. Makaadto ka ba/kaha?
8. I'll see you there. 8. Magkita na lang 'ta didto.
9. I'll be expecting you there. 9. Magpaabot ko nimo.

IX. Extending an Invitation to a Party

1. There will be a party at my house on Sunday. 1. May party /May hikay sa balay karong Linggo.
2. I would like to invite you to the party. 2. Gusto kong imbitaron ka.
3. Could you come? 3. Makaadto ka ba?
4. Bring along your sister/friend. 4. Pakuyoga/Paubana ang imong igsoon nga babaye/amiga/higala.
5. Many of our friends will come. 5. Kasagaran/Kadaghanan sa atong mga amigo moadto.
6. The party will be on Sept. 10 at 5:00 PM. 6. Sa Sept. 10, alas singko sa hapon ang party/hikay.
7. It will be an informal get-together. 7. Inato-ato ra god na.
8. We will expect you. 8. Magpaabot 'mi nimo.

X. Refusing an Invitation

1. I'm sorry, I won't be able to come because I have lots of things to do. 1. Pasensya lang, dili ko makaadto kay daghan ko ug trabahoon/buluhaton.
2. I can't assure you of my presence because I have lots of things to do. 2. Dili ko makasiguro nimo kay daghan ko ug buhaton.
3. I will not be able to attend because I have a meeting at __________. 3. Dili ko makaadto kay may miting ko sa _____________.
4. I will try next time. 4. Sasunod na lang./Sulayan ko sa sunod.
5. Thanks anyway for the invitation. 5. Salamat na lang sa imbitasyon.

XI. Invitational Expressions

1. Come visit/see us. 1. Bisitahi mi diri./Pakigkita namo.
2. Drop in. 2. Hapit una/usa.
3. Please come with me. 3. Kuyogi/Ubani ko, palihog.
4. Let's take a walk. 4. Manuroy/Manlakaw ta.
5. Come, let's go to ________. 5. Tana, moadto ta sa ________.
6. Let's rest for a while. 6. Mamahuway ta ug kadiyot/kadali.
7. Please help me. 7. Palihog tabangi ko.
8. Anytime./All the time. 8. Bisan unsang orasa.

XII. Mealtime

1. I'm hungry now. 1. Gutom /Gigutom ko.
2. Have you eaten yet? 2. Mikaon ka na?/Mikaon na ka?
3. Yes, sometime ago. 3. Oo, kaganiha lang.
4. Are we going to eat now? 4. Mokaon na ba ta karon?
5. Let's eat. 5. Mangaon ta.
6. Come join us. 6. Dali, mangaon ta.
7. The table is set./Food is ready. 7. Andam na ang lamisa./Andam na ang pagkaon.
8. Do you like ______? 8. Gusto nimo ang _________?
9. Please pass the ________. 9. Palihog ko'g dunol sa ___________.
10. The food is delicious. 10. Lami ang pagkaon.
11. Please take some more. 11. Palihog kuha pa/kuha lang.
12. I have good appetite. 12. Ganado ko.
13. I don't have any appetite. 13. Wala koy gana.
14. What do we have for breakfast/lunch/dinner? 14. Unsay atong pamahaw/paniudto/panihapon?
15. We are through eating. 15. Tapos na tag kaon.
16. I am full. 16. Busog na 'ko.
17. That's enough, thank you. 17. Sakto na, salamat.
18. That was a good meal! 18. Maayong pagkaon kadto.

XIII. Looking for a Person

1. Is the mayor in? 1. Ni-a ba ang meyor?
2. Where is he? 2. Hain siya miadto?
3. Will he be out for a long time? 3. Magdugay kaha siya?/Dugay pa siya?
4. What time will he be back? 4. Unsang orasa siya mobalik?
5. May I wait for him? 5. Puwede kahang maghulat/maghuwat ko niya?
6. I'm looking for __________. 6. Nangita ko si ___________.
7. Do you know where he/she lives? 7. Nahibawo ka ba kung asa siya nag-estar?
8. He is my friend and I want to speak to him. 8. Ako siyang amigo ug gusto ko makig-istorya niya.
9. Please tell him I came by. 9. Palihog ko ug sulti nga mianhi ko/ako.
10. Please tell him I'm coming back on ___. 10. Palihog ko ug sulti nga mobalik ko sa ___

XIV. Making a Telephone Call

1. Good morning/afternoon/evening. 1. Maayong buntag/hapon/gabi-i.
2. Can I speak to __________? 2. Puwedeng makigsulti ni________.
3. Who's on the line, please? 3. Kinsa 'ni, palihog?
4. Hold on./Wait a minute. 4. Kadiyot lang/Hulat ug kadiyot.
5. Is Mr./Miss _______around? 5. Naa ba si Mr./Miss _________?
6. No, he/she is not around. 6. Wala siya diri karon.
7. He/She went to ____________. 7. Miadto siya sa __________.
8. When is he/she coming back? 8. Kanus-a siya mobalik?
9. What time is he/she coming back? 9. Unsang orasa siya mobalik?
10. Please tell him/her that _____ called. 10. Palihog sultihi nga mitawag si ______.
11. Thank you. 11. Salamat.
12. You are welcome. 12. Way sapayan.

XV. Lending and Borrowing

1. Do you have a ____________? 1. Naa kay ___________?
2. May I borrow it? 2. Pahuwana ko, puwede?
3. Of course. 3. Pwede/Siyempre.
4. When do you think you can return it? 4. Kanus-a man nimi iuli?
5. Can you return it tonight? 5. Mauli ba nimo unyang /karong gabi-i?
6. I can't lend you my _______ because I'm going to use it. 6. Dili nako ikapanhuwam nimo ang kay ________ akong gamiton.
7. Please take care of it. 7. Ampingi baya na.
8. May I borrow it until tonight? 8. Puwedeng huwamon ko ni hangtud unyang gabi-i?
9. I don't have it. 9. Wala ko ana.
10. It was borrowed by ______. 10. Gihuwaman ni ____________.

XVI. Time

1. What time is it? 1. Unsang orasa na?/Unsa nang orasa?
2. It's ten o'clock. 2. Alas diyes na.
3. It's 1:30 P.M. 3. Ala una y media sa hapon.
4. What day is today? 4. Unsang adlawa karon? /Unsa rong adlawa?
5. Today is Monday. 5. Lunes karon.
6. Tomorrow is Tuesday. 6. Martes ugma.
7. Yesterday was Sunday. 7. Dominggo kahapon.
8. What date is Friday? 8. Unsang petsaha sa Biyernes?
9. When is your birthday? 9. Kanus-a ang adlaw nimo?
10. It's time for merienda. 10. Ting-meryenda na.
11. When are you leaving? 11. Kanus-a ka molarga?
12. When are you coming back? 12. Kanus-a ka mobalik?

XVII. Weather

1. It's warm. 1. Kaalimot/init.
2. It's cold. 2. Katugnaw.
3. It's windy. 3. Kahayahay/Kahangin.
4. It looks like it's going to rain. 4. Murag moulan/mouwan.
5. It's raining hard. 5. Kakusog sa ulan/uwan.
6. It looks like a typhoon might be coming. 6. Murag bagyuhon.
7. A lot of trees were hit by the lightning. 7. Daghang kahoy nga naigo sa kilat.
8. A lot of people died during the earthquake. 8. Daghang tawong nangamatay sa linog.
9. It's drizzling. 9. Nagtaligsik.
10. It rained very hard yesterday. 10. Nag-ulan ug kusog kahapon.
11. The road is muddy because it's rainy season already. 11. Malapok ang karsada kay ting-uwan na.
12. It's very hot because it's dry season already. 12. Alimuot kaayo kay ting-init na.
13. It's really very hot in the summertime. 13. Alimuot kaayo sa ting-init.

XVIII. On Physical Discomforts

1. How do you feel? 1. Naunsa ka?/Unsay paminaw/gibati nimo
2. I'm not feeling well. 2. Lain ang gibati /paminaw ko.
3. I am tired. 3. Gikapoy ko.
4. I think I' going down with a fever. 4. Murag kahilanaton ko.
5. My throat hurts. 5. Sakit ang tutunlan ko.
6. I'm sick. 6. May sakit ko.
7. I have a toothache. 7. Sakit ang akong ngipon.
8. My back aches. 8. Sakit ang likod ko/akong likod.
9. My neck hurts. 9. Sakit ang li-og ko.
10. I have a stomach ache. 10. Sakit ang tiyan ko.
11. I have diarrhea. 11. Nagkalibang ko.
12. My foot itches. 12. Katol ang akong tiil.
13. I feel cold. 13. Gitugnawko.
14. I feel dizzy. 14. Nalipong ko.
15. I'm nauseated. 15. Kasukaon ko.
16. Are you sick? 16. May sakit ka ba?
17. How long have you been sick? 17. Kanus-aka pa may sakit?
18. Do you have fever? 18. May hilanat ka ba?
19. Does it hurt? 19. Sakit ba?
20. How are you feeling now? 20. Unsa na ang paminaw mo karon?
21. Are you feeling better? 21. Maayo na ba ang mong pamati?
22. Has the child been crying a lot? 22. Nagsige ba ug hilak ang bata?
23. Hold the child please. 23. Palihog ko ug kupot sa bata.
24. Show it to me. 24. Ipakita nako.
25. Open your mouth. 25. Bukha/Nganga ang imong baba.
26. You need medicine /injection. 26. Kinahanglan o ang tambal/injection.
27. Take this pill. 27. Imna ning tabletas.
28. Swallow it. 28. Lamuya/Lamya/Tunla na.
29. Take this every four hours. 29. Tumara ni kada upat ka oras.
30. Put a little of this on your ____everyday. 30. Pagbutang ug diyutay niini_______ kada adlaw.
31. Don't let it get dirty. 31. Ayaw pasagdi nga magkahugaw.
32. Don't scratch it. 32. Ayaw ug kawota/kalota.
33. I'm thirsty. 33. Na-uhaw ako.
34. I'm sleepy. 34. Gi-uhaw ko.
35. I'm lazy. 35. Katulgon/Katugon ko.
36. I don't feel well today. 36. Gitapulan/Gitamad ko.

XIX. Expressing Annoyance, Disappointment, or Frustration

1. What took you so long? 1. Nganong nadugay ka?
2. Oh my! 2. Ay, sus!
3. It's your fault. 3. Sala nimo/Tungod nimo/Ikaw man gyud
4. It's too late. 4. Ulahi na./Uwahina.
5. It's a waste. 5. Ka usik./Lo-oy kaayo.
6. What a shame! 6. Makauulaw/Makauuwaw!
7. I told you so. 7. Gi-ingnan ta ka./Nag-ingon pa ko nimo.
8. It's none of your business. 8. Wa kay labot.
9. That's not right. 9. Dili na mao./Di na tinuod.
10. That's nothing serious. 10. Way bale na.
11. How irritating/annoying! 11. Makalagot/Makapungot/Buwisit.
12. How vulgar! 12. Bulgar kaayo/Bastos!
13. How awful! 13. Kalain/Haskang laina!
14. Well! 14. Hinuon!
15. So there. 15. Mao kana.
16. Of course./Naturally. 16. Siyempre./Natural.
17. Really? 17. Tinuod/Di-ay.

XX. Common Courtesies

1. Thank you. 1. Salamat.
2. You're welcome. 2. Way sapayan.
3. Excuse me./I'm sorry. 3. Tabi una./Pasayloako.
4. I didn't mean to do it. 4. Dili tinuyo/Wala nako tuyo-a.
5. Please don't be offended. 5. Ayawlang ug kasuko.
6. May I pass? 6. Paagi-a ko.
7. I don't understand. 7. Wa ko kasabot.
8. I don't know. 8. Ambot.
9. Just a minute./One moment, please. 9. Kadiyot/Kadali lang.
10. Please speak slowly. 10. Palihog hinaya pagsulti.
11. Please repeat. 11. Usba palihog.
12. I beg your pardon. 12. Una pa/Unsay gisulti mo?

XXI. Friendly Bantering

1. Anything you say. 1. Basta ikaw.
2. Cool down./Relax. 2. Kalmalang.
3. Lazybones. 3. Tapulan.
4. Crazy! 4. Buang/Buang-buang
5. Stupid/Simpleton! 5. Tanga.
6. Braggart 6. Hambug.
7. That's not true!(response to flattery) 7. Dili na tinu-od.
8. Rude/Crude/Dirty-minded. 8. Bastos./Hugaw ug huna-huna
9. Shameless. 9. Walay uwaw!
10. Liar! 10. Bakakon!
11. Cheapskate! 11. Kuripot!

XXII. Expressing Faith/Resignation to Fate

1. (Just) Be patient. 1. Pasensiya lang.
2. By God's grace. 2. Grasya sa Diyos/Ginoo.
3. God willing. 3. Pagbuotsa Diyos/Ginoo.
4. Come what may. 4. Bahala na.
5. Patience. 5. Pasensiya.
6. You can't do anything about it. 6. Wala /Wa kay mahimo.

XXIII. Making Concessions

1. Go ahead. 1. Sige, padayon.
2. Please do. 2. Sige lang.
3. What now?/What's next? 3. Unsa man karon/Unsay sunod?

XXIV. Expressing Appreciation/Praise

1. You have a pretty dress. 1. Nindot ang imong sinina.
2. You have a beautiful, very healthy child. 2. Guapa ang imong anak, himsog kaayo.
3. Your place is nice. 3. Nindot ang inyong lugar.
4. I like it here; it's peaceful 4. Gusto ko dinhi, malinawon/mingaw.
5. You're a good cook. 5. Maayo ka nga kusinera/kusinero.
6. You speak good English. 6. Maayo ka mosulti ug English.
7. I appreciate what you've done for me. 7. Ganahon ko niadtong imong gibuhat.
8. I like that. 8. Gusto ko 'na.

XXV. Miscellaneous Expressions

1. Never mind. 1. Ayaw na lang./pasagdi.
2. No big deal./No problem. 2. Way kaso/problema.
3. It's up to you. 3. Ikaw ang bahala .
4. Why not? 4. Nganong dili?
5. I'm in a hurry. 5. Nagdali ko.
6. Do you have loose change? 6. May sinsilyo/sinsiyo ka?
7. Should it be? 7. Mao kana?/Ingon ana?
8. Are you sure? 8. Sigurado ka?/Tinuod ka?
9. Are you finished/done? 9. Tapos ka na? /Human ka na?
10. Not yet./None yet. 10. Dili/Di pa./Wala/Wa pa.
11. What are you doing? 11. Nag-unsa ka?
12. Do you know him/her? 12. Nahibalo/Nahibawo/Nakaila ka niya?
13. I'll do it./I'll get it. 13. Ako na.
14. Come here. 14. Dali ngari/Dali ra gud/Ngari usa.
15. Who is your companion? 15. Kinsay kauban/kuyog nimo?
16. Come with me. 16. Du-ol/Dali nako/ngari.
17. I know him/her. 17. Kaila nako siya.
18. I don't remember. 18. Wa ko makahinumdom.
19. I forgot. 19. Nakalimot ko.
20. What is this? 20. Unsa kini/'ni?
21. What is that/that over there? 21. Unsa kana/'na?/Unsa kadto/'to?
22. Whose money is that? 22. Kang kinsang kuwarta na?
23. Why not? 23. Nganong dili?
24. Maybe/Perhaps. 24. Basin pa./Tingali..
25. I thought. 25. Abe nako.
26. Even then. 26. Bisan pa.
27. I wish. 27. Unta.
28. You see. 28. Kita mo?
29. That's too much. 29. Sobra na 'na.
30. I don't like that. 30. Dili ko na.
31. I have no time. 31. Wa koy oras.
32. Don't forget. 32. Ayaw ug/Ayaw'g kalimot.
33. Do it yourself. 33. Buhata lang./Buhatasa imong kaugalingon./Buhata kutobsa imong mahimo.

XXVI. Direction Words and Expressions

1. above/on 1. itaas/igbaw/ibabaw
2. under/below 2. ubos/silong/ilawom
3. beside 3. kilid sa/daplin/kiliran
4. near 4. du-ol
5. in/inside 5. sa sulod/sulod
6. outside 6. gawas
7. in front 7. atbang/atubangan
8. behind/back 8. likod
9. between/middle 9. taliwala/taliwa/tunga
10. far from 10. layo sa
11. here 11. dinhi
12. there 12. diha
13. over there 13. didto
14. up 14. taas/itaas
15. down 15. ubos
16. across 16. atbang
17. on the corner 17. sa eskina
18. this 18. kini/ni
19. that 19. kana/na
20. that over there 20. kadto/to
21. to the left/turn left 21. sa wala/liko sa wala/pawala
22. to the right/turn right 22. satu-o/liko sa tu-o/patuo
23. straight ahead/go straight 23. diretso/diretso lang

XXVII. Time Words and Expressions

1. a few days ago 1. milabay ang pila ka adlaw/ sa miaging pila ka adlaw
2. after/and then 2. pagkatapos/pagkahuman/unya
3. afternoon 3. hapon
4. again 4. utro/usab
5. always 5. pirmi/kanunay
6. at times/sometimes 6. sa oras/usahay
7. before (an action) 7. sa dili/di pa
8. date 8. petsa
9. dawn 9. kaadlawon
10. day 10. adlaw
11. day after tomorrow 11. sunod ugma
12. day before yesterday 12. niadtong usa ka adlaw
13. earlier/a while ago 13. sa sayo/dili pa dugay
14. early 14. sayo
15. evening 15. gabi-i
16. every 16. kada/matag
17. everyday 17. adlaw-adlaw/matag adlaw/kada adlaw
18. every Monday 18. kada/matag Lunes
19. half 19. tunga/midya
20. hour 20. oras
21. immediately 21. karon dayon
22. just/only 22. lang
23. later 23. unya/unyana
24. last night 24. kagabi-i
25. last week 25. sa miaging semana/niadtong usa ka semana/niadtong milabay nga semana
26. last year 26. sa miaging tuig/niadtong milabay ka tuig
27. many times 27. sa makadaghan
28. midnight 28. tungang gabi-i
29. month 29. buwan/bulan
30. next year 30. sa sunod tuig
31. noon 31. udto
32. now 32. karon
33. often 33. permi
34. on Monday 34. sa Lunes
35. once/at one time 35. ka usa/panagsa
36. seldom 36. tagsaon/talagsaon
37. someday 37. ugma damlag
38. soon/almost 38. dayon/dapit na
39. this morning 39. karong buntag
40. times 40. beses
41. today 41. karong adlawa
42. tomorrow 42. ugma
43. tonight 43. karong gabi-i
44. until 44. hangtud
45. used to 45. anad na/naanad
46. usually 46. kasagaran
47. while 47. mentras
48. year 48. tuig
49. yesterday 49. kagahapon
50. yesterday afternoon 50. kagahapon sa hapon

XVIII. Expressing Quantity

1. all 1. tanan
2. bundle 2. bugkos
3. can 3. lata
4. excess/more than 4. sobra/kapin ug
5. few/little 5. diyutay/gamay
6. five 6. lima
7. full/filled 7. puno/gisudlan
8. hundred 8. gatos
9. many/much/plenty 9. daghan/abunda kaayo
10. one 10. usa
11. pile 11. kamada
12. twenty 12. baynte
13. twenty centavos each 13. tagbante sentimos kada usa
14. two 14. duha
15. two for twenty-five centavos 15. duha, baynte singko sentimos
16. whole/entire 16. tanan/tibuok/intero

XIX. Colors

1. black 1. itum
2. blue 2. asul
3. brown 3. kape
4. gold 4. bulawan
5. green 5. berde
6. gray 6. abuhun
7. orange 7. orens
8. pink 8. rosa
9. red 9. pula
10. violet 10. bayole
11. white 11. puti
12. yellow 12. dalag/dag

XXX. Describing People

1. angry 1. suko
2. bad 2. ma-ut
3. beautiful/pretty 3. guapa/angayan
4. big 4. dako
5. careful/cautious 5. maampingon/pagmatngon
6. clean 6. limpyo
7. conceited/boastful 7. hambug
8. dark complexioned 8. tabunon
9. gentlemanly 9. buotan
10. handsome 10. guapo
11. happy/cheerful 11. malipayon/saya
12. honest/sincere 12. matinud-anon
13. humble 13. mapaubsanon
14. ignorant 14. ignorante/way kabangkaagan
15. intelligent/wise 15. brayt/makamao/ways/intelihente
16. mischievous/naughty 16. malditopilyo/pilya
17. modest/refined 17. hinhin/pino
18. noisy 18. sabaan/banhaan
19. old 19. tigulang/tiguwang
20. pitiful 20. makalulu-oy
21. polite/courteous 21. matinahuron
22. rich 22. datu/datunahon
23. diligent/hardworking 23. kugihan
24. dirty 24. hugaw/bulingon/lago
25. drunk 25. hubog
26. fair-complexioned 26. puti ug panit
27. sad 27. nagsubo/naguol
28. short 28. mubo
29. shy 29. mauwawon/maulawon
30. slow 30. hinayan/hinay
31. small 31. gamay
32. snobbish 32. isnabera/mau't
33. stout/fat 33. tambok
34. strict 34. estrikta/estrikto
35. strong 35. kusgan/kusog
36. stupid/dumb 36. buang/bugo
37. tall 37. taas
38. talkative 38. tabian/babaan/sabaan
39. thin/slim 39. niwang/daut
40. ugly 40. maut/ngil-ad/baul
41. young 41. bata-on/bata pa
42. pregnant 42. mabdus/nagsabak

XXXI. Describing Objects and Conditions

1. blunt 1. habu'
2. cheap 2. barato
3. clean 3. limpyo
4. deep 4. lalum
5. destroyed/broken 5. guba-on/bu-ak
6. dry 6. uga
7. durable 7. lig-on
8. empty 8. busiyo
9. expensive 9. mahal
10. foul-smelling 10. baho
11. fragrant 11. humot
12. full/filled 12. puno
13. hard/tough 13. gahi
14. heavy 14. bug-at
15. high 15. taas/habog
16. light 16. ga-an
17. long 17. ta-as
18. loose 18. lu-ag
19. low 19. mubo/ubos
20. old 20. daan/karaan
21. rugged 21. rugged
22. shallow 22. mabaw
23. sharp 23. ha-it
24. short 24. mubo
25. small 25. gamay
26. smooth/fine 26. hamos/pino
27. smooth/levelled 27.
28. soft/tender 28. humok
29. square 29. kwadrado
30. straight 30. tul-id
31. thick/dense 31. baga
32. thin 32. nipis/niwang
33. wet 33. basa
34. wide 34. lapad

XXXII. Descriptive Words for Clothes

1. bright colored 1. hayag
2. faded 2. lubaron
3. pressed/ironed 3. inutaw
4. tight/smug 4. hu-ot
5. stained 5. mansado
6. wrinkled/creased 6. lumi/kusnot

XXXIII. Descriptive Words for Food

1. alive 1. buhi
2. bitter 2. pa-it
3. bland 3. tab-ang
4. cold 4. bug-naw
5. cooked 5. luto
6. crisp 6. kagubkob
7. decayed/spoiled/rotten 7. pan-os/lata
8. delicious/tasty 8. lami/lami-an
9. fresh 9. lab-as/presko
10. hot/warm 10. init
11. hot as in pepper 11. halang/haang
12. mature/ripe 12. hinog/gulang
13. nutritious 13. masustansya
14. raw 14. hilaw
15. ripe (for fruits) 15. hinog
15. salty 15. parat
16. sour 16. aslom
17. sweet 17. tam-is
18. young 18. linghod

XXXIV. Descriptive Words for the Weather

1. bad 1. dautan
2. bright/clear 2. hayag
3. cloudy 3. mapanganuron
4. dark 4. dag-om
5. dusty 5. abogon
6. humid 6. init/alindanga
7. muddy 7. lapokon
8. rainy 8. ulanon
9. windy 9. hangin/hanginon

XXXV. Body Parts

1. arm 1. bukton
2. armpit 2. ilok
3. back 3. buko-buko
4. body 4. lawas
5. bone 5. bukog
6. breasts 6. suso/totoy
7. buttocks 7. lubot
8. cheek 8. aping
9. chest 9. dughan
10. ear 10. dung-gan
11. elbow 11. siko
12. eye 12. mata
13. eyelashes 13. pilok
14. face 14. nawang
15. feet 15. ti-il
16. finger 16. tudlo
17. fontanel 17. hubon
18. forehead 18. agtang
19. hand 19. kamot
20. hair 20. buhok
21. head 21. ulo
22. heart 22. kasingkasing
23. heel 23. tikod
24. hip 24. bat-ang
25. leg 25. bali-is
26. lip 26. ngabil
27. mouth 27. baba
28. nail 28. kuko
29. nape 29. tangkogo
30. nose 30. ilong
31. palm 31. palad
32. penis 32. otin
33. shoulder 33. abaga
34. skin 34. panit
35. sole 35. lapa-lapa
36. stomach 36. tiyan
37. thigh 37. paa
38. toe 38. tudlo sa tiil
39. tongue 39. dila
40. tooth 40. ngipon
41. vagina 41. bilat
42. waist 42. ha-wak

XXXVI. Parts of a Plant

1. bud 1. potot
2. flower 2. bulak
3. leaf 3. dahon
4. root 4. gamot
5. seed 5. liso
6. stem/branch 6. sanga

XXXVII. Parts of a Tree

1. bark 1. panit
2. flower 2. bulak
3. leaf 3. dahon
4. root 4. gamot
5. trunk 5. puno-an
6. twig 6. sanga

XXXVIII. Vegetables

1. banana blossoms 1. puso sa saging
2. bean sprouts 2. tawgi
3. bitter melon/ampalaya 3. paliya
4. cabbage 4. repolyo
5. cassava 5. kamoteng kahoy
6. Chinese cabbage/pechay 6. petsay
7. corn 7. mais
8. cucumber 8. pipino
9. garlic 9. ahos
10. ginger 10. luy-a
11. horse radish 11.
12. lettuce 12. letis
13. lima beans 13.
14. mongo beans 14. mongos
15. mushroom 15. uhong
16. mustard 16. mustasa
17. okra 17. okra
18. onion 18. ahos
19. pepper 19. sili
20. potato 20. patatas
21. raddish 21. rabanos
22. snap beans 22.
23. snow peas 23.
24. soy beans 24.
25. string beans 25. batong
26. squash/pumpkin 26. kalbasa
27. swamp cabbage 27.
28. sweet potato 28. kamote
29. taro 29.
30. tomato 30. tamates
31. white squash 31. balanliyong
32. winged beans 32.
33. yam (violet in color) 33. ube
34. yam (native turnip) 34. gabi

XXXIX. Fruits

1. apple 1. mansanas
2. banana 2. saging
3. black Java plum 3. lomboy
4. breadfruit 4. kolo
5. calamansi (native lemon) 5. lemonsito
6. cantaloupe 6. melon
7. cashew 7. kasoy
8. chestnut 8.
9. coconut (young full of soft meat) 9. butong
10. grape 10. ubas
11. guava 11. bayabas
12. jackfruit 12. nangka
13. lanzones 13. buwahan/lansones
14. mango 14. manga
15. orange 15. orens
16. papaya 16. kapayas
17. peanut 17. mani
18. pomelo 18. bu-ongan
19. sapodilla fruit 19.
20. star apple 20. kaymito
21. sugar apple 21. atis
22. water melon 22. pakwan

XL. Trees

1. abaca/Manila hemp 1. abaca
2. bamboo 2. kawayan
3. cocoa 3. kakaw
4. coconut 4. lubi
5. coffee 5. kape
6. kapok 6. kapok
7. mahogany 7. mahogany
8. molave 8. molave
9. narra 9. narra
10. needle pine 10.
11. palms
anahaw anahaw
buri buli
nipa nipa
12. rattan 12. uway
13. rubber 13. guma

XLI. Animals

1. bull 1. toro
2. carabao/water buffalo 2. kalabaw
3. cat 3. iring
4. chick 4. piso
5. chicken 5. manok
6. cow 6. baka
7. crocodile 7. buaya
8. dog 8. iro
9. duck 9. itik
10. frog 10. baki
11. gecko 11. tiki
12. goat 12. kanding
13. goose 13. gangsa
14. hen 14. himonga-an
15. horse 15. kabayo
16. lizard 16. tiki/tabili
17. monkey 17. unggoy
18. mouse/rat 18. ilaga
19. pig 19. baboy
20. puppy 20. itoy
21. rabbit 21. koneho/rabit
22. rooster 22. sunoy
23. sheep 23. karnero
24. snake 24. bitin/halas
25. tadpole 25. ulo-ulo
26. turtle 26. bao
27. turkey 27. pabo

XLII. Birds

1. crow 1. uwak
2. dove/pigeon 2. pati
3. eagle 3. agila
4. hawk 4. banog
5. owl 5.
6. parrot 6. piriko
7. sparrow 7. gorion

XLIII. Insects

1. ant 1. hulmigas
2. bee 2. buyog
3. butterfly 3. alibangbang
4. chicken flea 4.
5. cockroach 5. ok-ok
6. dragonfly 6. alindahaw
7. flea 7.
8. fly 8. langaw
9. louse 9. kuto
10. mosquito 10. lamok
11. moth 11. anunugba
12. spider 12. kaka
13. termite 13. anay
14. wasp 14. lapinig
15. worm 15. wati

XLIV. Natural Occurrences and Elements

1. air/wind 1. hangin
2. breeze 2. huyohoy
3. cloud/fog/mist 3. panganod
4. cyclone/tornado 4.
5. dawn/sunrise 5. kaadlawan/subang sa adlaw
6. dew 6. yamog
7. drizzle/shower 7. taligsik
8. dust 8. abog
9. earthquake 9. linog
10. fire/flame 10. kalayo
11. lightning 11. kilat
12. moon 12. bulan
13. mud 13. lapok
14. rain 14. ulan
15. rainbow 15. bangaw
16. sky/heaven 16. langit
17. smoke 17. aso
18. soil 18. yuta
19. star 19. bito-on
20. steam 20.
21. stone 21. bato
22. sun 22. adlaw
23. sunset 23. salop sa adlaw
24. thunder 24. dugdog
25. typhoon 25. bagyo
26. water 26. tubig
27. wave 27. balod

XLV. Topographical Terms

1. bay 1.
2. beach 2. baybayon
3. creek 3. sapa
4. city 4. syudad
5. coast 5. baybayon
6. field/farm 6. uma
7. forest 7. lasang
8. hill 8. bungtod
9. island 9. isla
10. lake 10. linaw
11. mountain 11. bukid
12. mouth of river 12.
13. ocean/sea 13. dagat
14. province 14. lalawigan/probinsya
15. region 15. rehiyon
16. river 16. suba
17. road/street 17. kalye/dalan
18. scenery 18. talan-awon
19. spring 19. tubod
20. town 20. lungsod
21. village 21. barangay
22. volcano 22. bulkan
23. waterfall 23. busay

XLVI. Parts of the House

1. bathroom 1. banyo
2. ceiling 2. kisame
3. dining room 3. kan-anan
4. door/doorway 4. pultahan
5. downstairs 5. silong
6. floor 6. salug
7. garage 7. garahe
8. kitchen 8. kusina
9. light 9. suga
10. living room 10. sala
11. post 11. poste
12. porch 12. balkan
13. railing 13.
14. roof 14. atop
15. room 15. kwarto
16. sink 16. hugasan
17. stairs 17. hagdanan
18. toilet 18. kasilyas
19. upstairs 19. ta-as
20. wall 20. bung-bong
21. window 21. bintana
22. window ledge 22.

XLVII. Things in the House

1. bed 1. katre
2. bedspread 2. bidsprid
3. blanket 3. habol
4. calendar 4. kalendaryo
5. chair 5. siya/lingkoranan
6. clock 6. reto
7. closet 7. aparador
8. curtain 8. kurtina
9. dresser 9. drisir
10. flower vase 10. plorera
11. mat 11. banig
12. mirror 12. salamin
13. mosquito net 13. moskitero
14. pillow 14. unlan
15. pillow case 15. punda
16. radio 16. radyo

XLVII. Kitchen Utensils

1. basin 1. panlang-gana
2. bolo 2. sundang
3. bowl 3. panaksan
4. can opener 4. abridor
5. colander/strainer 5. sa-an
6. cup 6. tasa
7. dining table 7. lamesa sa kan-anan
8. dipper 8. kabo
9. faucet 9. gripo
10. fork 10. tinidor
11. glass 11. baso
12. kettle 12. takuri
13. knife/kitchen knife 13. kutsilyo
14. ladle 14. luwag
15. napkin 15. napkin
16. oven 16. oben
17. pail 17. balde
18. plate 18. plato
19. saucer 19. platito
20. spoon 20. kutsara
21. stove 21. stob
22. table cloth 22. mantel
23. teaspoon 23. kutsarita

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Pepperrona wrote:
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:35:29 PHT
Perfect! Thank you very much for this! :)
Pakwan wrote:
Saturday, 30 November 2013 10:35:22 PHT
Hay salamat. Maraming salamat po sa translations!!
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Sunday, 15 September 2013 23:09:57 PHT
thank you for this page and please by all means if you can load more conversational for dating that would be AWESOME ! GOOD JOB !
John Morris wrote:
Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:40:26 PHT
What a great resource! I have friends from Pangasinan, Davao, and the Capital Region, so I am always learning a bit of Cebuano, Ilokano and Tagalog. This is exactly the kind of resource a person like me needs to pave the way to more complicated interaction with friends, because it really helps my understanding of grammar fundamentals, which are my huge problem. Thanks! :-)
Bob Fluhr wrote:
Thursday, 10 January 2013 20:03:40 PHT
Excellent. I actually live in Bohol, on Panglao Island. I have lived and worked in Manila, so picked up some basic Tagalog, but find that people are mystified when I use Tagalog phrases here. I said to someone once, "you watch Pinoy Blockbusters all the time. They are speaking Tagalog. You understand. Why can you not understand me?" He replied, "That's different, that's a movie". Anyway, there are many books available on Tagalog but none that I can find on Visayan, so this is a big help. many thanks to those who took the time to put this together. Kuya Bob

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