Low-Flying Dove


kanto girl
"corner girl" (a hooker)

kalapating mababa ang lipad
"low-flying dove"
- euphemism for prostitute
- literary, romanticized term

Ano siya? Kanto girl?
What is she? A hooker?

Saan ba may prosti?
Where are there prostitutes?

Marami bang prosti doon?
Are there a lot of prostitutes there?

If you ever need the services of a call girl, say:

Kailangan ko ng babae.
I need a woman.

The Tagalog word puta literally means 'whore' but is used mostly as an expletive to express anger or frustration like 'fuck' in English.  It is also used in the expression Putang ina mo! (Your mother's a whore!) to express anger at someone.