Furniture and Around the House

The native Tagalog term for 'bedroom' is silid-tulugan, but is not commonly used. The word kuwarto or kwarto comes from the Spanish cuarto and strictly means any type of room. In most contexts in the Philippines, it refers to a bedroom. At a hotel's front desk, you'd say, Kailangan namin ng kwarto (We need a room).


kuwarto
room

kusina
kitchen

banyo
bathroom

bahay
house

sala
living room

kumedor
dining room

In Spanish, la mesa means 'the table.' But in Tagalog, it has evolved into a single word: lamesa. Also, the Castilian-pronounced Spanish word silla, meaning 'chair,' has become silya in Tagalog. (A common Tagalog word for 'seat' is upuan.) The Tagalog word for couch, sopa, also comes from the Spanish sofá, hence the accent on the second syllable, instead of on the first as in English.


silya
chair

kama
bed


lamesa
table

 

tokador
dresser


aparador
cabinet


sopa
couch / sofa

pinto
door


bintana
window


mirror
salamin

pillow
unan

sahig
floor


ceiling
kisame

bubong
roof


hagdanan
stairs