Filipino Culture

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Important Concepts in Filipino Culture


Mahahalagang Konsepto sa Kulturang Pilipino

Important Concepts in Filipino Culture


pamilya
family

pagtitiwala sa Panginoon
trust in God

pagiging magalang
being respectful, especially to older people

pagtitiis
perseverance, forbearance

tadhana
fate

utang na loob
debt of gratitude

amor proprio
self-esteem

pakikiramay
showing compassion and sympathy
pagtutulungan
helping neighbors

bayanihan
community spirit

pakikisama
getting along

delicadeza
discretion

palabra de honor
word of honor

mabuting pagtanggap
hospitality

pamahiin
superstition

hiya
shame


ningas-kugon / ningas kugon
"flaming cogon grass" = quickly going up in flames
- refers to the Filipino cultural trait of very enthusiastically starting things, but then quickly losing enthusiasm soon after
   

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