KALBO

from the Spanish calvo

 

 

kalbo
bald, without hair

Kalbo ako.
I am bald.

Kalbo siya.
He is bald.

Kalbo si Lolo.
Grandfather is bald.


kalbong babae
a bald woman

kalbong lalaki
a man with no hair
 

makalbo
to become bald


Nag-iingat ako dahil ayaw kong makalbo.
I'm being careful because I don't want to become bald. 
 


Nakakalbo ka na ba?

Are you getting bald?

Nakakalbo na yata ako.
I think I'm getting bald.



A funny-sounding slang word for 'bald' is bokal, an inversion of the syllables in kalbo.