LANGAW

langaw
house fly

scientific name: Musca domestica


isang malaking langaw
a big fly

ang langaw
the fly


patay na langaw
dead fly


Pinatay ni Obama ang langaw.
Obama killed the fly.


langawin
infested with flies


nilangaw
to have almost no one show up at an event − just flies


Komedya ng mga Langaw (tula ni Joe Lad Santos)
Comedy of Flies (poem by Joe Lad Santos)

Pangatlong Gantimpala
Third Prize, 1979

Pambansang Timpalak sa Pagsulat ng Tula
National Competition in Poetry Writing

In 2006, Kristian Sendon Cordero won second prize in Filipino short fiction category of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for “Langaw” (Fly).

*The Tagalog word for 'to fly' is lipad.

bangaw
large fly, blowfly