LANGAW

langaw
house fly

scientific name: Musca domestica
 
 
mga langaw
flies


patay na langaw
dead fly
 
 
ang langaw
the fly


Pinatay ni Obama ang langaw.
Obama killed the fly.
 
 
isang malaking langaw
a big 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)


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