SAWIKAIN

root word: wika (language, something uttered)

sawikain
an idiom, an idiomatic expression


sometimes mistaken for the Tagalog word salawikain (proverb)


Mga Halimbawa ng Sawikain
Examples of Tagalog Idioms


kumukulo ang dugo
"blood is boiling" = is very angry


masama ang loob
"inside is bad" = is harboring a grudge towards someone


mabigat ang kamay
"hand is heavy" = lazy


isulat sa tubig
"write on water" = forget about it


mababaw ang luha
"tears are shallow" = used to describe someone who easily cries