SINGKIT

This Filipino word is Chinese in origin.


singkit
with slanted eyes


Singkit si Nena.

Nena has slanted eyes.


Karamihan sa mga Tsinoy ay singkit ang mata.
Most Chinese Filipinos have slanted eyes.



This word in Tagalog doesn't sound as politically incorrect as the translation would suggest to American liberals.



Related Filipino word:


tsinita / chinita
a girl or young woman who has Northeast Asian, particularly Chinese, features
(fair skin, smaller eyes than native Filipinos)