Chinese Loan Words in Tagalog

sungki = protruding tooth

bimpo - face towel

bakya = wooden clog

hikaw = earrings

husi = cloth woven from silk thread or fibers

lawlaw = dangling downward, loose

sakya = wooden clogs

sansoy = a covering made of palm leaves fitted and sewn together, used by farmers as protection agaisnt rain

tiho = bar of gold

tutsang = short hair on woman's head

apiyan = opium

kuyo = Chinese plaster applied to boils

pinse = borax

singkak = bitter-tasting drug for diarrhea and indigestion

huwipe = torch

katang = to carry something heavy

puntaw = dustpan

susi = key

tanglaw = light

tinghoy = wick lamp in oil-filled glass

tinsim / timsim = lampwick

huwana = terms used by Hokkien speakers to refer to Filipinos "foreign son"

sanglay = Chinese trader

giyan = to develop a fondess or propensity for an activity

hiya = shame, embarrassment, timidity

kiya = pecularian or characterisitc gait or posture

selan = delicacy, fastidiousness

samlang = unclean, dierty

singki = greenhorn, beginner

switik = artful, sly, cunning

tuwatsat = fool, deceive

bantiti = delay

kiyaw-kiyaw = useless fretting or flurry

kuwekong = pimp

paslang
= to kill

pusiyaw = paleness, discoloration, discredit, dishonor

suwat = to be rebuffed

buwisit = unlucky

suya = disgust, surfeit

tiyak = sure, certain

guya = young carabao

kiti = chick

kuling = a kind of bird

lawin = hawk

suwahe = species of small shrimp

tanga = potato bug or potato worm

tuwabak = big-eyed herring

tuwakang = adult anchovy

sabsab = to eat like a pig or a dog

samyo = fragrance; a pleasant or agreeable smell

hukbo = army

santso = fishing raft made of bamboo with a large fishing net

taykong = overseer of fishing trip

hungkoy = a mechanical man-operated device used in winnowing threshed rice

lithaw = a kind of crude agricultural implement for plowing

ditsoy = shoemaker's welting awl with a curved and grooved end

teham = a running cut on the outer sole of a shoe into which the stitches are made and covered

lete = inner sole

baktaw = carpenter's linemarker

kusot = sawdust

puthaw = small ax with a short handle

ubak = black ink

gintsam = chisel used by smiths for cutting large pieces of gold

kutiyam = anvil-like block of iron with graduated grooves or cavities on the surface or sides; used by smiths for shaping or rounding things

lebuwa = metal dust, powder or shavings on a smith's table after the day's work

liyankoy = small working board attached to the tokoy for support when filing or sawing

siyato = a two- or three=edged finishing tol for smoothing scratches left by a coarse file

suwapan = device with holes of graduated diameters used in gauging metal thread or wires used by goldsmiths

tanso = copper

tiyam = board, anvil

tokoy = goldsmith's working table

tsambuwa = pieces, carvings, shavings or dust of gold or silver left on the smith's table

tuwa = drawer for keeping tools or objects being made by smiths

katay = to butcher, to cut into pieces

kuwatsoy = broad-bladed pick used in quarrying

punki = receptacle for carrying sand, stone, line used by masons

wayukak = container made of bronze for holding borax and water for welding



pakyaw = wholesale buying

suki - long-standing customer or client

huweteng = number-pairing game

kang = uniform design in mah-jong

kuwaho = gambling game using playing cards

pong = a term used in mah-jong

ton = percentage cut of a gambling taken from winners

sotsuwa = medicinal / straw paper useed in making suob when driving away evil spirits

siyukoy = mermaid

wisit = mascot kept for good luck