Study ‘Bahay Kubo’ Song

This is the Study Guide for the Tagalog folk song Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut).

Listen to the pronunciation of the following Tagalog words:


bahay = house
kubo = hut
kahit = even though
munti = small, meager, humble
sari-sari = varied, of different kinds
saka = also
mayroon = there are
paligid = around the area
puro = all
puno ng = full of

halaman = plant
singkamas = jicama (Mexican turnip)
talong = eggplant
sigarilyas = winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, from the Spanish seguidillas)

mani = peanut
sitaw = string bean
bataw = lablab bean (Dolichos lablab)
patani = lima bean
kundol = wax gourd (Benincasa hispida)

patola = loofah (Luffa acutangula)
upo = bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)
kalabasa = squash
upo’t kalabasa = upo and kalabasa (‘t is short for at, meaning ‘and’)

labanos = radish
mustasa = mustard
sibuyas = onion
kamatis
= tomato
bawang = garlic
luya = ginger
linga = sesame

Other variations of the last line include
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.” and “Sa paligid-ligid ay maraming linga.