Spelling variations: beke, biki
Bineke ako. / Biniki ako.
I had mumps.
Namamaga ang mukha kung may beke.
The face swells when with mumps.
Mumps, also called epidemic parotitism, is a disease caused by a virus. Most commonly, the salivary glands swell to enormous proportions.
Filipinos sometimes joke that they suffer from biki even when they don’t. For example, when you blow up a rubber balloon, the area of your cheeks, lower jaw and upper neck usually hurt from blowing too hard. You can say:
Biniki ako sa kaiihip ng hanging.
I got mumps from blowing air.