Study ‘Harana’ (Serenade)


HARANA (Serenade) by Parokya ni Edgar

Original Tagalog Lyrics

Uso pa ba ang harana?
Marahil ikaw ay nagtataka
Sino ba ‘tong mukhang gago?
Nagkandarapa sa pagkanta
At nasisintunado sa kaba

Meron pang dalang mga rosas
Suot nama’y maong na kupas
At nariyan pa ang barkada
Nakaporma naka-barong
Sa awiting daig pa
minus one at sing along

Koro:
Puno ang langit ng bituin
At kay lamig pa ng hangin
Sa ‘yong tingin ako’y nababaliw
Giliw..
At sa awitin kong ito
Sana’y maibigan mo
Ibubuhos ko ang buong puso ko
Sa isang munting harana para sa ‘yo

Hindi ba’t parang isang sine
Isang pelikulang romantiko
Hindi ba’t ikaw ang bidang artista
at ako ay iyong leading man
Sa istoryang nagwawakas
sa pag-ibig na wagas

Free English Translation

Are serenades still in fashion?
Perhaps you’re wondering
Who’s this looking stupid
Over-eagerly singing
So nervous he’s out of tune

He’s even holding roses
But wearing faded jeans
And with his buddies too
Wearing formal attire
Belting out a song
that can beat karaoke

Chorus:
The sky is full of stars
And the wind is cold too
I go crazy at your glance
Beloved…
And with this, my song
I hope you like it
I’ll pour out my heart
In this humble serenade for you

Isn’t it like a movie
A romantic film
Aren’t you the star
and I’m your leading man
In a story that ends
in a love that is perfect.


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Talking to Babysitter / Nanny

 

yaya
nanny / babysitter

bata
a child

anak ko
my child

alagaan
to take care of

Alagaan mo ang anak ko.
Take care of my child.

patulugin
to put to bed.

Patulugin mo siya.
Put him/her to bed.

alagaan
to take care of

Alagaan mo siya.
Take care of him/her.

bantayan
to keep an eye on

Bantayan mo siya.
Watch him/her.
(Keep an eye on him/her.)

pakainin
to feed

Pakainin mo siya.
Feed him/her.

paliguan
to bathe

Paliguan mo siya.

Give him/her a bath.
 

 

Tagalog Phrases for Pacquiao vs Rios

The “Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Ríos” fight was held on 24 November 2013 at the Venetian Macau resort & hotel in Macau.

Tikman mo ang kamao ko.
Taste my fist.

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Tagalog Words for Pacquiao vs. Rios Fight

The “Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Ríos” fight was held on 24 November 2013 at the Venetian Macau resort & hotel in Macau.

kamao
fist

suntok
punch

suntukan
boxing match

laban
fight

boksingero
boxer

tumba
fall

mabilis, mabagal
fast, slow

kanan, kaliwa
right, left

Tagalog Phrases for Pacquiao vs Marquez Fight

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez IV, billed as Fight of the Decade, was unofficially referred to as deciding the World Boxing Organization’s “Champion of the Decade.” It was the fourth meeting of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. The bout was held on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Tagalog Words for Pacquiao vs. Marquez Fight

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez IV, billed as Fight of the Decade, was unofficially referred to as deciding the World Boxing Organization’s “Champion of the Decade”. It was the fourth meeting of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. The bout was held on December 8, 2012, in the United States, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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