Study ‘Sitsiritsit, Alibangbang’

The Tagalog word sitsiritsit or chitchiritchit doesn’t really mean anything. It’s just to call someone’s attention. The song in general is one of those traditional ditties that are funny in being nonsensical.

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Study ‘Paruparong Bukid’

This song compares a woman to a mountain butterfly.

TAGALOG SONG LYRICS

Paruparong bukid na lilipad-lipad
Sa gitna ng daan papagapagaspas
Isang bara ang tapis
Isang dangkal ang manggas
Ang sayang de kola
Isang piyesa ang sayad

May payneta pa siya — uy!
May suklay pa man din — uy!
Nagwas de-ohetes ang palalabasin
Haharap sa altar at mananalamin
At saka lalakad nang pakendeng-kendeng.

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‘Anak’ Song: English Translation

Anak (Child) by Freddie Aguilar

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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

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The Famous Poem ‘Trees’ in Tagalog

Rufino Alejandro’s Tagalog translation of Joyce Kilmer’s famous English poem “Trees” Continue reading “The Famous Poem ‘Trees’ in Tagalog”

Kung Ikaw Lang Sana…

A short Tagalog love poem!

Kung Ikaw Lang Sana

Kung ikaw lang sana ay isang bituin
Saka ako’y buwang lagi mong kapiling
Suyuin man kita kung gabing malalim
Walang mapangutyang lilibak sa atin
Sa likod ng ulap, ikaw ay akin din.

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Ang Kaibigang Tunay (Translation)

This is the study guide for the Tagalog poem Ang Kaibigang Tunay, a short children’s poem about friendship. The word Siya can refer to a He or a She. Continue reading “Ang Kaibigang Tunay (Translation)”

Tagalog Translation of “The Poet”

This is a Tagalog translation by Aniceto F. Silvestre of the famous part of Kahlil Gibran’s poem The Poet. Continue reading “Tagalog Translation of “The Poet””