Seasons in the Philippines

In the Philippines, “summer” is from around March to May. The rainy season with strong typhoons is from June to November.

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Tagalog Numbers 21-30

The Tagalog word for ‘number’ is bilang. The Filipino word is numero.

Dalawampu
Twenty (20)

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‘June’ in Tagalog

The Filipino word Hunyo comes from the Spanish junio.

Hunyo
June

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Weather in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘weather’ is panahon. (Note that panahon can also mean ‘time.’)

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Tagalog Numbers 31 – 100

The Tagalog words for ‘number’ are bilang and numero.

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Filipino Slang – Inverted Syllables

These are examples of Filipino slang words formed from the switching of the order of the syllables of the original words.

tsikot, from kotse
car

goli, from ligo
to take a bath

golets, from the English phrase
Let’s go.

astig, from tigas
tough

gasmati, from matigas
hard-headed or stubborn

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Examples of Filipino Slang Words

A sampling of Filipino slang words:

yosi
cigarette

dehins
nope

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‘Friend’ in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘friend’ is
kaibigan.

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