Dagyaw = “community support work” Continue reading “DAGYAW”
pagkamapilit, pagpupumilit; pagtitiyaga, pagtataman; pananatili, pamamalagi; sigasig, sigsa
Ang kulit niya!
He/She just keeps nagging me, bothering me.
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fastidious, “high maintenance
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walang-galang, mahalay; magaspang, bulgar, mumurahin
If you tell a woman a crude joke, you are very bastos. To answer back to your grandmother or anyone older than you is bastos in Filipino culture.
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root word: landi
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derived from the English ‘sex maniac’
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This word is almost always seen only in the phrase ningas-kugon (ningas kugon), which means “flaming cogon grass” or figuratively, quickly going up in flames. It refers to the Filipino cultural trait of very enthusiastically starting things, but then quickly losing enthusiasm soon after.
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root word: makisama, from sama (“to go with”)
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