DAGYAW

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KULIT

pagkamapilit, pagpupumilit; pagtitiyaga, pagtataman; pananatili, pamamalagi; sigasig, sigsa

kulit
stubbornness, peskiness

Ang kulit niya!
He/She just keeps nagging me, bothering me.

makulit
importunate

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MAARTE

maarte
pretentious, finicky
fastidious, “high maintenance

maarte
persnickety, fussy

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BASTOS

walang-galang, mahalay; magaspang, bulgar, mumurahin

bastos
rude, impertinent
impolite, vulgar

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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MALANDI

root word: landi

malandi
flirtatious, sensuous

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MANYAKIS

derived from the English ‘sex maniac’

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NINGAS

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.

ningas
flame

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PAKIKISAMA

root word: makisama, from sama (“to go with”)

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