Obosen is a word thrown into online discussions by critics of the Duterte administration, as a way of making fun of his supporters whose primary language is not English or Tagalog… or are lesser educated such that they often misspell what should be simple words for Tagalog speakers. Continue reading “OBOSEN”
bago, magkaiba, iba-iba- di-katulad, di-kaparis, sari-sari
other, another, different, else
A one-letter word from Spanish.
tikho o malakas na hanging nanggagaling sa lalamunan at baga at ibinubuga sa bibig
This Tagalog word is from the English language.
This is likely influenced by the Spanish word domingo. The Malay word is minggu, from the Portuguese domingo.
The word linggo can mean ‘Sunday’ or ‘week.’
(To compare, the Spanish word for ‘week’ is semana.)
katapusan ng linggo
end of the week
archaic spelling: ubi
The plant that bears ube has the scientific name Dioscorea alata. It has heart-shaped leaves. Ube is also known in English as water yam or winged yam. On the island of Hawaii, it is known as uhi.
from the Spanish word lunes