PANAHON

This Tagalog word can mean both ‘weather’ and ‘time’.

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ORAS

This word is from the Spanish horas (meaning: ‘hours’).

oras
hour, time

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SALAPI

The Tagalog word salapi used to mean a fifty-centavo coin in the old days. It is now used to mean “money” in general.

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SIRIT

Slang word possibly from the English phrase “Let’s hear it” or less likely “Share it.”

sirit
give up guessing the answer to a riddle

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NAG-AARAL

root word: aral, meaning ‘lesson’
 

nag-aaral
learning, studying

 
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MAG-ARAL

root word: aral, meaning ‘lesson’

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KUPAS

kupás: faded

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APIR

likely from the English words “up here”

apir
high-five

Apir.
Up here.
“Gimme five… Up here!”

Nanalo tayo. Apir! 
We won. High five!

umapir
did a high-five


umapir
appeared

Umapir sa telebisyon.
Appeared on television.

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