MIYERKULES

from the Spanish word miercoles

Miyerkules
Wednesday

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ANG

The Tagalog word ang is often translated as ‘the’ but it does not always have an English translation.
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NA

Two common uses for the word na.

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LUKSONG-LUBID

Luksong Lubid
= Jump Rope, Skipping Rope

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SUWERTE

This is from the Spanish word suerte.

suwerte
luck, fortune

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PALAD

The word palad can mean two different things, although the meanings are related.

palad
palm of the hand

palad
luck, fortune, fate

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HIMUTOK

himutok: deep resentment, loud sigh, “outcry”

This is like a more serious form of tampo over some major disappointment. (Tampo is often a woman-associated term that is considered fairly trivial.)

past tense: naghimutok

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KENDI

This Tagalog word is from the English language.

kendi
candy

mga kendi
candies

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