SAGO

from the Malay sagu, meaning ‘mealy pith’

sagó
powdery starch  from the trunks of sago palms

The swamp sago plant has the scientific name Metroxylon sagu.

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TNT

TNT refers to the situation of Filipinos living in the United States who are in constant fear of immigration authorities.
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INAY

root word: ina

Inay
Mom

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MASA

There are at least two meanings for this Filipino word.

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NINGNING

luningning, kislap, aluningning, sinag; kintab, kinang

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DONASYON

This word is from the Spanish donación.


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BISIKLETA

This word is from the Spanish bicicleta.

bisikleta
bicycle

gulong ng bisikleta
bicycle wheel

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MENUDO

The classic Filipino-style menudo is a stew of pork meat and liver cubes with garbansos (chickpeas), potatoes and tomato sauce.

In contrast, Mexican menudo is a soup that has tripe as a main ingredient. It is frequently prepared to be spicy.

Click here for a simple liver menudo recipe in Tagalog!