REKLAMO

from the Spanish word reclamo

reklamo
complaint

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SAKSI

saksí
witness

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KAYSA

kaysa
than
(conjunction)

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PANTALON

from the Spanish pantalón

pantalon
pants, trousers

pantalong mahaba
long pants

bulsa ng pantalon
pants pocket

Magsuot ka ng pantalon.
Wear pants.

Ito ang paborito kong pantalon.
These are my favorite pants.

Bumili ako ng bagong pantalon.
I bought new pants.

KUKOTE

from the Spanish cocote, meaning “occiput” (back part of the skull)

kukote
brain

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BALARAW

Don’t mistake the word balaraw with the similar-looking word balara (no “w”).

Balara is also the name of an area in Quezon City in the Philippines.

balaraw
dagger, sword


Other Tagalog words related to balaraw:

kutsilyo
knife

itak
machete

espada
a Spanish sword

tabak
a cutlass sword

A Spanish-derived Filipino word for “dagger” is punyal.

BALIWAYWAY

Baliwayway is an Ilongot lullaby showing the tribal pattern of culture in which the father expressed his fears and doubts about the growing boy; his hopes for the boy to take care of him in his old age; and his hopes for the boy to take over his work.

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