SUBAYBAY

subaybay
to keep track of, observe closely

 

Subaybayan mo ito.
Watch this closely.

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MOKONG

Mokong is a friendly Filipino term for “idiot” or “moron.”

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KATUTUBO

root word: tubo

katutubo
native

ang mga katutubo
the natives

katutubo
native, indigenous, ethnic

mga katutubong Pilipino
native Filipinos

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UGALI

ugali
custom, tradition

 

ugali
habit, behavior

 

ugaling-hayop
animal behavior

 

ugali
attitude

Masama ang ugali ni Pedro.
Peter’s got a bad attitude.

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LAAN

laan
dedication, reserve

paglalaan
setting aside, devotion

nakalaan
reserved for, destined for

nakalaan
intended for, meant for

ilaan
to provide, reserve, devote

laang-gugulin
something set aside for a purpose,
like money in a budget

panahong nakalaan sa paghahanda
time set aside for preparation

perang nakalaan sa mga proyekto
money set aside for projects

Nakalaan din sa badyet ang pabahay.
Housing is also provided for in the budget.

Ang puso ko ay nakalaan sa iyo.
My heart is reserved for you.

Handa akong ilaan ang buong buhay sa paglilingkod sa Diyos.
I’m ready to devote my whole life to serving God.

NAKARESERBA

root word: reserba

Nakareserba ba ito?
Is this reserved?

Nakareserba na ba ito?
Has this already been reserved?

Sinong nagpareserba?
Who had the reservation done?

Sinong nagpareserba nito?
Who had this reserved?

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TAWAD

This Tagalog word has at least two meanings.

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ATAY

atay
liver

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