MINATAMIS

root word: tamis

tamis
sweetness

matamis
sweet

minatamis
something sweetened

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BANAT

bigwas, suntok, buntal, dagok; sapok, sakyod, bugbog, bambo; pukpok, palo

banat
stretching

banat
hitting

banat
tense, stretched


banatin
to stretch by pulling

mabanatan
to be beat up

Binanatan nila ang bata.
They beat up the kid.

Banatan mo siya.
Give it to him.
(Hit the living daylights out of him.)

magbanat ng ugat
“stretch veins”
= to exercise

magbanat ng buto
“stretch bone”
= to work hard for a living

Nagbanat ako ng buto.
I worked hard for a living.


bumanat
“to go in hard”

bumanat sa pagkanta
went hard at singing

Bumanat sa mikropono.
Gave his all on the microphone.

Bumanat sa usapan.
Went in hard during the discussion.
= participated vigorously without holding anything back


Pagbanat these days refers to using harsh or pointed words to mock someone.

Binanatan talaga nila ako.
Original: They really hit me physically.
Contemporary: They knocked me hard with their verbal jabs.

Banat quotes in particular are very popular because they really “hit” you.

The way banat quotes capture a particular feeling is uncanny and makes you want to say “Ouch… exactly.”

ULAT

ulat
report, account, statement

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KALISKIS

kaliskis
(fish) scale

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BARYA

from the Spanish varia

barya
coin(s)

mga barya
coins

barya-barya
coins, loose change

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TISAY

This is a Filipino slang word.

root word: mestisa (from the Spanish mestiza)

tisay
a fair-skinned girl or woman

tisay
partly Caucasain

Mukhang tisay ang bagong babae.
The new woman looks part Caucasian.

 
The male equivalent is tisoy, from the Spanish-derived word mestiso.

KUMPIRMA

kumpirma
confirm

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KALINGAG

This is not a common word in Filipino conversation.

Kalingag is a cinnamon variety that comes from the large southern island of Mindanao.

It pairs well with hot chocolate drinks.

Sprinkle kalingag powder over your hot drink and mix.