SAHOD

At least two different meanings for this word: sapo, salo; kita, suweldo


sahod
open hands used to catch a falling object

isahod
catch something falling


sahod
salary, wage

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TITI

titi
penis

ang titi ko
my penis

ang titi ng aso
the dog’s penis

titi ng lalaking tao
penis of a human male

maliit na titi
small penis

Masakit ang titi ko.
My penis hurts.

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PRESKO

from the Spanish fresco

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MALUNGGAY

What is Malunggay in English?

A widely grown plant in the Philippines, malunggay is a plant with the scientific name Moringa oleifera. It is simply called “moringa” by English speakers.

Moringa is a tree known as sajina in South Asian countries like India. In English, it is sometimes referred to as horseradish tree or horseradish plant, although it’s a different species from the horseradish that Westerners know. The tree grows fast and survives well in drought conditions.

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BUNOT

This word has different meanings depending on which syllable is accented.

Bunót (accented on the second syllable) refers to a coconut husk commonly used to polish floors. You place your foot on it and use your leg power to move in such a way as to scrub the floor.

Bunot of the Philippines

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HASANG

hasang
gill

hasang ng isda
fish gill

may hasang na pating
a shark with gills

LANGKA

langka
jackfruit

Langka (Nangka): Jackfruit

also spelled as nangka (as in the Malay language)

scientific name of the tree species whose fruit is referred to as langka:
Artocarpus heterophyllus / Artocarpus heterophylla

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