LANGAW

langaw
house fly

scientific name: Musca domestica
 
 
mga langaw
flies

patay na langaw
dead fly

 
 
ang langaw
the fly

Pinatay ni Obama ang langaw.
Obama killed the fly.

 
 
isang malaking langaw
a big fly 
 
 

langawin
infested with flies

nilangaw
to have almost no one show up at an event − just flies

Komedya ng mga Langaw (tula ni Joe Lad Santos)
Comedy of Flies (poem by Joe Lad Santos)

In 2006, Kristian Sendon Cordero won second prize in Filipino short fiction category of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for “Langaw” (Fly).

*The Tagalog word for ‘to fly’ is lipad.

bangaw
large fly, blowfly