Philippine Society

The Tagalog word for ‘culture’ is kultura and the word for ‘society’ is lipunan.

hiya
shameutang na loob
debt of gratitudeamor proprio
self-esteem

delicadeza
discretion

palabra de honor
word of honor

damay
compassion and sympathy

pagtitiis
perseverance, forbearance

tadhana
fate

pamilya
family 

pagtitiwala sa Panginoon
belief in Godpagiging magalang
being respectful

pagtutulungan
helping each other out

bayanihan
community spirit

pakikisama
getting along

mabuting pagtanggap
hospitality

pamahiin
superstition


ningas-kugon
/ ningas kugon
“flaming cogon grass” = quickly going up in flames
– refers to the Filipino cultural trait of very enthusiastically starting things, but then quickly losing enthusiasm soon after