This Filipino word is Chinese in origin.
with slanted eyes
Singkit si Nena.
Nena has slanted eyes.
Karamihan sa mga Tsinoy ay singkit ang mata.
Most Chinese Filipinos have slanted eyes.
This word in Tagalog doesn’t sound as politically incorrect as the translation would suggest to USA liberals.
The word is simply a descriptor used by most Filipinos, although those who have studied overseas and imbibed Western cultural thinking may profess otherwise.
In the Philippines, girls with singkit
eyes have long been considered cute.
Related Filipino words:
tsinita / chinita
a girl or young woman who has Northeast Asian, particularly Chinese, features
(fair skin, smaller eyes than native Filipinos)
Pag singkit na maputi, chinito.
Pag singkit na maitim, prinito.