MARTES

from the Spanish word martes

Martes
Tuesday

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SAKIT

kirot, antak, hapdi; karamdaman

sakit
pain, illness

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PAKI-

The prefix
paki- is used to denote a request for a  favor. It is the easiest way to say ‘please’ in Tagalog. Just put it in front of verbs.

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LUNES

from the Spanish word lunes

Lunes
Monday

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PEBRERO

from the Spanish febrero

Pebrero
February

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BUKAS

bukas
tomorrow
(adverb)

bukás
open
(adjective)

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KADIRI

kadiri
gross, disgusting, filthy,
yucky, revolting

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Pronunciation ‘Ng’ and ‘Nga’

Unique in Tagalog is ng which as a letter of the alphabet is pronounced ‘nga.’

The nga sound may seem difficult at first, but if you can say ‘sing along’ in English and slur those two words together, you’ll have no problem with nga in Tagalog after some practice chopping off ‘si’ from the beginning and ‘long’ from the end of ‘singalong.’

ngayon
now (today)

ngipin
tooth

nganga
to have the mouth agape

nguso
snout

tingin
a look

pangit
ugly

 

bangus
milkfish

 

By itself,
ng serves as a possessive or genitive marker in Tagalog sentences.

 
An easy way to look at one of its uses is to see it as meaning ‘of’ in English.

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