‘You’re Crazy’ in Tagalog

There are various spellings for loko-loko and loka-loka, such as luko-luko and luka-luka. Continue reading “‘You’re Crazy’ in Tagalog”


TOYÒ

The Chinese-derived Filipino word toyò means ‘soy sauce.’

Among popular brands of toyò in the Philippines are Marca Piña, Silver Swan, and Datu Puti.

toyomansi: a dipping sauce of soy sauce and calamansi

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SIRA

wasak, punit, gisi; gahi, tastas, putok; lamat, basag; depekto, kapintasan; pagkabulok, pagkahalpok, pagkabilasa; pagkagapok

sirà
break, damage

sirâ
broken

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TOPAK

This is a Filipino slang word that almost always appears as part of the phrase May topak. Continue reading “TOPAK”

ADIK

It is estimated that 5% of the Philippine population or about five million Filipinos between the ages of 10 and 69 years old have used illegal drugs at least once in their lives. President Duterte has said a few times there are about 3 million current drug users. A modest count is around 1.8 million.

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HURAMENTADO

from the Spanish juramentado

huramentado
running amok, going berserk

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ULÓL

hibang, baliw, loko, sira ang ulo, hangal, lunatiko

ulól
insane, foolish

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BALIW

luku-luko, sira ang ulo, hibang

baliw
deranged, lunatic,
crazy, insane, psycho

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