ITAK

Almost every Filipino household, especially in the countryside, has an itak. Though it can be used for protection, this large, heavy knife/sword is often used to hack at coconuts to break them open, at large plants and trees, at blocks of wood…

itak
machete, bolo knife

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WIKA

Mga may kaugnayang salita: lengguawahe, salita; sabi, badya, saysay; idyoma, diyalekto

wika
language

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MO

iyo

mo
your

 ang tatay mo
= ang iyong tatay
your father

ang lapis mo
= ang iyong lapis
your pencil

This Tagalog pronoun mo is used only when the ‘you’ is one person. If more than one person, use ninyo (n’yo).

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AGAPAY

tabi, siping, piling; alalay, balalay, suhay; alakbay, abay, akbay; katabi, kapiling (ng); kaalinsabay (ng)

agapáy
parallel
(rare usage)

agapay
support, reinforce

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ITAY

short for tatay

Itay
Dad

Ang Itay Ko
My Dad

Si Itay ang nagturo sa akin.
It was Dad who taught me.

Other Tagalog words for father: ama (formal), tatay, itang

SIYEMPRE

This word is from the Spanish siempre, which means ‘always’.

siyempre
of course

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TULAY

daanan sa ibabaw ng tubig; tagapamagitan

tulay
bridge

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UTOT

lagumpit; mabahong hangin na nanggagaling sa tumbong, kabag

utót
anal gas, intestinal gas, a fart

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