WALIS

The word walis means “sweep” and also refers to a broom that sweeps the floor or the ground.

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The walis tambo above is used for sweeping floors, while the walis tingting below is used for sweeping the bare ground in the yard.

Walis Tingting at Daspan

walis at daspan
broom and “dustpan”

walis
broom

walisin
to sweep

Walisin mo ang sahig.
Sweep the flor.

Winalis ko na ang sahig.
I’ve swept the floor.

magwalis
to sweep

Nagwalis ako ng bahay kahapon.
I swept the house yesterday.

walis-walisan
broom weed

Walis Tingting at Daspan

walis at daspan
broom and “dustpan”

walis-tingting
broom made from the midribs of palm leaves;
usually used outdoors

walis-tambo
soft broom, usually made of tiger grass;
usually used indoors

Buy a walis tambo!

Buy a Philippine-made walis tambo (whisk broom) online.