30 Uncommon Filipino Words

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30 Uncommon Filipino Words:

30.) Balintok ( larvae of mosquitoes, often called wriggler) common word use is kiti-kiti.

29.) Dagibalniing liboy  (Electromagnetic wave)

28.) Initsigan (thermodynamics)

27.) Danumsigwasan (hydraulics)

26.) Sipnayan (mathematics) the more common term is matematika or matematica which was borrowed from Spanish language.

25.) Haynayan (biology) common term used is biyolohiya

24.) Karumalan (menstrual period) common term used is “regla“.

23.) Panghibayo (amplifier)

22.) Pook-sapot (website) although some local Filipino teacher would write websayt borrowed from English language

21.) Sulatroniko ( email ) more commonly use in Filipino language which was borrowed from the English language.

20.) Yakis ( to sharpen ) common tern is pagtutulis

19.) Pang-ulong hatinig  ( head set)

18.) Panginain (browser)

17.) Pantabay ( charger)

16.) Miktinig ( microphone)

15.)  Kawingan ( hyperlink)

14.) Duyog ( eclipse ) common word use is eklipse borrowed from English language.

13.) Isang Yuta ( hundred thousand) commonly used term is Isang daang libo or daang libo.

12.) Isang Angaw ( one million) common term is isang milyon from Spanish word.

11.) Isang Kati ( ten million) sampung milyon

10.) Isang Bahala ( one hundred million) isang daan milyon

9.) Isang Gatos ( one billion ) common word used is isang bilyon

8.) Sukgisan ( geometry) common word is heometriya

7.) Pahimakas ( last farewell) Common word use is aalis or yayao

6.) Alimusom ( scent) common word “amoy”

5.) Sambat ( fork) common word used is tinidor borrowed from Spanish word tenedor.

4.) Asik-asik ( drizzle) common word used is “ambon” or “tinik-tinik”

3.) Kuribkib (nervous) common word used nerbiyos

2.) Liknayan ( physics) from Likas -Hanayan. The common words use are pisika or físics

1.) Kapnayan ( chemistry) from Sangkap-Hanayan. The common words used are kimiko or kémistri.

Sources,References,Websites,Bibliography:

UP Diksiyonaryong Filipino 2015

Talatinginan :Talasalitaaan; Pilipino-Pilipino tinipon at inilathala nina Bartolome del valle, Melania Jimenez del Valle (Copyright 1969) National Bookstore

Rosario P. Mem Singh et all (2015)Isa -Jecho Publishing Inc.,Diksyunaryong Filipino-Filipino : Talatinginan Talasalitaan. Pages 196, ISBN:978-971-610-096-9

Rafael, Vicente L. (1988) Contracting Colonialism – Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society under Spanish Rule.

PIA- Philippine Information Agency

Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino

DOST- Department of Science and Technology

Bagong Talasalitaan :Tagalog-English-English-Tagalog :(1994),Merriam Editorial Staff & Luis S. Santos, ISBN : 978-971-3003-25-6

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