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Kalikasan
(Nature)

araw__________sun
ambon__________drizzle; shower
bagyo__________storm; typhoon
baha__________flood
bahaghari __________ rainbow
bulalakaw__________shooting star
buwan__________moon

Common Objects in the Home

Hayaang sabihin ng mga bata ang gamit ng bawat isa. (Let the pupils tell the use of each.)

Bahay_______________House
Tahanan_______________Home
Silid; Kwarto_______________Room
Silid Tulugan_______________Bedroom
Aparador_______________Cabinet; Wardrobe

Friendly Bantering

Anything you say.
Basta ikaw.

Cool down./Relax.
Kalmalang.

Lazybones.
Tapulan.

Crazy!
Buang/Buang-buang

English Loan Words In Cebuano

The tendency of Filipino, the lingua franca (or, the national language in the becoming) of the Philippines nowadays to borrow heavily from English is not a new phenomenon in Philippine languages.* Way back in 1972, John Wolff in his A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan (1972) treated as main entries a number of English words which he respelled to conform with Cebuano orthography where he adopted a three-vowel system --a. i, u.

Expressing Quantity

all______tanan
bundle______bugkos
can______lata
excess/more than______sobra/kapin ug
few/little______diyutay/gamay

 

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