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Nanay. [Mexican-Spanish nana,mother or child's nurse.] 1.The female head of a family. 2.Call of respect for a mother.
Negosyo. [Latin negotium, business, which, in turn, is derived from the neg ('not') + otium ('leisure'), 'not being at leisure,' hence the concept of 'being busy'-from this came negotiari, 'do business,' which passed into English as negotiate. 1.Business. 2.An enterprise, preoccupation, or trade engagement. 3.A deal that involves the selling of services, products, or merchandise.
Nobato. [Spanish novato, beginner, freshman.] 1.A neophyte or tyro. 2. Somebody who is new in job, profession, or undertaking;