Basic Cebuano Phrases

Cebuano: Basic Phrases

Sebuwano is a language very distinct from Tagalog, but we get enough inquiries about Cebuano that we decided to list a few basic phrases.

BASIC CEBUANO PHRASES

Maayong adlaw.
Good day.
(as a greeting)

Maayong buntag.
Good morning.

Maayong udto.
Good noon.

Maayong gabii.
Good evening.

Daghang salamat.
Thanks very much.

Oo. Dili.
Yes. No.

Lami.
Delicious.

Lami kaayo.
Very delicious.


Usahay.

Sometimes.


Ambot.

Don’t know.

Ambot lang.
I dunno…

Ambot sa imo!
I don’t know with you!

 
usa, duha, tulo, upat, lima, unom, pito, walo, siyam, napulo
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

labnot (to pull), linalik, guod

bunog: a fish whose scientifc name is Synchiropus ocellatus


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