TSINELAS

This word is from the Spanish chinela (meaning: ‘slipper’).

tsinelas
slippers, flip-flops

 

Tsinelas

When Filipinos say “slippers” in English, half of the time they’re referring to flipflops made of synthetic resin. These are the contemporary tsinelas.

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DYIPNI

Book for Children

dyipni
jeepney

Ang dyipni, kilala bilang hari ng daan.
The jeepney. Known as the king of the road.

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ALKANSYA

This word is from the Spanish-Arabic word alcancía (meaning: treasure box).

alkansiya
coin bank

alkansya
piggy bank

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PAYNETA

Origin: from the Spanish peineta, meaning ‘ornamental comb’

A payneta is an ornamental comb that Filipinas in the old days wore in their hair, sometimes with a veil.
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BAKYA

bakya
wooden shoes, clogs

Saan ba makakabili ng bakya?
Where can one buy wooden slippers?

There is a popular Tagalog folk song titled Bakya Mo, Neneng. You can listen to it with lyrics here.
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BUNOT

This word has different meanings depending on which syllable is accented.

Bunót (accented on the second syllable) refers to a coconut husk commonly used to polish floors. You place your foot on it and use your leg power to move in such a way as to scrub the floor.

Bunot of the Philippines

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SALAKOT

Also stylistically spelled as salacot.

Filipino boy wearing native Filipino hat salacot

The boy in the picture is wearing the traditional Filipino wide-brimmed hat salakot, which is usually made of rattan or reeds.

There are a few variations on the salakot, usually involving materials or a slight difference in the slope towards the brim or towards the top center.


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BANGÂ

kantaro, tapayang maluwang ang bibig; balanga; palmabraba

bangâ
an earthen jar

bangâ ng tubig
earthen jar full of water

ang tubig sa bangâ
the water in the earthen jar

bangang puno ng tubig
earthen jar full of water

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