root word: awa
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Mahahalagang Konsepto sa Kulturang Pilipino
pagtitiwala sa Panginoon
trust in God
being respectful, especially to older people
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root word: lambing
(caring in words too,
but often touchy-feely)
sweet and warm in caressing,
shows fondness and tenderness
Malambing ang pusa.
The cat is affectionate.
(It sweetly rubs itself against you.)
Malalambing ang mga Pilipina.
Filipinas are affectionate.
This is a very beautiful-sounding adjective in Tagalog.
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This word is from the Spanish juramentado.
running amok, going berserk
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kahambugan, kapalaluan, pagkamataas Continue reading “YABANG”
This word is from the Spanish herbolario (meaning: herbalist).
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walang-galang, mahalay; magaspang, bulgar, mumurahin
If you tell a woman a crude joke, you are very bastos. To answer back to your grandmother or anyone older than you is bastos in Filipino culture.
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This word is from the Spanish phrase sin vergüenza (meaning: ‘without shame’).
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