KAPAMPANGAN

Kapampangan or Capampan͠gan refers to the language and people of Pampanga province. It is also known as Pampango or Pampangueño. A woman from Pampanga is called a Pampangueña.
 

Kapampangan ka ba?
Are you a native of Pampanga?

Marunong ka bang magsalita ng Kapampangan?
= Marunong ka bang mangapampangan?
Do you know how to speak Capampangan?


Note that Kapampangan is NOT a mere dialect. It is a language very distinct from Tagalog.


Examples of Kapampangan words:

metung, adwa, atlu, apat, lima, anam, pitu, walu, syam, apulu
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven eight, nine, ten

Nanu ing lagyu mu?
What is your name?

Ana ya ing lagyu ku.
Anne is my name.

Nokarin na ka?
Where are you?

Atyu ku keni.
I am here.

Mimwa ku keka.
I’m angry at you.

Malagu. Matsura.
Beautiful. Ugly.

Mapali. Marimla.
Hot. Cold.

Kaluguran daka.
I love you.

The word cabalen (kabalen) refers to a fellow Kapampangan. Many Tagalog-speaking Filipinos are familiar with this Kapampangan word, so they will sometimes affectionately refer to their Pampangueño friends as cabalen.

Malugud Pascu at saca Masayang Bayung Banua!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!