From the Spanish abril
month of April
stupid / a fool
Araw ng Mga Tanga
April Fools’ Day
Araw ng Manloloko at Nagpapaloko
Day of Pranksters and Fools
from the Spanish febrero
The Tagalog word Pebrero comes from the Spanish febrero.
Between the 1930s and mid-1970s, the abakada was taught as the alphabet of the Philippine national language. It was developed by the renowned scholar Lope K. Santos. This alphabet includes twenty letters (five vowels and ten consonants) representing the “native” sounds used by Filipinos before the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century.
The Tagalog word for ‘meat’ is karne from the Spanish carne.