BAKIT

Ano ang dahilan?

bakit
why

Bakit ako?
Why me?

Bakit ito?
Why this?

Bakit kaya?
I wonder why…

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BAWAL

proibido, ganap na pagpipigil, saway

bawal
prohibited

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DALISAY

puro, busilak, lantay, imakulada, wagas, malinis, malinaw; distilada, inalak

dalisay
pure

dalisay
unadulterated

dalisay
immaculate

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SIGARILYAS

Also known as kalamismis in Tagalog.

sigarilyas
winged bean

Sigarilyas o Kalamismis
Sigarilyas o Kalamismis

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NGA

totoo ba, tunay ba; siya ba; sana; talaga

nga
really, indeed, please

The Tagalog word nga is an adverb that adds emphasis. It is very tricky to translate. You will have to hear it used and look at the speaker’s facial expressions to get the nuance. The meaning changes according to the tone used when saying it as well as the context.

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PASO

This word has at least two meanings.

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MALAYO

root word: layò, meaning ‘distance’

malayò
far, distant

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GABI

This word has multiple meanings, differentiated by accented syllable.

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