MORE CEBUANO DIALECT

ANIMALS IN CEBUANO:

Ant - Holmigas
Bat - Kwaknit (small), Kabog (large)
Bee - Buyog
Beetle - Bakukang
Bird - Langgam
Butterfly - Kabà-kabà
Carabao (Water Buffalo) - Kabaw
Cat - Iring
Caterpillar - U'od
Centipede - Uhipan
Chicken - Manok
* Rooster - Sunoy
* Hen - Himonga-an
* Chick - Pisò
Cockroach - Ok-ok
Cow - Baka
Crab - Kasag (small), Lambay (large)
Crocodile / Alligator - Bùaya
Dog - Irò
* Puppy - Itoy
Duck - Itik
Earthworm - Wati
Eel - Bakasi
Fish - Isdà
Frog - Bakì
Gecko - Tokò
Goat - Kanding
Horse - Kabayò
House Lizard - Tikì
Housefly - Langaw
Monkey - Unggoy
Mosquito - Lamok
* Mosquito Larvae - Nguyo-nguyo
Mouse / Rat - Ilagà
Octopus - Kugita
Pig - Baboy
* Sow - Anay
* Boar - Butakal
* Piglet - Baktin
Prawn - Pansat
Sea Urchin - Tuyom
Shark - Iho
Shrimp - Pasayan
Snake - Bitin
Spider - Kakà
Squid - Nokos
Termite - A'nay
Tree Lizard - Tabili
Turtle - Pawikan
Turtoise - Bà-o
Whale - Balyena

RELATIONSHIPS IN CEBUANO:

Male - Lalaki
Female - Babaye

Aunt - Iyà-an, Tiyà, Tita
Brother - Igsòon nga Lalaki
Child (Son / Daughter) - Anak
Cousin - Ig-agaw
Daughter - Anak nga babaye
Elder Sibling - Maguwang
Father - Amahan, Papa, Daddy, Tatay
Grandchild - Apo
Grandfather - Lolo
Grandmother - Lola
Grandparents - Apohan
Grandson - Apo nga Lalaki
Granddaughter - Apo nga Babaye
Husband - Bana
Mother - Inahan, Mama, Mommy, Nanay
Nephew - Pag-umangkon (nga lalaki)
Niece - Pag-umangkon (nga babaye)
Parents - Ginikanan
Relatives - Paryente
Sibling - Igsòon
Sister - Igsòon nga Babaye
Son - Anak nga lalaki
Uncle - Uyò-an, Tiyò, Tito
Wife - Asawa
Younger Sibling - Manghod

Acquaintance - Ka-ila
Boyfriend / Girlfriend - Uyab
Enemy - Kontra, Ka-away
Friend - Higala (not common), Amigo (male), Amiga (female)
Neighbor - Silingan

Connecting relationships in Cebuano or Bisaya is straightforward but may take a little getting used to. Examples:

Dad's younger sister - Manghod nga babaye ni Papa.
* ni means of 

My Mother's friend (female) - Amiga sa akong Mama.
* Akong is short for Ako-ang which denotes ownership of the speaker, i.e. "my"

Our neighbor's children. - Mga anak sa among silingan.
* Mga pronounced "manga" denotes plurality of the next word
* Among is short for Amo-ang which is the plural for Akong, i.e. "our". 

The son of my friend's neighbor.
Anak sa silingan sa akong amigo. 

PARTS OF THE BODY IN CEBUANO:

Arms - Bukton
Armpit - Ilok
Back - Bukobuko
Biceps - Braso
Body - Lawas
Breast - Totoy
Buttocks - Lubot
Calves - Bagtak
Cheek - Aping
Chest - Dughan
Chin - Suwang
Ear - Dunggan
Elbow - Siko
Eye - Mata
Eye brows - Kilay
Eye lashes - Pilok
Finger - Tudlo
Fingernail - Kuko
Foot - Ti-il
Forehead - Agtang
Gums - Lagos
Hair - Buhok
Hand - Kamot
Head - Ulo, U'o
Heel - Tikod
Hip - Bat-ang
Jaw - Apapangig
Knee - Tuhod
Legs - Bati-is
Lips - Ngabil
Moustache / Beard - Bungot
Mouth - Bà-bà
Navel - Pusod
Neck - Li-og
Nose - Ilong
Palm - Palad, Pa'ad
Shoulder - Abaga
Small Finger - Kumingking
Sole - Lapa-lapa
Stomach - Tiyan
Teeth - Ngipon
Thigh - Pa-a
Thumb - Kumagkò
Tongue - Dilà
Waist - Hawak

Blood - Dugò
Bones - Bukog
Brain - Utok
Heart - Kasing-kasing
Intestines - Tina-i
Liver - Atay
Lungs - Bagà
Nerves, Veins - Ugat
Skeleton - Kalabera

CEBUANO FOR THINGS IN THE HOUSE:

Parts of the House (Mga parte sa balay)

Bathroom - Banyo
Bed Room - Katulganan
Ceiling - Kisame
Dining Room - Komedor, Kan-anan
Door - Portahan, Poltahan
Floor - Salog, Sa'og
Garage - Garahe
House - Balay, Ba'ay
Kitchen - Kusina
Living Room - Sala
Pillar / Column - Haligi
Roof - Atop
Room - Kwarto
Stairs - Hagdan
Toilet - Kasilyas, CR
Window - Bintana
Wall - Bongbong

Objects in the house (Mga butang sa balay)

Bed - Katre
Blanket - Habol
Chair - Si'ya, Lingkoranan
Clock - Orasan or Relo (Takna-an in Bisaya)
Closet - Aparador
Cooking Pot - Kaldero
Cup - Tasa
Curtain - Kortina
Drawer - Hunos
Drinking Glass - Baso
Fan - Paypay
Fork - Tinidor
Frying Pan - Ka'ahà
Knife - Kutsilyo
Laddle - Luwag
Mirror - Sa'amin
Pillow - Unlan
Plate - Plato
Radio - Radyo
Refrigerator - Ref or Refrigerator (adopted word)
Spoon - Kutsara
Stool - Bangkò
Television - TV (Adopted word)
Table - Lamisa
Watch - Relo 

VEHICLE NAMES IN CEBUANO:

Types Of Vehicles

Airplane - Eroplano
Bicycle - Bisikleta
Car - Awto
Jeepney - Jeepney or Jeep (adopted word)
Motorcycle - Motor
Ship / Boat - Barko
Taxi - Taksi (adopted word)
Truck - Tra'ak
Vehicle - Sakyanan

Words related to vehicles

Accelerator - Gasolinador
Brake - Preno, Brake (adopted)
Gasoline - Gasolina
Rim - Yantas
Spokes - Rayos
Steering wheel - Manibela
Wheel - Ligid
Wings - Pakò

FOOD AND DRINKS IN CEBUANO:

Food (Pagkaon)

Bread - Pa'an
Rice (cooked) - Kan-on
Viand - Sud-an
Biscuit - Biskwit (adopted)
Cake - Cake (adopted)

Drinks (Imnonon / Ilimnon / Mainom)

Water - Tubig
Coffee - Kape
Tea - Tsa
Softdrinks - Softdrinks (adopted)
Wine - Bino

Fruits (Prutas)

Apple - Mansanas
Banana - Saging
Guava - Bayabas
Mango - Manga
Papaya - Kapayas
Pineapple - Pinya
Water Apple - Tambis

ADJATIVES IN CEBUANO:

In some cases adjectives in Cebuano ends with "a" for females and "o" for males. Most adjectives however are applicable to both genders.

Good - Maayo (character/condition) / Nindot (appearance)
Bad - Dautan, Maldito, Maldita (character) / Bati, Ngil-ad (appearance)
Handsome - Guapo / Ambongan (old cebuano)
Beautiful, Pretty - Guapa / Ma-anyag (old cebuano)
Ugly - Bati'g Nawong, Ngil-ad
Tall, Long, High - Ta-as
Short, Low - Mubò
Clean - Limpyo
Dirty - Hugaw
Rich - Datò / Adunahan (old cebuano)
Poor - Pobre / Kabus (old cebuano)
Fat - Tambok
Thin - Daot, Niwang

Shy - Mauwawon
Crazy - Bo-ang
Kind - Bu-otan
Cunning - Marò
Intelligent - Utokan, Brayt (adapted from Bright)
Dumb - Bogò

Sharp - Ha-it
Dull - Habolan
Wet - Basà
Dry - Uga

Delicious - Lamì
Sweet - Tam-is
Sour - Aslom
Salty - Parat
Bitter - Pa-it
Tasteless - Tab-ang
Pungent, Piquant - Halang, Ha'ang
Not Delicious - Wa'y Lami (rude)
Gross Tasting - Lu-od
Hot - Init
Cold - Bugnaw (temperature) / Tugnaw (weather)
Painful - Sakit
Itchy - Katol
Burning pain - Hapdos
Tickling Sensation - Gilok
Hard - Gahì
Soft - Humok
Fragrant - Humot
Foul Smelling - Bahò
Noisy - Sabà
Silent - Hilom

Nowadays english names for colors are generally used and accepted. There are a few cebuano color words however that are still very commonly used.

Black - Itom
White - Putì
Red - Pula, Puwa
Blue - Asul, Blue (accepted)
Green - Berde, Green (accepted)
Yellow - Yellow (adapted)
Orange - Orange (adapted)
Violet - Violet (adapted)

Far - Layò
Near - Du-ol
Tired - Kapoy
Happy - Malipayon
Sad - Gu-ol, Magul-anon
Alive - Buhì
Dead - Patay
Cheap - Barato
Expensive - Mahal
Difficult - Lisod
Easy - Sayon
Heavy - Bug-at
Light (weight) - Ga-an
Dark - Ngitngit
Bright - Hayag
Glaring - Suwaw
Shiny - Sinaw
Fast - Kusog
Quick - Paspas
Slow - Hinay

COMMON VERBS IN CEBUANO:

Conjugation of verbs in Cebuano are basically a matter of adding the right prefixes to the root.

Present Progressive = nag + root
Past = ni + root
Future = mo + root

Example: eat - kaon
present progressive: eating - nagkaon
past: ate - nikaon
future: will eat - mokaon

These rules can be applied to the following verbs:

buy - palit
cry - hilak
drink - inom
give - hatag
laugh - katawa
look - tan-aw
pay - bayad
play - duwà
read - basa
ride - sakay
run - dagan
smile - pahiyom
talk - sulti
think - hunàhunà
wait - huwat
walk - lakaw
write - suwat

Sample sentences:
I'm reading the newspaper now. - Nagbasa ko sa newspaper karon.
He ran at the marathon yesterday. - Nidagan siya sa marathon gahapon.
Will you wait for me? - Mohuwat ka nako?

Some verbs however do not follow these rules or simply are too awkward for this rule to be used on. In some cases certain words can only be used for very specific situations and are conjugated differently.

 

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