36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language

Just a little something to add to your kinaadman.

  1. KILIG – (n.) butterflies in one’s stomach.
  2. TIMPI – (v.) to control one’s self.
  3. TINATANGI – (n.) special someone.
  4. GUNITA – (n.) memory, recollection.
  5. KALINAW – (n.) serenity, tranquility
  6. BUGHAW – (n.) the colour blue.
  7. MUNI MUNI – (v.) to think deeply, to ponder.
  8. SILAKBO – (n.) emotional outburst.
  9. PAGSAMO – (v.) the act of pleading.
  10. INDAK – (v.) to dance in time with the music.
  11. HUMALING – (n.) extreme fondness.
  12. TAKIPSILIM – (n.) twilight, dusk.
  13. HARANA – (v.) the act of wooing someone with a song. serenade.
  14. BALINTATAW – (v.) the pupil of the eye.
  15. SIPING – (v.) to lie down beside someone.
  16. MARAHUYO – (adj.) to be enchanted.
  17. KAHULAYAW – (n.) a pleasant and intimate companion.
  18. PARALUMAN – (n.) a muse that inspires artistically.
  19. HABILING – (n.) anything given to somebody for safekeeping.
  20. KUNDIMAN – (n.) love song.
  21. AMIHAN – (n.) northeast wind, breeze.
  22. MAKISIG – (adj.) dashing, well-dressed, gorgeous.
  23. LIKHA – (v.) to create something through intelligence and skill.
  24. DALISAY – (adj.) pure, undiluted.
  25. KINAADMAN – (n.) knowledge, wisdom.
  26. PAHIMAKAS – (n.) last farewell.
  27. YUGTO – (n.) a fundamental transition or development of a story or phenomenon.
  28. HALAKHAK – (n.) a loud, uninhibited laughter.
  29. GIGIL – (n.) uncontrollable urge to pinch or squeeze someone.
  30. TADHANA – (n.) an invisible force that makes things happen beyond the control of mortals.
  31. ALPAS – (v.) to become free, to break loose.
  32. TAMPO – (n.) the state of not being angry with someone but not being affectionate either.
  33. MAILAP – (adj.) intractable, elusive, untamed.
  34. SAPANTAHA – (n.) a hunch or presumption.
  35. SULIT – (adj.) something that is worth it.
  36. BAYANIHAN – (n.) a spirit of communal unity and cooperation.

Filipino is a beautiful language. 🙂

*original post by isabelle laureta on buzzfeed.com

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