Ten Uncommonly Used Filipino Words & Meaning

Every country has its language for its identity. It is to understand and to communicate with each other. Language is a worldwide view and specific words are glimpses to that vision of the world. Words, however, reveal to us not just their capacity to signify objects and concepts, but their power to build a sense of the fantastic.An average Filipino who uses Tagalog as first language has probably not even heard most, if not all, of these before. That they existed in the vocabulary of the ancient Tagalogs suggest a certain way of looking at the world that relates to the fantastic as a matter of fact, or to the imagination as a necessary human function.Tagalog is the basis for Filipino.

Lets plunge to the Top Ten Uncommonly Used Filipino Words!

  1. Word: Dupil

Definition: It is an amulet, or anything that is believed to have the power to save the person who owns it from any harm. The more popular Tagalog words currently being used are anting-anting and agimat.

Ginamit ni jester ang dupil upang iligtas ang kanyang sarili.

2. Word: Isalat

Definition: It is an action word that refers to the use or infliction of witchcraft, or a secret power to inflict pain and suffering to other people.

Lumapit si Marvin sa isalat upang sina Albert at Nizy ay ipakulam.

3. Word: Sulatroniko

Definition: It is a messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network.

Hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa rin nakukuha ang sulatroniko.

4. Word: Kansunsilyo

Definition: Boxer shorts are a type of undergarment typically worn by men.

Bumili si Marco ng bagong kansunsilyo.

5. Word: Anluwage

Definition: It is a person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structures.

Maghanap nga tayo ng anluwage ng hahaha ng mesa natin.

6. Word: Asoge/ Mercury

Definition: It consists of a bulb containing mercury attached to a glass tube of narrow diameter; the volume of mercury in the tube is much less than the volume of the bulb.

Ingatan mo ang asoge na wag mahulog.

7. Word: Sambat

Definition: a fork is a tool consisting of a handle with several narrow tines on one end.

Kinuha ni kim ang sambat upang gamiting pangkuha ng pancit.

8. Word: Labaha

Definition: It is an instrument with a sharp blade or combination of blades, used to remove unwanted hair from the face or body.

Nagpagupit si Phenny at ginamitan sya ng labaha.

9. Word: Sipnayan

Definition: it is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space.

Si dycing ay parating nalilito kapag ang topic ay sinapyan.

10. Word: Pulot-gata

Definition: It is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion.

Pagkatapos ng kasal nina Raven at Malou ay pumunta Sila ng Singapore upang doon sila mag pulot-gata.

Most of the Filipinos doesn’t use this because it is uncommonly used. But a hundred years ago, it is used by our ancestors.

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