10 Cebuano Words Found In Tagalog But Different In Meaning (Part 2)

Inevitably, there are some words that can be found in both Tagalog and Cebuano.
posted on: Monday, December 8, 2014
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The Cebuano language is the second most spoken language in the Philippines, that’s why Cebuanos are bitter — wait, no, we’re not! We Cebuanos think that our language is superior than Tagalog, right?

Why don’t we just compare the two?

1. Habol

Tagalog: To chase

sherlock john chase scene

BBC via buddy2blogger.blogspot.com

 

Cebuano: Blanket/blunt depending on which syllable is stressed

scary face under blanket

Drew Daywalt youtube channel

 

2. Kumot

Tagalog: Blanket

daniel kathryn holding hands

ph.omg.yahoo.com

 

Cebuano: To squeeze

squeeze

kidsactivitiesblog.com

 

3. Usa

Tagalog: Deer

usa in tagalog

www.youngcons.com

 

Cebuano: One

number 1 fan

oneplus.net

 

4. Utong

Tagalog: Nipples

man nipples

forums.shoryuken.com

 

Cebuano: To hold one’s breath

harry potter in underwater

harrypotter.wikia.com

 

5. Baril

Tagalog: Gun

pnoy in shooting range

Gani Taoatao | pinoyjourn.wordpress.com

 

Cebuano: Drum – ‘used for ice bucket challenge’

drum of water

zjoltt.com

 

6. Bitaw

Tagalog: To let go!

let it go frozen

Disney

 

Cebuano: Indeed! – “Gwapo si Coco Martin no? – Bitaw!”

house md meme

n4g.com

 

7. Bitin

Tagalog: To hang, be left hanging as in “bitin pa ako sa chicken joy!”

bitin

grabbed from youtube | McDo

 

Cebuano: Snake

snake massage

Youtube | culturecebu

 

8. Tila

Tagalog: It appears to be, seemingly – “Tila uulan ngayon.”

hagupit path

accuweather.com

 

Cebuano: To lick

pnoy arroyo funny

pinoyexchange.com

 

9. Ginoo

Tagalog: Gentleman

psy gentleman

hdwallpapers.in

 

Cebuano: God

bruce almighty

www.gonemovies.com

 

10. Libog

Tagalog: Horny, sensual urge (please if you’re a Bisaya in Manila refrain from saying “Naglibog na ko!”)

mang kanor the movie

pinoygagz.com

 

Cebuano: Confusing

ryzza mae dizon

pinoystop.com

So, who’s superior? Tagalog, or Cebuano?

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