10 Cebuano Words Found In Tagalog But Different In Meaning

Knowing both languages can be funny sometimes.
posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Cebuano and Tagalog are two of the most common languages used in the Philippines.

These two languages are closely related and some words even appear on both but just have slightly different meanings.

So here are some Cebuano words that are also found in Filipino/Tagalog but turn out to have completely different definitions:

1. Aso

Tagalog: Dog

askal

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Cebuano: Smoke

cebuano words smoke

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2. Balak

Tagalog: Plan

funny gloria caption

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Cebuano: Poem

vicente sotto, good at cebuano words

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Vicente Sotto, Father of Cebuano Language and Letters

3. Bangaw

Tagalog: A big fly

bangaw

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Cebuano: Rainbow, can also be called balangaw

bangaw cebuano words

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4. Buto

Tagalog: Seed or bone

buto, bone in tagalog

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Cebuano: to explode, blast. I know what you think. It can also mean ‘female genitalia’ if you change the way it’s pronounced.

explosion

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5. Lagay

Tagalog: To put, or bribe

bribery in the philippines

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Cebuano: Unfortunately, there’s no other meaning aside from ‘male genitalia’

tuli

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6. Langgam

Tagalog: Ant

red ant

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Cebuano: Bird

eurasian tree sparrow

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7. Libang

Tagalog: To find recreation, to entertain

dakop dakop

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Cebuano: It simply means to defecate, nothing extraordinary

comfort room

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8. Pulong

Tagalog: Meeting

meeting or miting de avance

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Cebuano: Word

texting

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9. Taya

Tagalog: When playing childhood games, taya means ‘it’.

When watching a Pacquiao fight, taya means ‘to bet’.

8. Bahaw-Bahaw, 2

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Cebuano: Rust

rust

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10. Upa

Tagalog: Rent

for rent

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Cebuano: To mate, usually refers to animals mating

chicken

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