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

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Cebuano: Smoke

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2. Balak

Tagalog: Plan

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Cebuano: Poem

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3. Bangaw

Tagalog: A big fly

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Cebuano: Rainbow, can also be called balangaw

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4. Buto

Tagalog: Seed or bone

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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.

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5. Lagay

Tagalog: To put, or bribe

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

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6. Langgam

Tagalog: Ant

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Cebuano: Bird

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7. Libang

Tagalog: To find recreation, to entertain

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Cebuano: It simply means to defecate, nothing extraordinary

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8. Pulong

Tagalog: Meeting

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Cebuano: Word

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9. Taya

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

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

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Cebuano: Rust

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10. Upa

Tagalog: Rent

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Cebuano: To mate, usually refers to animals mating

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