The Cebuano language is a beautiful one, expressive and romantic.
But with our schools not teaching the Cebuano language like it teaches Filipino, it is slowly fading away.
Try writing or reading a balak (poem) or listening to Cebuano songs.
Do you find some words that you dont understand the meaning?
Here are some Cebuano words worth knowing.
You may have heard and know some of them:
A name of a bisrock band who popularized the songs “Sikwati” and “Tamsi”. Agipo in Bisaya means burning wood or ember.
You might have heard the song Akoy Pobreng Alindahaw, where alindahaw in the lyrics refers to a dragonfly. This might be an error for alindahaw means drizzle. It should be alindanaw which is dragonfly in Bisaya.
Guapo and guapa are derived from Spanish. Use the word ambongan for men and maanyag for women.
No, its not a large vehicle used for digging. Bakho means to sob.
Mentioned in a famous Cebuano song Gugmang Giatay, bidlisiw means sunlight.
Students are always busy making this and submitting it on deadline. Gumalaysay means essay.
Does your crush have kandiis? Yeah, dimples make anyone look cuter.
Pansayan is the same as kasilyas (toilet). Use this word to make yourself appear wiser.
Trato means lover. Uyab is more commonly used though.
Accurate or exact. Magkabalik ra ta sa tukmang panahon.
It means boundary or limit. Ang akong gugma kanimo walay utlanan.