Here Are Favorite Expressions of Cebuanos From Our Readers

Payter ang mga nag comment!
posted on: Sunday, June 8, 2014

Lifestyle Geek

I wrote my first article about Cebuano expressions way back in November 2013.

There were lots of comments and to me, they seem to be a gold mine.

I am thankful that a lot of people made some comments.

I enjoyed reading them all.

Cebuanos love to use expressions in daily conversations.

Aside from the first ten I have mentioned in my first article, here are the other expressions brought to us by our readers.

 

 

ESTORYAHI

The spelling may vary but they all mean the same thing.

Bisdak University

 

 

PIST*NG Y*W*!

Pist* na, y*w* pa. LOL! Kasab-an jud ta ni Monsignor Dakay ani dlanyer!

 

 

PASTILAN

Pastilan Hardkorero! Nakalimot ko sa pastilan! Salamat kaayo.

 

 

PAYTER

Payter pud imong comment Micheal!

 

 

CHAR

I  first encountered this word when I was in college. I still hear this word but not as frequently as I used to.

 

 

GARA-A UY!

When I see someone who is overconfident, I can’t help but say “Gara-a uy!”

 

 

AHAKA

Hahaha! Yes Juana. I frequently hear this expression.

 

 

DI MADA OI!

There’s another variant of this —> DMD!

 

 

PORBIDA!

This expression came from the Spanish words por and vida which literally means “for life.”

 

 

SABA!

Cebuanos use this expression when they are in disbelief. “Saba diha Goliat!”  LOL!

 

 

SUS OI!

This is a variant of “Sus Ginoo ko” and is frequently used when a Cebuano is pissed off.

 

 

PUTLI’G TIIL

This would be a nice way to scare children and make them behave. LOL!

 

 

ANIMAL!

Hahahaha! Whenever an actor in a radio drama is very mad, he or she would scream “Animal ka!” I sometimes hear this in the suburbs too!

 

This is our list for today.

Can you add more? If yes, feel free to hit the comment section and be heard.

Start a conversation!

#CebuanoExpressions

 

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