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Can You Guess the Meaning of These Batangueño Words?

We’ve been trying to dig in on what else we could share about Batangas that most of us still don’t know yet. With the 31 towns and 3 cities which comprise the whole province, it’s quite a big challenge to unravel all those things which are truly our own.

We have destinations that magnetize people from all walks of life, from different parts of the country and from outside the borders of the archipelago.

But apart from the breathtaking vistas that we see, one of the first things that reveal our identity as Batangueños to the non-natives of our province is our flamboyant language.

Batangas is said to be the “Heart of the Tagalog Language”. Here we are again. I miss the thread of conversations that stemmed from our Famous Batangueños Words and Expressions which even had a sequel.

Should we go for a third installment? HAHAHA.

If you can translate these words in no time, Batangueño ka nga.

amos
baltik
bangi
barog
bayakir
bukalwak
bulas
dagil
dag-is
dais
galgal
gilong
gitla
hagakhak
hagalpak
hawhaw
hibol
hiso
kabaak
piho
sagpi
sanaw
singhal
sinsay
tagtag
talipa
ulot
utdo
yaon

Ready, get set, go! 🙂

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2 comments

  1. Angelika Magtibay

    AMOS- dumi, dumi sa mukha
    BANGI- ihaw
    DAI-IS- ire
    DAIS- bisita, lapit
    GALGAL –pilyo/pilya
    GILONG- gulong
    GITLA – gulat
    HAWHAW- anlaw, basain
    HIBOL- luka, tanga, topak
    KABAAK- kabiyak, kahati
    SINGHAL- sigaw
    TAGTAG- bura,mawala, matanggal
    ULOT- pilit
    YAON- yun, ayun

    Limot ko na ang iba e. Hahhaha.
    Madami pang pagkakataon paramaitanong ko sa Papa.

  2. John Ronald Mangahas

    amos – dungis
    Arap – bobo
    bangi – ihaw
    Bargas – green minded
    Barik – drink alcohol
    Bulibol – pakan
    Dagasa – slip
    bukalwak – overflow
    gitla – gulat
    Guriguri – messy writing
    Hagok – snore
    hagakhak – tawa
    hagalpak – Lol
    hangkab – kagat
    hawhaw – dampen
    Hibay – busog
    Lungange – tipsy, hilo
    Mamaas maas – tatanga tanga
    Mangandi – horny (goat)
    Mulaga – engot
    Sinsay – tara
    tagtag – lubak
    Tagay – iha
    Takeng – iho
    Ulaga – tanga
    Paulot – gatong
    Patikad – dashing

    yaon – thats it

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