Don’t Ask For What You Don’t Want.
(Last updated 06 October 2018)
Why Don’t People Ask For What They Want?
This was originally a comment to my article expressing one of my embarrassing moments at trying to be funny at the expense of a Filipino … never a very good idea. So, here it is.
Funny Filipino Words
Actually there are a lot of funny Filipino words and even funnier ways that Filipinos use them.
Sometimes Filipinos repeat the first syllable to make the word in future form.
So the word “baba” which means “down” will become “ba-baba” or “will go down”.
“Kain” or eat becomes “ka-kain” (will eat).
“Talon” or jump becomes “ta-talon” (will jump). And so on.
Another word we use like the word “lang” (In English, “lang” typically means “only”) is “ba”.
We use this after asking a question.
So for example if you are going to ask if a person will eat, it goes like this “ka-kain ba?”, of if going to jump “ta-talon ba?”
buh buh buh buh – buh buh buh buh”. Hehe