Archive for 'Borrowed Words'
A poor man’s residence. In rural Philippines, barung-barong usually refers to a small hut or shack, made from bamboo, nipa, thatched fronds, rattan and normally found in rustic areas and owned by farmers. In urban Philippines, [...]
A pair of rural slippers that uses the wood as platform and leather, rubber, or plastic as strap. Derived from the Chinese words bak (“wood”) + khiaq (“slippers”). In Pinoy slang and pop culture, bakya is [...]
Local sausage stuffed with ground pork, pepper, saltpeter, salt, sugar, crushed laurel leaves, and some preservatives. Some Philippine provinces have developed their own distinct longganisa flavor and have gained popular following such as the Vigan Longganisa [...]
A race of any kind, especially a horse race, and usually involving wagers. Also used to refer to career or profession. e.g. Anong karera mo? From the Spanish carrera, which means “run” or “race [...]
To assess the value of. Appraise. e.g., Kinilatis ng maigi ni Doña Buding ang kasintahan ni Mina. Must have come from the Spanish “quilate,” which translates to carat. Featured Image Credit: latest-fashion-accessories.blogspot.com [...]
A Tagalog word that generally refers to the farmlands. Although bukid may refer to any cultivated land in predominantly agricultural areas, it is usually more associated with rice farms. A person who tends the farmland (i.e. [...]
Chicharon (English: Crackling) is a favorite “pulutan” (finger food) during social drinking sessions, especially in the rural areas. Chicharon has many variations. The most common variation is usually made from pork rind that is deep-fried in scalding [...]