Archive for 'Idiomatic Expressions'
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 [...]
Generally used to refer to the smallest denominated Philippine coin. Presently, and for most of the time in the past, that is the Five Centavo coin. There have been times when the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas [...]
Tagalog idiomatic expression pertaining to a person who is predisposed to stealing. “Kamay” is the tagalog word for hand/hands while “malikot” loosely translates to “always moving.” Also “makati ang kamay” (literal translation: itchy hands) or “mahaba [...]