Top Ten Spanish Loanwords In Tagalog

Tagalog, one of the main languages in the Philippines, is heavily influenced by the Spanish due to centuries of being under their control.

The Top Ten

1 Basura (Trash)
2 Libro (Book)
3 Zapatos (Shoes)

In Tagalog, it's spelled sapatos, but it's still pronounced similarly. - ethanmeinster

4 Tsinelas (Slippers)
5 Puto (Rice Cake)

The funny thing is that puto is a cuss word in Spanish but it's a rice cake in Tagalog. So, be careful if you start a Filipino bakery in Spain or Mexico. - ethanmeinster

Spanish: Puto- Is a bad word for homosexuals
Tagalog: Puto- Steamed rice cake. - Fandom_Lover

6 Merienda (Light meal in the late morning or afternoon)
7 Cerrado (Closed)
8 Baño (Bathroom)

"May I go to the Baño? " - A typical Filipino student going to the restroom in English class.

We were discussing a major lesson which is part of our exam in order to graduate, suddenly, our teacher asked a question. My friend raised his hand: "Yes? " Teacher said, "May I go to the Baño? " - Fandom_Lover

9 Gasolina (Gasoline)
10 Guapo (Handsome)
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