Best Tagalog Words Listed In English Dictionaries


The Top Ten

1 Mabuhay

A Filipino visiting or returning to the Philippines after a period of living in another country. - hatcher234

2 Kilig

Of a person: exhilarated by an exciting or romantic experience; thrilled, elated, gratified. - hatcher234

3 Balikbayan

A balikbayan box is a carton shipped or brought to the Philippines from another country by a Filipino who has been living overseas, typically containing items such as food, clothing, toys, and household products. - hatcher234

4 High-blood

Angry, agitated. - hatcher234

5 Sari-sari store

A small neighbourhood store selling a variety of goods - hatcher234

6 Estafa

Criminal deception, fraud; dishonest dealing. - hatcher234

7 Despidida

A social event honouring someone who is about to depart on a journey or leave an organization; a going-away party - hatcher234

Call this a farewell party.

8 Carnap

To steal (a motor vehicle) - hatcher234

Also carjack. Carnap + Hijack.

9 Halo-halo

A dessert made of mixed fruits, sweet beans, milk, and shaved ice, typically topped with purple yam, crème caramel, and ice cream. - hatcher234

10 Utang na loob

A sense of obligation to return a favour owed to someone. - hatcher234

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