We Filipinos often prefer to learn foreign languages than our own language. It is because we are confident enough to say that “, this is my country, i know how to speak and also understands Filipino words wherever i go “. No matter how fluent we are in speaking our own language, still we have so much to learn.
Here are some uncommonly used and recently invented Filipino Words that you might want to know and share to your friends in school and family.

Filipino Word: Payneta 

English Word: Comb

Meaning: a toothed device used for styling, cleaning and managing hair and scalp. (source: Wikipedia)

Sentence: Ang payneta ni Anna ay marumi. (Anna’s comb is dirty.)

Filipino Word: Salipawpaw

English Word: Airplane

Meaning: a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller. (source: Wikipedia)

Sentence: Gusto kong makasakay sa salipawpaw balang-araw. (I want to ride an airplane someday.)

• Filipino Word: Pantablay

English Word: Charger

Meaning: A device for charging storage batteries. (source: Merriam-Webster)

Sentence: Hinahanap ko ang pantablay dahil mahina na ang baterya ng cellphone ko. (I am looking for my charger because my phone is low in battery storage.)

• Filipino Word: Duyog

English Word: Eclipse

Meaning: an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer. (source: Wikipedia)

Sentence: Magkakaroon ng duyog ngayong darating na sabado. (There will be an eclipse this coming saturday)

• Filipino Word: Dagibalniing liboy

English Word: Electromagnetic Wave

Meaning: responsible for transmiting energy in the form of microwaves, infrared radiation (IR), visible light (VIS), ultraviolet light (UV), X-rays, and gamma rays. (source: Wikipedia)

Sentence: Ang tinatalakay namin kanina ay tungkol sa dagibalniing liboy. (We discussed about electromagnetic wave a while ago)

• Filipino Word: Batalan

English Word: Washroom

Meaning: a room with washing and toilet facilities. (source: Merriam-Webster)

Sentence: Si Andie ay maagang gumasing at nagmamadaling maligo dahil marami pang gagamit sa batalan. (Andie woke up early and hurriedly showered because there are more people will use the washroom.)

• Filipino Word: Alimusom

English Word: Scent

Meaning: a distinctive smell, especially one that is pleasant. (source: Merriam-Webster)

Sentence: Tila dumikit sa aking damit ang kanyang alimusom. ( Her scent seemed to stick in my clothes.)

• Filipino Word: Sambat

English Word: Fork

Meaning: a tool in the form of a trident consisting of a handle with several narrow tines on one end. (source: Wikipedia)

Sentence: Si Jr ay hindi sanay kumain ng walang sambat. (Jr is not used to eating without a fork.)

• Filipino Word: Anluwage

English Word: Carpenter

Meaning: a person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structures. (source: Merriam-Webster)

Sentence: Nangangailangan sila ng anluwage. (They require a carpenter.)

• Filipino Word: Miktinig

English Word: Microphone

Meaning: a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal. (source: Wikipedia)

Sentence: Inagaw niya ang miktinig sa akin dahil gusto niyang kumanta. (She took the microphone from me because she wanted to sing.)

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