Waray-waray Leyte, Philippines

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Everyone

A general interjection used in various emotions like shock, pain, frustration, disbelief, anger or sadness. The intonation of the word differs with each emotion. Not to be confused with the other Waray word "agi" which means "to pass" or with "hagi" which is a sigh.

"Agi! Naigo ak!"

"Ouch! I got hit!"

ayaw gad*

* don't

Waray-waray Philippines

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means "don't" but is said with a hint of begging to the other person, similar to "please don't".

"Ayaw gad ak pagsinamoka yana kay nagtatarabaho ak."

"Stop bothering me right now please, because I'm working."


Tagalog Philippines

Acronym USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Stands for "Kulang Sa Pansin" which literally means "lack of attention". It refers to people who do exaggerated, unnecessary or annoying things to draw attention to themselves. It usually refers to children but is also applicable to adults.

"KSP ka ba? Ba't ang gulo-gulo mo lagi?"

"Are you lacking attention? Why are you always bothersome?"



Tagalog | Bisaya Philippines

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) In the Philippines, we use "jejemon" to refer to people, especially teenagers, who are fond of using symbols and unnecessary characters while texting messages, thus altering the clarity of the word formation as well as the meaning. For example: ',,h3l0wZ..' !! güD' m0rN¡ng' ,!! '

Note: The literal meaning is a little similar to "ghetto".

"Di ko maiintindihan ang post nya sa Facebook, isa syang jejemon."

"I can't understand her Facebook post, she's such a jejemon."

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Waray-Waray Leyte, Philippines

Interjection USED Frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) An interjection used to express disappointment or frustration. It is equivalent to sighing in English.

"Hagi, nakawatan na naman ak'."

"Sigh, I got pick-pocketed again."


hay nako

Tagalog Philippines

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It is used to express frustration.

"Nambababae na naman 'tong si Juan." "Hay nako."

"Juan's womanising again." "Hay nako."


eh di ikaw na!

Tagalog Philippines

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It is usually used as an insult to someone who is performing better than you. A close translation in English would be, "then you do it, if you're so good at it", or "good for you!" but said with a sarcastic tone. It is a phrase frequently associated with smart shaming but can also be used as a form of banter for close friends.

"Natapos ko na assignment ko!" "Eh di ikaw na!"

"I finished my homework already!" "Well, good for you!"