kilig

Tagalog Philippines

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

The excited rush of romantic circumstances. Akin to a "shudder" or a "tingling sensation" felt when one feels or sees or experiences a romantic circumstance. Not akin to the "butterflies in the stomach" saying where one feels sick, this feeling is a rush of happy, and excited emotion.

"Dumaan lang si crush, kinilig ka na agad."

"Your crush just passed by, you already felt the rush".





ksp

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?"





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jejemon

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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supot

Tagalog Philippines

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(adj.) It literally means someone who is uncircumcised but is also used as an insult, usually by men, to demean or mock a man's skills.

"Isasama ba natin si Paulo sa shooting range?" "Huwag. Supot naman 'yon."

"Are we going to invite Paulo to the shooting range?" "Don't. He's uncircumcised anyway."





binaboy

Tagalog Philippines

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) The root word 'baboy' literally means 'pig'. 'Binaboy' refers to anything valuable that was destroyed, desecrated or treated with disrespect. The disrespect aspect is important in the usage of this word.

"Ginuhitan nila ang litrato ni Rizal. Binaboy nila ang pambansang bayani natin."

"They drew on the picture of Rizal. They spat on our national hero."





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kati

Tagalog Philippines

Word USED Frequently BY Adults, Teens

Literally, it means "itchy", but it can also mean "horny" in certain contexts.

"Mukhang kating-kati ka ngayon ah."

"You look like you're really itchy right now."





bahala na

Tagalog Philippines

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

An expression used when you leave everything to fate. Typically used when you have no choice in a negative situation or when you've run out of options.

"Di ako nakapag-aral para sa interview ko bukas. Bahala na."

"I couldn't study for my interview tomorrow. Bahala na."





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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."





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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!"