There are tons of batangueno terms to know about – have you heard any? As the language differs quite a bit between regions, sometimes it’s hard for even Filipino people to understand regional dialects.

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If you’re planning a trip to Batangas at some point in the future this post is definitely worth reading.


Batangas terms form A-Z

  • alapaw – sakay
  • alid -tuyong dilis
  • alibadbad – asiwa
  • alpas – nakawala
  • amos -dumi sa mukha
  • ampiyas – ulang napasok sa bahay
  • angot – mabaho
  • anlalawa -gagamba
  • antak- atake ng sakit
  • apta- maliit na hipon
  • arak -mayabang
  • are -ito
  • arilyos – hikaw
  • asbad- palo
  • asbag -kabag
  • asbok -usok
  • awas -apaw
  • babag -away
  • bahaw- kaning malamig
  • baklay –sakla
  • balais – restless
  • balagwit – pagdadala ng mabibigat ng bagay gamit ang kawayan
  • balyina – kandila
  • banas – init
  • bang aw – asong ulol
  • balatong – munggos
  • banglian – buhusan ng mainit na tubig
  • balingusan- ibabaw ng ilong
  • balisbisan -gilid ng bahay
  • bangi – ihaw
  • bangkulit – asar
  • bangyaw -malaking langaw
  • bariles – dram
  • bargas – masama ang ugali
  • barik- inom ng alak
  • basaysay – bahay
  • bigtal- pilas
  • bilot – tuta
  • binangi – inihaw
  • bithay – salaan ng bigas o mais
  • botogs – gagamba
  • bulador – saranggola
  • bunite – tinapay na bilog parang monay
  • burabo – makapal na pulbo sa mukha
  • dag im – maitim na ulap, uulan
  • dag-is Ire
  • dinoldol – bibingkang yari sa mais
  • dulos – pandukal ng damo
  • galgal – pilyo
  • galpong – giniling na kape o bigas
  • garute – palo
  • gamas – pag-aalis ng damo
  • gambol – lamog
  • gapak – sumpong
  • gulok – itak
  • guyam – maliit langgam
  • halyas – tinadtad na puno ng saging
  • hambo ligo
  • hantik – malaking langgam
  • harok – hilik
  • hawot – tuyo
  • hibol – topak
  • himatlugin – antukin
  • hitad – talandi
  • hipi – hipan
  • huntahan – kwentuhan
  • ilaya – north
  • ibaba – south
  • ingli – kilos
  • kalamonding – kalamansi
  • kampit – kutsilyo
  • karibok – kagulo
  • kawang – hindi nakalapat
  • kawot – malaking sandok
  • kitse – tansan
  • kostal – sako
  • kumpay – damong inani pakain sa hayop
  • la aw – malakas na boses pag nag uusap
  • labangan – kainan ng mga biik
  • labon – laga
  • landang – may sinat
  • laseta – balisong
  • lawo – tuyong kawayan na ginagamit pandikit
  • liban -(mabilis) tawid
  • liban -(malumanay) hindi pumasok, absent
  • Ligawgaw – kiliti
  • ligwak – tapon ng likido
  • lilik karit
  • lintog – lapnos
  • liwat – salin
  • maanta – mabaho
  • mabagting – matibay
  • maligalig – iyakin
  • magkusi – magluto
  • maghikap – maggala
  • malaba – madapa
  • malandas – madulas
  • mamay – lolo
  • mautdo – maigsi
  • mulay – barya
  • mura – buko
  • mutaktak – alam
  • nabayakid – natapilok
  • nalaba – nadapa
  • naknak – nana
  • napangurngor – nadapa una ang nguso
  • nasanguyan – nasamid
  • olbo – kulungan ng baboy
  • pagat – habol
  • pagaw – malat
  • pagerper – kalapating mababa ang lipar
  • palte – palitan
  • panggang sobra ang pagka-ihaw
  • pangkal – tamad
  • panhik – akyat
  • pandalas – nagmamadali
  • panumbi – panuntok
  • papagayo – saranggola
  • parasko – bote ng kwatro kantos
  • patikad mabilis na takbo
  • pika – asar
  • pikloy – pantal
  • pinais – lutong binalot sa dahon
  • piral – pingot sa tenga
  • pinindot – ginataang bilo-bilo
  • pingga – gamit na pangbalagwit, made of bamboo
  • puluhan – hawakan
  • purunggo – basag na bote
  • putot – kulelat
  • sakol – kain nang nakakamay
  • salwal – short pants
  • sambalilo – sombrero
  • sampilong – mahinang sampal
  • sangkaka – matamis na bao
  • sanglay – ginataang malagkit
  • sereno – hamog
  • siit – malilit na kahoy gamit na pandikit ng apoy
  • sintores – dalandan
  • sumbi – suntok
  • suminsay – dumaan
  • sumping – head dress
  • sungaba – subasob
  • supok – sunog
  • sura – inis
  • takid – tisod
  • talpog – sunog
  • tambilong – natumba
  • tampalasan – aksaya
  • tangkal – kulungan ng manok
  • tangla – istambay
  • tapayan – banga ng tubig
  • tatyaw – batang tandang
  • tikin – mahabang kahoy na panungkit
  • tindagan – pantusok ng bar-b-que
  • tinghar – tihaya
  • tipay – butones
  • titisan – ash tray
  • tubal – maruming damit
  • tuklap – tanggal ang balat
  • tuklong – kapilya
  • tulyasi – malaking kawa
  • tungko – kalan
  • ungag – tanga
  • usbaw – istupido
  • utay-utay – dahan dahan
  • wasang – inis