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Bikol phrasebook

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Bikol is a language spoken by people in the Bicol region on southeastern Luzon in the Philippines. It was highly influenced by the Spanish language.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

The Bicol language has many dialect branches. The most famous dialects are Legaspeno and Darageno..

This is very easy in vowels but start rehearsing in Difficulties and semi-vowels,because that may be tricky.


  • Aa-as in 'a' in father
  • Ee-as in 'e' in eggplant
  • Ii-as in 'i' in instant
  • Oo-as in 'o' in orange
  • Uu-as in 'u' in ulcer
  • Eu-as in 'i' in cousin

(a semi-vowel) This is only exists in Darageno dialect

Consonants[edit]

  • Pronounced like English alphabet*

BbDdGgHhKkLlMmNnPpRrSsTtWwYy

Common diphthongs[edit]

  • aw-as in 'ao' in carabao
  • an-as in 'un' in understand
  • os-as in 'os' in boss
  • ng-as in 'ng' in sung
  • eun-as in 'in' in cousin(exists in Darageno dialect)
  • on-as in 'on' in Bonn

DIFFICULTIES[edit]

  • Ng-as in 'nang'
  • mga-as in 'manga'

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Basics[edit]

  • Hello-Hello;Musta

(inf)-Nem;Num

  • How are you-Musta na saimu?
  • Your latest?-Unu na lamang?
  • You're Welcome-Warang unu man
  • Fine,and you?-Maray,ika?
  • Fine too-Maray man
  • Good Morning-Maray na aga/buwas
  • Good noon-Maray na udto
  • Good Afternoon-Maray na hapun/hapon
  • Good evening-Maray na ga'bi
  • Good luck-Bwenas sa imo
  • Please-Dali na
  • Excuse me-Tabi-tabi po
  • Thank you-Mabalos saimo;Salamateunun (Darageno)
  • Do you speak Bicol?-Tatawo ka magsabi nin paBikol?
  • Do you speak English?-Tatawo ka magsabi nin paIngles?
  • Yes-Iyo or Eu

(Darageno)-Amu

  • No-Dai;Indi
  • How do you speak ___ in Bicol?-Panu ang ___ sabihun sa Bikol?
  • Are you American/Japanese/Spanish/Chinese/Canadian/British?-Kano/Hapun/Kastila/Intsik/Kanadyan/Britis ka ba?
  • Bicol is such a nice place-Malanggayun ang Bikol talaga.
  • I miss you-Naulila ako sa imo
  • I hate you-Abu na ko sa imo
  • Nice to meet-Kinamomotan takang makilala
  • You're beautiful-Magayonon ka
  • What's your name-Unung pangaran mo?
  • My name is__-__ang pangaran

Problems[edit]

  • Leave me alone- Pabayaa ako nin sulo
  • Don't touch me!-Dai mu daw ako pagparakaptan!
  • Stop ! Thief !-Pundo ! Parahabon !
  • I'll call the police-Aangalan ku ang pulis
  • Police-Pulis
  • I'm injured-Nalugadan ako
  • Help-Tabang
  • I need your help-Kaipuhan ku ang tabang mo
  • It's an emergency-Imerhencia utu
  • I'm lost-Nawawara ako
  • Where am I now?-Diin na ako ngana?
  • I need a doctor-Kaipuhan ku ning duktor
  • Can i borrow your phone?-Pede ku iramun ang selpown mo?
  • Can i get your number?-Pede ku kuun ang numero mo?
  • I will kill you-Titigbakun taika
  • I'm hungry-Gutomon na aku
  • Did you know where i am?-Aram mu kung diin na ako nakaantos?
  • Your a whore-Puta ka
  • I had no money left-Wara na akong natura na kwarta
  • Do have some?-Igwa ka pa?
  • Sorry,i'm tired-Pasensya na,pagal na ako
  • How much the fare in jeepney?-Mamira/Manggurano man ang pamasahe sa dyip?
  • That's expensive-Mahalunun yan
  • Can i borrow your money?-Pede ko iramun ang kwarta mo?
  • Sure,no problem-Sige,warang problema

Numbers[edit]

0-Buklo;Siro

1-Saro;Isad;Usad

2-Duwa;Panduwa;Dos

3-Tulo;Pantulo;Tres

4-Apat;Pangupat;Kuwatro

5-Lima;Panlima

6-Anum;Panganum

7-Pito;Pangpito;Siyete

8-Walu or Walo

9-Siyam

10-Sampulo;Pulo

11-Onse

12-Dose

13-Trese

14-Katorse

15-Kinse

16-Disisais

17-Disisyete

18-Disiotso

19-Disinuwebe

20-Bainte;Bente

21-Bente-uno

22-Bente-dos

30-Trainta

40-Kwarinta

50-Sitenta

60-Sisenta

70-

80-

90-

100-sanggatos

101-sanggatos-uno

102-sanggatos-dos

500-

1000-ribo

2000-duwang ribo

3000-tulong ribo

10000-panampulong ribo

1000000-sarong milyon;isad na milyon

1000000000-sarong bilyon

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

  • 12:00 am-alas dose nin aga
  • 1:00 am-ala una nin aga
  • 2:00 am-alas dos nin aga
  • 3:00am-alas tres nin aga
  • 4:00am-alas kwatro nin aga
  • 5:00 am-alas singko nin aga
  • 12:00 pm-alas dose nin kaudtohan
  • 1:00 pm-ala una ni hapon
  • 2:00 pm-alas dos nin hapon
  • 3:00 pm-alas tres nin hapon
  • 4:00 pm-alas kwatro nin hapon
  • 5:00 pm-alas singko nin hapon
  • 6:00 pm-alas sais nin gabi
  • Minute-Minutos
  • Hour-Oras
  • Clock-Orasan
  • Seconds-Segundu/o
  • Quartertime-La'bus na oras
  • Shorthand-Saday na kamut
  • Longhand-Alabang kamut
  • Wall clock-Pangparil na orasan
  • Grandclock-Panggarabos na orasan
  • Wristwatch-Rilo/Relo

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

  • Sunday-Dominggo
  • Monday-Lunes
  • Tuesday-Martes
  • Wednesday-Myerkules
  • Thursday-Webes
  • Friday-Byernes
  • Saturday-Sabado

Months[edit]

  • January-Hanyero;Enero
  • February-Pebraryo;Pebrero
  • March-Marsu
  • April-Abril
  • May-Mayo
  • June-Hunyo
  • July-Hulyo
  • August-Ogosto;Agosto
  • September-Setyembre
  • October-Oktobre
  • November-Nobyembre
  • December-Disyembre

Writing time and date[edit]

  • January 9 2000-Inero nuwebe dos mil

Colors[edit]

  • Blue-Azul;Asul;Blu
  • Red-Pula
  • Orange-Darandan;Dalandan
  • Green-Bughaw;Luntian
  • Yellow-Dilaw
  • Violet-Lila;Bayolet
  • Black-Itum
  • White-Puti
  • Color of rainbow-Kulay nin reynbow
  • Indigo-Indigu
  • Cyan-Sayan
  • Magenta-Mahenta
  • Maroon-Marun
  • Yellowgreen-Dilaw asin bughaw na kulay
  • Redviolet-Pulangbayolet na kulay
  • Greenyellow-Bughaw na dilaw na kulay
  • Mixed-Hinalu/o
  • Hue-Kulay

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

  • How much is a ticket to___-Manggurano an tiket sa___
  • One ticket to___please-Sarong tiket sa___po
  • Where does the bus/train go?-Diin aadun an bus/tren?
  • Where is the bus/train ?-Diin an bus/tren?
  • Does this bus/train stop in___?-Pagapundo ining bus/train sa___?
  • When does the bus/train for___will leave?-Kina'no an bus/tren sa___pagaalin?
  • When will the bus/train arrive in___?-Kina'no magalarga sa___an bus/tren?

Directions[edit]

  • How do i get to___?-Pa'nu ako makaadun sa___?
  • Train station-Itasyon nin tren
  • Bus station-Istasyon nin bus
  • Airport-Palupadan
  • Where are there a lot of___?-Diin dyan an kadakeul sa___?
  • Is it far from here?-Arayo daw yan digdi?
  • Can you show me on the map?-Pedeng ipakita mo ako digdi sa mapa?
  • Street-Agihan or dalan
  • Turn left-Liko sa wala
  • Turn right-Liko sa tuo
  • Left-Wala
  • Right-Tuo
  • Straight ahead-Abante sana
  • Intersection-Sabatan
  • Uphill-Patukad
  • Downhill-Parusdos

Taxi[edit]

  • Taxi!-Taksi!
  • Take me to___please-Iduman mo ako sa ___ tabi
  • How much does it cost to take to ___?-Pira an pamasahe kung adun sa ___?
  • Take me there,please-Iduman/Iatud mo ako dyaan tabi

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Eating[edit]

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

  • How much is this?-Manggurano ini?
  • That's only just P1,000-Sarong mil piso man lang yan
  • Is this the right dress for me?-Bagay man ining bado sakuya?
  • That dress is beautiful-Malanggayon san na bado
  • Go to the casier-Dumuman sa bayadan
  • My money is insufficient-An kwarta ko di na kasya
  • Where is the cosmetic section?-Diin an bakalan nin mga kusmetik?
  • Would you like to come with me?-Muya mong mag-iba sakuya?
  • We'll go shopping-Mamasyar kita
  • How many stuffs will you buy then?-Pira man an babakalun mong gamit?
  • Out of stock-Wara nang butang
  • Get some shopping cart-Kumuko nin pamasyar na kart
  • Which is better.This or that?-Arin an mas magayon.Ini o yato?
  • If you like,you may want to invite your friends to join us-Kung muya mo,imbitahun mo man su mga kabarkada mo na mag-iba samu
  • How expensive!-Mahalun
  • Can i use my credit card?-Pede ko gamitun an kredit kard?
  • Shopping centre-Sentrong pamasyar

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

  • President-Presidente
  • Vice-President-Bise-Presidente
  • Mayor-Meyor(the same as English)
  • Police-Pulis
  • Traffic Enforcer-Tagakontrol nin Trapiko
  • Governor-Gobernador
  • Doctor-Duktor
  • Nurse-Nars
  • Janitor-Dyanitor
  • Worker-Paragibo

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