Waray phrasebook

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Waray is a minority laguage spoken in the Philippines, mostly in the Western Visayas (Samar and Northern Leyte). (English and Filipino are the official laguages of the Philippines.)

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Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[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.


Hello. 
Hello. (Same as in English)
How are you? 
Kumusta ka?
Fine, thank you. 
Maupay man, salamat.
What is your name? 
Ano it imo ngaran? or Ano tim ngaran?
Who are you? (Informal)
Hin-o ka?
My name is ______. 
______ tak ngaran. or Ako hi ______.
Nice to meet you. 
Maupay nga nagkilala kita.
Please. 
Alayon. Palihug ____ gad. (As "'Tagi gad." : Please give.)
Thank you. 
Salamat.
Thank you very much. 
Damo nga salamat. or Salamat hin duro.
You're welcome. 
Waray sapayan. or Waray ano man.
Yes. 
Oo.
No. 
Diri.
Excuse me. (Getting attention) 
Anay daw.
Excuse me. (Passing through) 
Tabi. or more politely, Excuse me. (Same as in English)
I'm sorry. 
Pasaylo-a ako. or Pasaylo-i daw ak.
Goodbye. 
Sige, sunod na la.
Goodbye. (Informal) 
Makadi/malakat na ako.
I can't speak "name of language" well. 
Diri ako ma-aram magyakan hin "name of language" han maupay. or Diri ak nakakalata han "name of the language."
Do you speak English? 
Maaram ka mag-English?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Mayda ba maaram dinhi mag-English?
Help! 
Buligi ako! or Tabangi daw ako!
Look out! 
Paghinay! or Pangita!
Good day  
Maupay nga adlaw.
Good morning. 
Maupay nga aga.
Good Afternoon
Maupay nga kulop
Good evening. 
Maupay nga gab-i.
Good night. 
Maupay nga gab-i.
Good night. (To sleep) 
Pangaturog na 'ta.
I don't understand. 
Waray ako makabaro/(maka)intiende. or Diri ak nasabot.
I don't know. 
Diri ak maaram.
Where is the toilet? 
Hai't CR?

Weather[edit]

Hot 
Mapasô.
Cold or Chilly
Mahagkot.
Sunny  
Maadlaw; Masirak; Masudang.
Rainy  
Mauran
Cloudy 
Madalumdum
It's going to rain. 
Máuran.

Numbers[edit]

One (1)  
Usa
Two (2)  
Duha
Three (3) 
Tulo
Four (4)  
Upat
Five (5)  
Lima
Six (6)  
Unom
Seven (7)  
Pito
Eight (8)  
Walo
Nine (9)  
Siam/Nuybe
Ten (10)  
Napulo
Elevan (11) 
Onse
Twelve (12) 
Dose
Thirteen (13) 
Trese
Fourteen (14) 
Katorse
Fifteen (15) 
Kinse
Sixteen (16) 
Disiseis
Seventeen (17) 
Disisyete
Eighteen (18) 
Disiotso
Nineteen (19) 
Disinuybi
Twenty (20) 
Beinte

Time[edit]

Now 
Yana
Later 
Niyan
Before 
Han una
Before (something) 
Bago
After 
Pagkatapos
Morning 
Aga
Afternoon 
Kulop
Evening 
Gab-i
In the evening 
Ha gab-i
Night 
Gab-i
Yesterday 
Kakulop
Last night 
Kagab-i

Clock time[edit]

Hour 
Oras
Minute 
Minuto
One o'clock, 1
00am : Ala-una han aga
Two o'clock, 2
00am : Alas-dos han aga
Three o'clock, 3
00pm : Alas-tres han kulop
Six o'clock, 6
00pm : Alas-sais han gab-i

Duration[edit]

___ second(s) 
___ ka segundo (___ na kah se-GUN-do)
___ minute(s) 
___ ka minuto (___ na kah me-nuto)
___ hour(s) 
___ ka oras (___ na kah o-RAS)
___ day(s) 
___ ka adlaw (___ na kah ad-L-AW)
___ week(s) 
___ ka semana (___ na kah se-MAH-na)
___ month(s) 
___ ka bulan (___ na kah bu-LAN)
___ year(s) 
___ ka tuig (___ na kah tu-ig)
___ decade(s) 
___ ka dekada (___ na kah de-KAH-da)
Daily 
Adlaw-adlaw/Kada adlaw
Monthly 
Kada bulan

Days[edit]

Monday
Lunes
Tuesday
Martes
Wednesday
Miyerkules
Thursday
Huwebes
Friday
Biyernes
Saturday
Sabado
Sunday
Domingo

Months[edit]

January 
Enero
February 
Pebrero
March 
Marso
April 
Abril
May 
Mayo
June 
Hunyo
July 
Hulyo
August 
Agosto
September 
Septyembre
October 
Oktobre
November 
Nobiyembre
December 
Disiyembre

Colors[edit]

white
busag
red
pula/baga
blue
asul
black
itom/pili
brown
tabonon
yellow
dulaw, darag
green
berde

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Taxi[edit]

Bring me to this hotel. 
Dad-a ako ngadto hini nga hotel.
Let's go! or Let's move! (as in telling to move the car) 
Larga na! or Andar na! or Tara na!
Let us go there. (certain destination) 
Kadto kita didto.
Faster! 
Paspasi! or Pagdali! also Dagmit!
Slowly. 
Paghinay.
Slow down. (Telling a person) 
Paghinay-hinay la.
To speak. 
Pagyakan.
Stop! (Car)
Undang. or Pára!
Stop here. 
Undang dinhi. or Dinhi la.
Only here. 
Dinhi la.
I have arrived. 
Inabot na ako. or Adi na ako.
Keep the change. 
Imo nala't sukli.

Money[edit]

Money 
Kwarta
Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
Na-accept kamo hin American/Australian/Canadian dollar?
Do you accept credit cards? 
Na-accept kamo'n credit card? or Puydi't credit card?
Where is the ATM? 
Hai't ATM?

Eating[edit]

Snack time 
Miryenda
I want ____. 
Gusto ko hin ____.
Chicken 
Manok
Beef 
Karne han baka
Pork 
Baboy
Fish 
Isda
Eggs 
Itlog
Vegetables 
Gulay
Fruit 
Prutas
Bread 
Tinapay
Coffee 
Kape
Tea 
Tsaa
Juice 
Juice (Same as in English)
Water 
Tubig
Salt 
Asin
I'm finished. 
Tapos na ak.
I'm full. 
Busog na ak.
I'm hungry. 
Gutom na ak.
I don't want to eat 
Nadiri ak pagkaon.
It was delicious 
Marasa. or Karasa.
It was not delicious 
Diri marasa.
I don't eat ___. 
Diri ak nakaon hin ___.

Bars[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Other[edit]

What? 
Ano?
Who? 
Hin-o?
When? 
San-o/Kakan-o?
Where? 
Hain/Diin/Ngain?
Why? 
Kay-ano?
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