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Revision as of 13:32, 24 September 2014

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

Vowels

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

  • Pronounced like English alphabet*

BbDdGgHhKkLlMmNnPpRrSsTtWwYy

Common diphthongs

  • 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

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

Phrase list

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Clock time

  • 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

Days

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

Months

  • 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

  • January 9 2000-Inero nuwebe dos mil

Colors

  • 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

Bus and train

Directions

  • One way-Sarong dalan/agihan

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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