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If you are planning to visit Philippines and drop by to some popular places in Pampanga, below are the common words and phrases used by Kapampangans you should remember.
"Pampango" is the dialect of Kapampangans.
ENGLISH KAPAMPANGAN TAGALOG
1. Good morning Mayap a abak Magandang umaga
(This can be followed by a title: For example, Mayap a abak koyang/atse/kaluguran. Atse means sister, koyang means brother and kaluguran means friend. Kaluguran also means love or valued.
2. Good afternoon Mayap a ugtu/gatpanapun Magandang hapon
3. Good evening Mayap a bengi Magandang gabi
4. Thank you Salamat Maraming salamat/salamat
(When saying "Thank you very much" , just put "dakal a" before the word "salamat" to look like "dakal a salamat")
5. Come here Mekeni Halika dito
6. Yes Ua/Wa Oo/Opo(with respect)
7. No Ali Hindi
8. I like Bisa ku/buri ku Gusto ko
9. I don’t know E ku balu/ tabalu Hindi ko alam
10. I don’t like E ku buri/ e ku bisa Hindi ko gusto
11. I don’t want it E ku buri Hindi ko gusto
When asking questions, use the following:
12. Where? Nukarin? Saan?
(This can be followed by ya/ing, just like putting “is. Example, Where is Fields Avenue? “Nukarin ya ing Fields avenue in Kapampangan)
13. What? Nanu? Ano?
14. What’s you’re name? Nanu ka lagyu? Ano pangalan mo?
15. Where are you from? Taga nu ka rin ka? Taga saan ka?
16. What would you like? Nanu ing buri mu? Ano ang gusto mo?
17. Where are you going? Nu ka rin ka munta? Saan ka pupunta?
18. Who are you? Ninu ika? Sino ka?
When you are shopping, these phrases might help
19. How much is this? Magkanu ya ini? Magkano ito?
20: What is this? Nanu ya ini? Ano ito?
21. What is that? Nanu ya ita? Ano iyan?
The following are words to express your self to others
22. Handsome Masanting Gwapo
(Example when saying "You are Handsome" means "Masanting Ka" in Kapampangan)
23. Beautiful Malagu Maganda
(Example when saying "You are Beautiful" means "Malagu Ka" in Kapampangan)
(Kapampangans also use “masanting” when they are referring to nice/beautiful things)
24. Sour Maslam Maasim
25. Sweet Mayumu Matamis
26. Big/large Madagul Malaki
27. Small/little Malati Maliit
28. Few Ditak/kapuranggit Konti
When using directions, use these:
29. Left Kaili Kaliwa
30. Right Uanan/Wanan Kanan
(“Right” in English also means affirmation. If referring to this, use “ustu” in Kapampangan)
31. Cold Marimla Malamig
32. Hot Mapali Mainit
33. Expensive Mal Mahal
34. Cheap Mura Mura
There are still more words and phrases in Kapampangan which may require a whole book to discuss but hopefully, this blog should help. Next time, I will make a blog on places must visit in Pampanga, Philippines.