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BU-raw:  woke up late

ta-li-AM-bong:  art

tu-YAW:  enchanted / bewitched

This is how to pronounce taliambong and what it means.


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Angry:  a-KIG

Cold:  tug-NAW / gi-na-TUG-na-wan

Exasperated:  ga-UG-tas / ga-la-LA-in

Happy:  na-LI-pay / na-SAD-ya-han

Hot:  na-i-NI-tan

Hungry:  gu-TOM

Itchy:  ka-TOL

Longing:  na-HID-law

Nervous:  gi-na-KUL-ba-an

Rested:  na-ka-pa-HU-way

Sad:  su-BO^

Sweating:  gi-na-BAL-has / gi-na-pa-ma-HU-lay

Thankful:  na-ga-pa-sa-LA-mat

Tired:  ka-POY / KA-poy

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Sweet:  TAM-is

Sour:  AS-lom

Salty:  a-SIN

Bitter:  pa-IT

Umami:  na-NAM

Bland:  LAS-ay

Tasteless:  wa-LA^ sa-BOR

Flavorful:  sa-bo-RO-so

Delicious:  NA-mit

Very delicious:  na-mit-NA-mit

This is how it works in an actual ride on the jeepney, bus and tricycle.

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Fare:  PLE-te

Pay:  BA-yad

Please:  pa-LI-hog

Pull over (corner):  BANG-ga^ lang

Pull over (curb):  lu-GAR lang

Ride:  sa-KAY

Joan Honoridez worked as a Court Interpreter before she was promoted to Court Legal Researcher at the Hall of Justice, Bacolod City.

She is also an artist and a writer.

Having been an interpreter of the technical legal English to the common Bacolod court users and seeing the lack of an official English-Hiligaynon/Hiligaynon-English dictionary with correct pronunciation, it is her dream to create one for the preservation of her native dialect.

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bus:  BAS

jeepney:  JIP / DYIP / RAWND-trip / de pa-SA-he

tricycle:  TRAY-si-kol

pedicab:  tray-SI-kad

taxi:  TAK-si / PI-yu

vehicle (in general):  sa-LAK-yan

This is your virtual Bacolod e-guide.  Take a look at some of the useful tips to get you in and around the City of Smiles.  Start by wearing a smile yourself. 😉