Chavacano-English Dictionary

Chavacano English Dictionary

(Exerpts)

 

Aa

abaca n. Manila Hemp

abajada adj. downwards

abaja  v. to go down

abajo adj. below, under

abajo  adv. down

abajo n. bottom

abal-abal n. big waves

abandonado adj. abandoned, deserted

abandona v. abandon

abanica v. to fan

abanico  n. fan

abdo n. hiel

abducta v. to  abduct

abierto adj. open

abio n. packed lunch

abogado n. lawyer

abona v. to defray expenses

abonante n. payer of  someone’s bill

abono n. fertilizer

abordo adj. on board

abrasada n. embrace

abrasador n. long pillow

abraso  n. embrace

abraza  v. to embrace

abridor n. can opener

abril n. April

abrí v. to open

abstene v. to abstain

abuela n. grandmother

abuelo n. grandfather

abultado/ao  adj. bulging, protruding

abundancia adj. abundant, plenty

aburrido adj.  annoyed

abusa v. to abuse

abusado/ao adj.  abusive

abuso n. affront, abuse

abuya v. to appear

acabado/ao adj.finished

acabar  adv. after

acaba v. to finish

acaso adv. in case,perhaps

causa de adv. because of

accesoria n. accessory

accidentalmente  adj. accidentally

accidenta v. to meet an    accident

accidente n. accident

acción n.  act, action

aceitada adj. oiling

aceite crudo n. crude oil

aceite n. oil

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Bb

babah v. to piggy back

babat v. to marinate

babubabuy adj. epileptic fit

bacocang n. boil, sore

baculao n.  baboon

bagacay n.  small bamboo specie

bagaje n. baggage

bagaso n.  used sugar cane stalks

bagaybay n. coconut flower

bag n.bag (handbag)

bagon n. fermented shrimp paste

bagsak v. drop heavily

baguing n. vine rope

bahao n. leftover food

bahala adv. never mind

bahal  n. old coconutwine

bahía n. bay

bailajan n. dance session

bailarina n. dancer

baila v. to dance

baile n. dance

bajao   n.  left-overs

baja v. to go down

bajo adj. shallow,  short

bajura adj. shallowness

bakah adv.  maybe

bakia n. wooden clog

bakul adj. stranded

balabag adv. across

balae n.couple’s parents

balagun n. creeping vine

bala n. bullet

balanceado/ao  adj. balanced

balancea v. to balance

balance n. balance

balanghagan adj. mindless chatering

balconaje n. balcony

baldado/ao adj.  fractured, sprained

balde n. bucket

baldosa n. tile

balibad  n. alibi, excuse

balisbis n. hillside slope

baliskat adj. upside down

ballena  n. whale

balsa n. raft

bálsamo n. balm

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Cc

caballas n. mackerel

caballero n. gentleman

caballito n. young horse

caballo mujer n. mare

caballo n. horse

cabaret n. cabaret

cabe v. to fit

cabeza n. head

cabit adj. attached

cable n. cable

cabra n. she-goat

cabrito n. male goat

cacag n. hen cackle

cacerola n. cooking pan

cada adj. each, every

cada dos años adj. biennial

cada dos meses adv. bimonthly

cada día  adv. daily

cada semana adv. weekly

cadena  n. chain

cadenita n. necklace

cadera n. hips

cadáver n. corpse

cafetera n. coffee pot

cafetería n. cafeteria

café n.  coffee

caganera  n. diarrhea

caguang n. flying squirrel

cahigan n. garden rake

cahig v. to rake ground

caimito n. starapple

caja de hierro  n. steel safe

cajah adv. maybe

caja n. case

cajero/a n. cashier

cajon n. box

cake n. cake

calabasa  n. squash

calabozo n. jail, prison

calamares n. squid

calamidad n. calamity

calam n. tickle

calandracas adj. mess

calavera n. skeleton

calawang n. rust

calayat adj. scattered

calcag n. unkempt hair

calcetín n. socks

calculador n. calculator

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Dd

daan adj. old, used

dabung n. bamboo shoot

dagami  n. rice stalks

dagta   n. sap

dalaga n. maiden

dalag   n. mudfish

dalaguita n. teen

dalasukan adj.crowded, packed tight

daldalera adj. chatterbug

dale aviso v. to notify

dale presta v. to lend

dale v. to give

dalih v. to hurry

dama n. checkers game

danao  n. mud pond

dasah n. dried banana leaves

dasug adj. packed tightly

daw/dao adv. allegedly

dayaw v. to seek contest

dayun adv. immediately

daña v. to  harm

daño n. injury

de, desde adv. from

de adentro prep. from within

de alisto adv. quickly

deamon/diamon pro. ours

de antemano adv. beforehand

de antes adj.   former

deaton/diaton pro.  ours

debajo de prep.  under,

debejun adj. deft ridden

debe n. debt, owe

deberasan adj. truthful

deberas n. truth

deber n. obligation

debuenas adj.lucky

década            n. decade

decae v. to decline

decencia n. decency

decidí v. to decide

decisión n. decision

declamación n. declamation

declama v. to declaim

declaración jurado n. affidavit

declaración n. declaration

declarado adj. declared

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Ee

ear n. oreja

earwax , cerillas

eclipse n. eclipse

economía n. economy

económico adj. thrifty

edad    n. age

edición n. edition

edificio n. building

educación n. education

educado adj. educated

educa v. to educate

efectivo adj. effective

efecto  n. effect

eficiente adj.   efficient

egorias n.pretensions

ejecutivo n. executive

ejemplo n. example

ejercicio n. exercise

el adv.  The

el auxiliary when used  with a verb to indicate future  tense

   el baila—will dance

   el subu –will climb

   el tomo-will drink

elección n. election

electricidad n. electricity

elegante adj. elegant

elegido  n. elected

elegí v. elect

ele pron. he, she

elimina  v. to eliminate

elitista            n. elite

embajada n. embassy

embajador/a  n. ambassador

embalsama v. to embalm

embaraza v. to embarrass

embarazo n. embarrassment

embarca v.  to embark

embiste v. to fight back

emblandia v. to soften

embroma v. to joke

embudo n. funnel

embustero n. liar

embusterías n. lies

embutido n. sausage

emergencia n.            emergency

eminente adj. eminent

emoción n. emotion

empaca v. to pack up

empachado adj. indigestion

empanada n. meat pie

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Ff

fabrica  v. to fabricate/manufacture

fabrica  n. factory

facilita v. to facilitate

fácil adj. easy

falda n. skirt

fallada n. failure

fallado adj. defective

falla v. to  fail

falsificación n. forgery

falsificado adj. falsified

falsifica v. to falsify

falso adj. counterfeit, fake

falta adj. lack

familia n. family

familiares n. intimates

famoso adj. famous

fanfarronadas adj. boastings, showoffs

fanfarrón n. showoff

fantasía n. fantasy

fanático n.& adj. zealot

farmacia n. pharmacy

farol n.            lantern

fastidia v. to get fed up

fastidioso  adj.            fastidious

fatigado  adj. fatigued

favorable adj. favorable

favorece v. to favor

favorito adj. favorite

favor n. favor

febrero n. February

fecha n. date

felicidades n. congratulations

felicita v. to congratulate

fe n. faith

feo/a adj. ugly

fiador  n. guarantor

fianza  n. bail

fiel adj. loyal

fiesta n. feast, holiday

figura  n. figure

fija v. to stare

fijo  adj, fixed, steady

filo n. blade edge

fin adj. last

final adj. final, last

finaliza  v. to finalize

finalmente adv.  finally, eventually

financial n. financial

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Gg

gabah n. karma

gagamba n. spider

gagerias n. stupidities

gago adj. dull, dumb

gajo n. node division

galamay n. tentacle

galante adj. gallant

galapakan n. series of explosion, noises

galapung n. ground rice

galería n. gallery, porch

gallera n. cockpit

gallina n. hen

gallinero n. poultry house

gallo n. cock, rooster

galón n. gallon

ganah v. to win

gana  n. appetite

ganancia n. gain, profit

gancho n. hook

ganga n. taunt, leer

ganso  n. goose

gapas  n. cotton

garaje  n.  garage

garamusa adj. disorder

garantía n. guaranty

garganta n. throat

gargarea v. to gargle

garrafón n. glass jar

garrapata n. tick, louse

garrote n. big club

garrotia v. to hit/clobber with

gasgas adj. scraped

gas n.  gas

gasolina n.  gasoline

gastador adj. spendthrift

gasta   v. to spend

gasto n. expense

gastoso adj. expensive

gata de coco n. coco milk

gatito n. kitten

gato n. cat

gatorgalla n. wild cat

gatung v. to start a wood fire

gaturan adj. intrepid, foolhardy

gavilán  n.  hawk

gayot  adv. word for emphasis of repeated or previous word

generación n. generation

general n. general

generoso adj. generous

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Hh

habagat n. monsoon squall

habilidad n. ability

habla v. to tell/speak

habug v. to cultivate

hacag n. sidecut on tree trunks for footing or climbers

hace amigo v. befriend

hace v.            to build/make

hacha  n. axe

hagtuh            v. to yank/jerk

haluga adj. loose

halus adj. stomach feeling for broth/soup

hambre n. famine, hunger

hambriento adj. greedy

hambugeria n. bluster

hambugero n. braggart

hambug n. to show off

hampas v. to swipe

hampul  n. herb poultice

hamug n.  dew

handah v. to feint

hanggul adj. excited over something new

hapu n. asthma

haragan adj. greedy

harana            n. serenade

haranista n. serenader

haray adj. overhanging branch

harina n. flour

harta v. to over satiate

hasta cuando adv. forever

hasta prep. up to, till

hasta que conj. until

hasta siempre adv.   ever

hatud v. to excort

hayaan n. wailing

hay adv. there is/are

hayah v. to baúl/wail

hayang  adj.  lie on back

hecho  adj.  done, made of, fixed game

hecho de mano   adj. hand-made

hecho de hierro adj.  made of iron

hechura adj.  appearance

hediondo adj.& n.    smelly

hedor adj. stink, stench

hemorage n. hemorrhage

hende adv. not, no

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Ii

ibingan n. cobra

ibit n. médium lizard

icha/echa v. to place

iday vuelta adv. round trip

ideal adj. ideal

idea n. idea

identificación n.  identification

identifica v. to identify

idolo n. idol

iglesia n. church

ignorante adj. ignorant

igual adj. similar, equal

ilanun n.half matured coconut fruit

ilegal adj. illegal

ilegitimo adj.illegitimate

ilusión n. illusion

imagen n. image

imaginación n. imagination

imagina v. to imagine

imbudo n. funnel

imitación n. imitation

imita v. to imitate

impaciencia n. impatience

impaciente n. impatient

imperdible n. safety pin

impertinente adj. impertinent

implica v. to implicate

impone  v. to impose

importao  n. imported

importancia n.importance

importante adj. important

importa v. import

imposible adj.  impossible

imprenta n. printing press

impresión n. impression

improvisa v. to improvise

impuesto n. tax

imut v. to make the most of something

inanimado adj. lifeless

incapaz adj. incapable

incentivo n. incentive

inchilao adj. vexed

incidente n. incident

incienso n. incense

inclinación adj. slant, inclination, slant

inclina v. to incline/slant

inclinado adj. inclined

incluido adj. included

incluí v. to include

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Jj

jabonera n. soap dish

jabón   n. soap

jack n. jack (for car)

jala v. to pull, lead

jalay v. to hang up

jalea n.            jelly

jalo n. pestle

jamaca n. hammock

jamón n. ham

janitor n. janitor

japones n. Japanese

jaqueca  n. headache, migraine

jardinero n. gardener

jardin n. garden

jaula n. cage

jefe n. boss, chief

jengibre n. ginger

Jeringa n. syringe

jila v. to pull

jilaw adj. raw

jolen  n. toy marbles

jorgesa n. toy

jornalero n. day laborer

joven adj. young

jovencito n. youngster

juego n. games

juelga n. strike

jueves n. Thursday

juez n.  judge

juga, v. to play

jugador n. gambler

juguete n. toy

juicio n. mind

julio n. July

junio n. June

junto adv. together

juramentado n.amok

juramento n. oath

jura v. to swear

justicia n. justice

justifica v. to justify

justo adj. just, rightful,

jutic v. to whisper

juventud n. youth

juzgado n. court

juzgamiento n. judgment

juzga v. to judge

jóvenes n. youngsters

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Kk

kabit n. concubine

kabit v. to cling

kabug n. big bat

kaingin n. slash and burn farm

kakal v. to rap the head

kalaw n. hornbill

kalawisik adj. scattered bits and pieces

kalayatan adj. scattered  far and wide

kamali adj. erroneous

kamang v. to crawl

kame pro. we

kanaton pro. with us

kangnga adj. bald

kanila pro. with them

kanunuan n. ancestor

kasangkapan n.  personal belonging

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Ll

labio bajo n. lower lip

labion  n. thick-lipped

laboratorio n. laboratory

labrador n. worker

labra v. to trim wood

labut n. concern

labuyo n. wild chicken

lacuacha v. to play hooky

lado/lao n. side

ladrada n. dog barking

ladra n. dog bark

ladrillo n. brick

ladronadas n.  thievery

ladrón n. robber, thief

lagag adj. gluton, greedy

lagasan n. chase, race

lagas v. to chase

laga v. to boil

lago n. lake

lagrima n. teardrop

lagrimoso adj. tearful

laguerta n. farm land

laguit adj. skinny, lean

lagung n. big fly

lahup v. to pre heat leaf

lakang n. big stride

laman n. flesh, content

lambe v. to lick

lampara n. lamp, light

lampasia v. to mop floor

lampaso n. mop

lampas v. to overtake

lampin n. diaper

lampus v. to throw down at or against

lamuk n. mosquito

lana n. wool

lanceada n. stab wound

lancea v. to stab with knife

lancha n. motor launch

landug v. to slip on slippery ground

langkay n. dried coco palm leaves

langosta n. locust

lanote n. abaca fiber

lansa adj. fish smell

lanza n. lance, spear

lao adj. side of

lao derecha n. right side

lapida n. gravestone

lapinig n. gnat

lapis n.            pencil

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Mm

maantud adj. burnt smell

mabula adj. frothy

mabuling adj. dirty

macabungul adj. deafening

macalam adj. ticklish

macaluya adj. tiresome

macamiedo adj. fearful

maca prefix for tend to be’

macarabia adj. hateful

macarisas adj.            amusing

macarisas adj. laughable, funny

macasap adj. rough

machacao adj. crushed/broken to pieces

machaca v. to crush

machorra adj. old infertile stout mammal

machucado/ao adj. broken to pieces

machuca v. to smash

maculado adj. brawny

macunat adj. tough meat

madebe adj. deft ridden

madera n. wood, lumber

madrasta n. stepmother

madre n. mother, nun

madrina n. godmother

madrugada n. dawn

madura v. to ripen

maduro adj. ripe

maescama adj.scaly

Maestro/o n. teacher

maga hojas n. foliage

maga auxiliary to denote plural form

mágica n. magic

magikero n. magician

magulu adj. troublesome

mahina adj. slow

mailap adj. evasive, agey, untamed, wild

mais n. corn

maizan n. cornfield

malabo adj. indefinable, fuzzy, unclear

malagkit n. glutinous rice

malaman adj. fleshy

malandug adj. slippery

malasao adj. halfcooked

malata adj. mushy

malbaratado/ao adj.

   underpriced

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Nn

na buen salud            adj. healthy, well

nace v. to be born

nacido adj. n. born

nacimiento n. birth

nacionalidad  n. nationality

nacional n.  national

nación n. nation

nadador n. swimmer

nadah v. to swim

nada pro. nothing

nadie pro. no one, nobody

namuk n. mosquito

nana n. mother

nangka n. jackfruit

na prep. adv.  in, at

naranja n.  orange

nariz n. nose

narra n. redwood

nasnas adj. all out harassment

nasnasan n. all out fighting

nativo n. native

naturalmente adv. naturally

natural n. natural

navaja n. razor

naval n. navy

navega v. to navigate/sail

nawi n. rattan strips

nayona n. sow

necesario adj. necessary

necesita n. need

negada n. denial

negativo adj. negative

nega v. to deny/refuse

negligencia adj. negligence

negligente adj. careless

negociante/a n. trader, businessman

negocia v. to negotiate

negocio n. business

negro adj. black

negruzco adj. blackish

nervia v. to be unsure

nervioso adj. nervous

neumonía n. pneumonia

nganga adj.  agape

ngirit adj.& n. grin

ngusu n. snout

nicho n. niche, tomb

 

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Oo

obedece v. to obey                                                                                                            obediencia n.  obedience

obediente adj. obedient

objeto n. object

obligación n. obligation

obligado adj. beholden, binding, compulsory, obliged

obra n. deed

obrero n.  worker

observante adj.  observant

observa v. to observe

obtene v. to obtain

ocasión n. occasion

oceano n. ocean

ochenta n. eighty

ocho n.  eight

octubre n. October

ocupación n. occupation

ocupado/ao  adj. busy, occupied

ocupante n. occupant

ocupa v. to occupy

ocurrí v. to occur

odia v, to loathe

odio n. loathing

oeste n. west

ofende v. to  offend

ofendido adj. offended

oficial n. official, officer

oficina n. office

ofrece v. to offer

ofrecimiento n. offering

oi, uyi v. to listen, hear

oídas n. hearsay

oído n.  hearing     

ojala inter. God willing

ojo n. eye

ojote n. rice stalk

okra n. gumbo

oleh adv. again

olestia adj. smelly

ole v. to smell

olla n.  earthen pot

olor n. smell, odor, scent

oloroso adj. fragrant, odorous, smelly

olvidao  adj. forgotten

olvida  v. to forget

olvidon adj. forgetful

ombligo n. navel

omenta v. to add

omento  n. addition

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Pp

paabajo adv. downward

paacabada n.  depletion

paagatiao adj. slump

paaman  adj. held in reserve; n. reserve

pa arriba adj. upward

pacang n. wooden paddle

paciencia n. patience

paciente adj. patient

pacifica v. to pacify

paclang de mais n.  corn cob

paculup adj. face down

pacu n. fern

padecostao adv. sideward

padetrasadv. backward

padrasto n. stepfather

padre n. priest

padrino n. benefactor, patron, godfather

pagao adv. paid

pagano n. pagan

paga v. to pay

página n. page

pago n. payment

pahid   v. to rub

pahnus adj. stale

pahugerias adj. boastings

paicot icot adj. zigzag

paisano n. countryman

pais n. country

pajagad n. sledge

pajama n. pajama

pajareador n. hunter

pajarea v. to hunt

pájaro n. bird

palabra del dios n.  word of god

palabra n. word

palaca n.  frog

palacio n. palace

paladar n. palate

palakpakan adj. clapping of hands

palakpak v. to clap hands

pala n. shovel, spade

palangana n. wash basin, wash tub

palanga v. pamper

palanga  n. pet

palapala n. overhead

   platform

palara n. axe handle

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Qq

que conj. that, which, what

quebrado adj.  broke

Quebradura n. crack

quebrantado/ao adj. broken beyond repair

quebra v. to break/smash/crack

queda amoroso v. to endear

queda bueno v.  to heal

queda mojao v. to wet

queda v. to stay/remain

queja n. complaint

quejada n. grumbling

quejoso adj. grumpy

quemado/ao  adj. overcooked, burned

quemadura del sol n. sunburn

quemadura n. burns

quema intencional n. arson

quema n. fire, blaze

quema v. to burn

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Rr

rabia v. to be angry

rabio n. anger, hate

rabo n. tail

radical adj. radical

radio n. radio

ragunio n. abrasion

rajado/ao cracked/split

rajadura n. crack, split

ralador n. grater for coconut meat

rala v. to grate coconut

rama n. branch

ramita n. twig

rampa n. ramp

rampante adj. rampant

rancio adj. rancid

raqueta n. racket

raramente adv. seldom

rasa v. raze

rasca v. to scratch

raskina n. itchiness

raspador n. scraper

raspa v. to scrape

rastro n. trace

rato n. short time

raton chiroso  n. mice

raton   n. rat

raya n. line

rayo n. lightning

razonable adj. reasonable

razón   n. reason

realidad adv. reality

real n. real

rebajada n. bargaining

rebaja v. to bargain

rebaje n. bargain

rebata v. to grab/snatch

rebelde n. rebel

recaida n. relapse

recarga v. to recharge

recelo n. distrust, misgiving, suspicious

recepcionista n. clerk, receptionist

recepción  n. reception

receta n. prescription

rechaza v. to reject

recibi  v. to receive

recibo  n. receipt

reciente adj. recent

recientemente adv. recently

recimo n. fruit cluster

recio adj. rampant, strong, hard, sturdy

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Ss

sabacan n. lap

sábado n. Saturday

sabana n. grassy plain

saber n. knowledge

sabe v. to know

sabiduría n. wisdom

sabio adj. learned, wise

sabiondo adj. knowledgeable

sahbit v. to snag

sablayan n. clothesline

sabor adj. tastes, flavor

saborea  v. to savor

sabotaje n. sabotage

sabroso  adj. tasty

sabulag adj. scattered

saca v. to take

saco n. sack

sacrificio n. sacrifice

sacrilegio n. sacrilege

sacristán n. acolyte

sacup n. follower

sagabal n. obstruction

saggang n. jaw

saging n. banana

sagrado adj. sacred

Saguan n. banca paddle

sahig n. slat flooring

sahlud v. to catch grain, liquid

saja v. to slit

sajuma v. to exorcise with smoke

salaan n. strainer

salado/ao  adj. salty

salah v. to strain liquid

sala n. living room

salapang n. three pointed spear

salapu n. chance meet

salario n. salary

salawayun adj.naughty

saleroso adj. lively

sale v. to get out

salida n. departure, exit

salinas            n. salt beds

salmuera n. pickled fish, meat

sal n. salt

salpica v. to sprinkle

salsa n. sauce

salta  v. to jump, leap

salubre adj. salty

saludajan adv. greeting each other

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Tt

tabaco n. tobacco

tabas v. to cut grass

tabla adj. draw in game

tabla n. lumber, board

tableta            n. tablet

tablón n. cultivted farm land, thick plank of 

   planed lumber

tabo n. water dipper

tabu n. taboo

taclobo n. giant clam

taco n. cue billiards stick

tacon n. heel of shoe

táctica n. tactic

tagah n. slash scar

taho n.            ginger tea

tajea v. to hack

tajo n. slash wound

taklas v. to climb

talabangan v.to gangup

talbus n. top of plant

talento n. talent

talihti n. drizzle

taller n. smithshop

tallia adv. there (far)

talli adv. there, near you

talliti n. drizzle

talucap n. sheet of banana stalk

talung n. eggplant

tal vez adv. perhaps

talón n. heel of foot

tamban n. fresh sardines

tambilijan n. green lizard

también adv. also

tambobo n.barn/granary

tambo n. reed

tambor n. drum small

tambuli n. horn

tamen adv. also

tampat adj. flat

tampa tampa v. to pretend; n. pretender

tangcal  n. pig pen

tangga n. idiot

tangkong n. swamp cabbage

tangkugu n. nape

tanque n. tank

tantea v. to feel/gauge

tanto adv. so much

tantuyu, adj. sleepy

(and more. . .)

 

Uu

uban n. companion, white hair, accomplice

ube n. yam

ubod n. edible shoot

uclat v. to uproot

ugat n.            tendon

ulam n. viand

ulan n. rain

ulianun  adj. senile

uliji adj. last place, late

uling n. soot

ultimo adj. last,ultimate

ultrajo n. scold

ulvidon adj. forgetful

umalin            adj. dislike

umang            n. hermit crab

umit adj. involvement

unano n. pygmy

un art.             an

una vez adv. once

unias n. toenail

unico adv. only

unido adj. united

unifica v. to unite/unify

uni v. to join

universidad n. university

un momento adv. awhile, in a moment

uno n. one

(and more. . .)

 

 

Vv

vacación n. vacation

vaca  n . cow

vacante n. adj.  vacant

vacuna            n. vaccination

vacía v. to pour

vagabundo n. roamer, vagabond, vagrant

vaina n. sheath

vale n. promissory note

valeroso adj. valiant

valiente adj. brave, daring,  fearless

valienteria n. bravery

valle n. valley

valor n. value, worth

vanidoso adj. vain

vanilla n. vanilla

varadero n. shipyard

varado adj. aground

variado adj. varied

varicela n. chickenpox

vaso n.            drinking glass

vecino n. neighbor

vehiculo n. vehicle

veinte n. twenty

vejez n. old age

velación n. vigil

velada n. evening musicale

vela n. vigil, sail

velocidad n. velocity

velo n. veil

vena n. vein

venao n. deer

venda  n. bandage, wound dressing

vende  v. to retail/sell

vendible adj. saleable

vendida n. sale

vendido  adj. sold

veneno  n. venom

venenoso adj. poisonous, venomous

venera v. to venerate

vene ya v. come now

vengador n. avenger

venganza n. vengeance

vengativo adj. vindictive

venga v. to retaliate/revenge/avenge

venida n. arrival

venidero adj. coming, expected arrival, future

ventaja n. advantage

ventajoso adj. advantageous, favorable

venta n. sale

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Ww       

Waras adj. furious reaction

wahoy n. number game

      

Xx

x-ray   n. x-ray

xerox   n. xerox

xylopone n. xylophone

Yy

ya -   is an auxiliary indi

   cator for the past

   tense of a verb

   ya baila— danced

   ya canta—sang

   ya dormi—slept

ya adv. already, pres

   ently, finally

ya brinca adj. jumped

ya hace espanta adj.  

   to surprise

ya justifica adj. justified

ya juzga adj.  judged

ya larga adj. left

yarda  n. yard

yate n. yacht

y conj.             and

yugo n. yoke

Zz

zacate n. grass/ weeds

zambulli v. to  immerse, swim in water,  to dive, submerge

zapatero n. shoemaker

zapato n. shoe

zebra n. zebra

ziper n. zipper

Un par de zapatos

A pair of shoes

Chavacanos usually form the plural of nouns by adding “s” because of their familiarity with English Grammar.

In common Chavacano usage, the addition of  “s” to a noun indicates the plural form of the noun. Other Chavacanos  would prefer to use the auxiliary “maga” or “mana” to indicate the number of the noun. See Page 35.

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