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A BUHI BICOL VOCABULARY
by Yukihiro Yamada

Copied from the Buletin of the Faculty of Education, Kochi University, Japan - No. 24 Series I, 1972


Phonetic
Symbol
  EXPLANATION

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glottal stop used in the middle or end of a word, such as in the word 'adi?' (king) vs. 'adi' (this);

the pepet vowel

 

 

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BODY PARTS AND BODY SENSATIONS

1. head páyo
2. hair bwk
3. grey hair óbán
  body hair bawkág
4. brain óták
5. forehead ag
6. eye matá
7. dust in the eye poli
8. eyebrow kiráy
9 tears lowá?
10. blind botá
11. nose oróng
12. mucous toáy
13. ear talia
14. deaf bg
15. mouth osó?
16. lips iwi?
17. tongue dilá?
18. tooth ipn
  molar tooth ba?
19. saliva rorá?
20. to breath mag?ia?ia
21. to blow mag?oyóp, oyópan
. Blow off the dust. oyópn mo aná alpóg.
  Blow up the fire. oyópan mo a kaláyo? .
22. cough obó
23. chin k?k?
  jaw s
24. face lalawgn
25. cheek pisi
26. neck li?g
27. nape tirón
28. shoulder baxa
29. hand kamt
30. palm paxád
31. finger goramy
32. finger nail kóko
33. chest rgán
34. breast of woman sosó
35. ribs gosók
36. lungs polmón
37. heart posó?
38. belly tyán
39. lower abdomen po?són
40. intestine bitóka
41. liver atáy
42. bile, gall apró
43. navel posd
44. back of person tawtód
45. excreta s?d?
46. urine iyi?
47. penis botó?
48. circumcised tor i?
49. break wind, fart otót
50. knee toód
51. foot pa?á
52. skin obák
53. pus naná?
54. sweat iná
55. blood rogó?
56. vein ogát
57. bone ?
58. flesh lamán
59. to see makita, ke?tn, magsx
  I saw him in the church nakita ko iyá sa simbaán
  look at this ke?tn mo adi
  I saw movies nagsx akong sini.
60. smell paró
61. hear rgg
. Did you hear him talk? nargg mo na iyan ( ) nagsabi?
  I listened to the radio last night. nagrgg ako sa rajo kagabi?
  Let's hear him rgg ta iya?
62. to laugh magirit
  Don't laugh. di? iká magirit
  Don't laugh at him. di? mo iyá pagiritán
63. To cry, weep omibi?
  The widow is crying ni?ibi? aná bálo
64. shout mag?yáw
  Who shouted 'Fire'? siisáy nag?yáw nin kaláyo?

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CLOTHING AND OTHERS

65. clothing, dress badó?
66. cloth téla
67. to cloth, wear iso?wót
. Wear your dress. iso?wót mo aná badó?mo
68. naked, from the waist up obó?
  naked, from the waist down obó?
69. cotton gapás
70. comb sokráy
  fine toothed comb for taking off lice soród
71. ring sisi
72. scissors gonti
73. needle ragóm
74. thread torsido
75. to sew magtai?
  Sew your torn clothes. ta?n mo aná gasi? mo badó?

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FOOD AND OTHERS

76. rice, unhusked paréy
  rice, husked bgs
  rice, cooked méy
  rice, burnt rkt
77. to leave rice over live coal after cooking  
  to reach the right degree of edibility négn
  Allow the rice to settle by its own heat négn mo aná méy
78. taro, with big leaves katná
79. yam, violet in color alyén
80. fruit boá
81. coconut noyóg
. coconut hust bonót
  coconut milk naték
82. banana batág
  a bunch of banana (generall from ten to  
  twentyf), subtended by a single spathaceous bract sapád
  a stem or a cluster of fruits, especially of banana, etc. bo?lig
83. eggplant taló
84. ginger lo?
85. seed, kernel, e.g., mango, etc toxwá
  seed for planting bini?
86. egg omón
87. salt asin
88. sugar-cane tobó
89. milk gátas
90. water tobig
91. steam, vapor sáw
92. soup sabw
93. wine alák
94. to get drunk maborát
95. chewing tobacco mamá?
. areca nut boá
  areca leaf boyó?
  lime apóg
  to chew chewing tobacco magmamá?
96. to cook mag?otó?, magotó?
  Cook the side dish. otó? mo na aná pagsirá?.
97. to roast, broil magsogbá
  Broil the fish. isogbá mó aná isrá?.
98. to strain, filter saran
  Strain the juice. saran mó aná tagk.
99. unripe, raw ilw
  The mango, fish is still unripe, raw ilw pa aná magá (isrá?)
100. ripe inóg
101. to eat magka? n
  They ate here. nagka sirá didi
  Eat it. kaka?n n mo aán.
102. to drink mag?inóm
  We did not drink there. di? kami nag?inóm adtó.
103. to suck spspn
  Suck the blood. spspn mo aná rogó.
104. to vomit somoká
  Vomit what you ate. isoká mo aná kinan mo.
105. hungry ponáw
106. full, satisfied after eating bosóg
107. thirsty pahá?
108. taste námit
109. to taste namitán
  Who tasted this? siisáy nagnámit niadi
110. tasty masirám
111. tasteless - lack of salt mata?
112. salty maasgád
113. sweet mata?mis
114. bitter mapait
115. sour maaxm
116. hot, pungent maaxá?
117. acrid masakrt
  This banana is still acrid. masakrt pa ádi batág
118. good smelling mawmót
119. bad smelling mabata?
120. rotten ra?t, lpa?
121. mould - mildew agop?op

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DWELLING AND OTHERS

122. house baxy
123. space under a house siró
124. floor saxg
125. pillar tgás
126. wall lnb
127. roof atp
128. to roof atpán
  Roof the house with cogon grass. atpán mo aná baxy nin gogón.
129. fire kaláyo
130. smoke asó
131. ashes abó
132. charcoal ori
  live coal bagá
133. to burn matotó, masoló?
  Their house was burnt last year. nasoló? yo baxy nirá kasó sád a toaón?
134. to sit down mag??
135. to lie down magbatá
136. to sleep matoróg
137. blanket tam
138.. hammock doyá
139. dream katorógan
140. to wake magmatá
141. to get up magbaón, bomaón
  I woke at six but did not get up. nagmatá akó alás sais kindi? di? akó nagbaón
142. to stand up tomindg
143. to open magbokás
  Open the window boksán mo aná bintána?

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INSTRUMENTS AND OTHERS

144. earthen jar ba
145. to leak tomobd
  The jar is leaking nitobód aná ba
146. mortar losó
147. pestle a?
148. to pound magbayó, bayon
  You pound rice. bayon mo a pary
  Pound the rice. magbayó iká nin mais.
149. to grind giln
150. nail pakó?
151. saw lagádi?
152. to whet taisn
  Whet the bolo. taisn mo aná sondá

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EVERYDAY LIFE AND WORKING

161. life boháy
  alive boháy
162. fat matabá?
163. thin, lean maniwá
164. tired pagál
165. sick hilá
166. painful maklg
  smart maklg
167. fever kalentóra
168. wound kaprsán
169. itchy magatx
  He says his anus is itchy. magatx konó aná botbót niyá.
170. scratch kilotn
  You just scratch my back. kilotn mo aná tawtód ko?.
171. medicine boló
172. poison iló
173. to kill gra?nn
  Kill him. gra?nn mo iyá.
  Who killed him? siisáy nagra?án sa kanyá?
174. to die magra?án
175. to bury the dead ilb
  Let's bury the dead. ilb ta na aná gra?án.
176. to be defeated mada?g
  I won. You are the one who was defeated nangána akó. nada?g iká

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KINSHIPS AND OTHERS

180. person taó
181. man laláki
182. woman babái
183. child, generaly agín
  child, son or daughter agín a laláki (o babái)

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MOVEMENTS AND TRANSPORTATION

207. to go pomontá, magpontá
  When did you go to Japan? kaso?óno iká nagpontá sa hapón?
  He'll go to Manila tomorrow. naypontán iyá sa manila? kinaodmá.
208. to go out lomowás
209. to enter lom?g
210. to turn, change one's direction lomikó?, somikó?
  Turn to the right. lomikó? iká sa toó.
211. to go with, accompany ibaán, ibanán
  If you are going with us, change the dress. kin iká magiban magsali? na ika.
212. to arrive mag?abót
213. to depart mag?alin
214. to walk mag?agi?
215. to run magdalágan
216. fast mabagsik
  He runs fast. mabagsik iyá magdalágan.
  He ran fast. nagdalágan iyá nin mabagsik.
217. slow malowáy
  Carabao walks very slow. malowáy mag?agi? aná damolág.
218. to crawl magkanáp
  The earthworm is crawling on the ground. nikanáp sa ragá aná owáti.

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LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

226. to speak magsabi
227. to say sabin
  What did you say? onó yo sinábi mó?
  You say, "Thank you". mabálos intig

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PLAYING AND AMUSEMENT

236. to play magyamn
237. to sing magkantá
238. to dance, not social dance but native dance. magbayli
239. cowrie shell boskáy

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GIVING AND RECEIVING

240. to give magtaó
  Give this guava to your brother. itaó mo adi bayáwas sa ipatod mo
  Give a guave to your brother táwan mo bayáwas aná ipatod mo.
241. to get. magkok
  Who took this?  
  Take my smoking pipe.  
242. to buy  
  Buy some bread.  
  I'll buy this for you.  
243. to sell  
  They are selling vegetables in the market.  
244. cheap  
245. expensive  
246. to borrow  
  Borrow from him.  
  Borrow his g-string.  
  Borrow from him from me.  
  May I borrow your umbrella?  
  Lend him your umbrella?  
247. debt  
     
248. to redeem balokátn
  Redeem his watch from the pawnshop.  

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VARIOUS ACTIONS AND OTHERS

249. to wait mag?xát
  I waited for you for a long time. xy na kitá pinag?xát.
250. to ask for something. mag?ayát
  Ask him for some oil. mag?ayát iká sa kaniyá nin laná.
251. to help magrgp ta iyá.
  Let's help him. rgpán ta iyá.
252. to rescue, save agapán
  He saved the child from drowning. ilinigtas niyá yo agin sa pagka?ms.
253. to hit, with fist sontokn
254. to kiss aran, mag?arang
255. to bite kagatn
  Which dog bit him?  
256. to hold  
  Hold the plate well; it might drop.  
267. to catch  
  Don't catch the frog.  
258. to throw away  
  Throw away the rubbish.  
259. to throw  
  Throw the stone to the far place.  
  Throw him the bundle of palay.  
260. to push  
  Push the boat first.  
  Don't push him; he might fall from the cliff.  
261. to pull  
  Pull the cart.  
  Pull the cord.  
262. to kick  
  Kick the laundry tub.  
263. to use  
  I didn't use my gun.  
264. to hide  
  Hide your earrings.  
265. to seek  
  Seek for the lost young carabao.  
266. to put  
  Put the cooked rice in the table.  
  Put sugar in the coffee.  
267. to wrap  
  Wrap the garlic in the paper.  
268. to spread out  
  Spread the sleeping mat.  
  Spread the cloth to measure it  
269. to gather  
  Gather hanged clothes.  
270. to make  
  Who made this?  
  Make this.  

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NATURAL WORLD AND OTHERS

295. sky, heavent lait
296. cloud paganorn
297. dew ambón
298. rain orán
  drizzle tagíti
299. thunder dagdg
300. lightning kilát
301. sun aldáw
302. moon bolán
303. star bito?ón
304. sun-beam anyág
305. shadow, shadow figure anino
  shade lindó
306. dark madlm
397. light, bright maliwanág
308. wind pars
  typhoon bagyó
309. hot ma ?ínit
310 cold malipt
311. mountain bókid
312. river sowó
313. foam, bubble sobó
314. to sink malonód
  s yó ?ía?aóá  
315. to float up on the surface of the water magltá w

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PLANTS

332. tree, wood kaóy, kahóy
333. grass tk
334. trunk of a tree po?ón nia kaóy
335. branch saá
336. leaf daón
337. thorn todók
338. flower borák
339. root gamót
340. to grow tomotóboaná pakó bató
  Fern is growing on the stone. tomotóbo?
341. to plant itanm
  You (pl.) plant rice, itanm ninyó aná pary. (Cf. no. 76)
342. bamboo kaláp
  a kind of slender bamboo. kawayán
343 moss lom

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ANIMALS, INSECTS, AND OTHERS

344. bird bayó
345. fish isrá?
  mudfish talosóg
346. worm owd
347. dog ayám
348. cat oaw
349. carabao damolág
350. goat kandí
351. pig oríg
352. chicken manók
  to brood eggs magl ml m
  to hatch eggs mag?imsá?
353. deer osá
  mouse ab?
355. bat kolalapnít
356. crab, generally ogáma
  crab, big an?ít
  crab, small kaság
357. shrimp pasayán
  lobster byd
358. octopus pogíta
  squid kano?ós
359. crow owák
360. ant sirm
. termite any
361. mosquito namók
362. flies law
363. louse kot ó
  nit, egg of louse lsá?
364. leech limtá?
365. snake axás
366. house lizard tia?gáw
367. horn sogy
368. tail ikóg
369. beak toká?
370. wing pakpák
371.. feather bawkág
372. scales kiskis
373. gills asá
374. to fly maglayóg
375. to swim maglaóy
376. to be drowned mams
  The fisherman was drowned. nams yó pará? isrá?

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SHAPE, COLOR, AND SOUNDS

377. round bilóg
378. sharp materm
  edgge, of knife, etc. term
379. dull marw
380. hole lobót
381. straight togyó?
382. line lińa
383. thing bagáy
384. big dakx
385. small sadáy
386. long maabá?
387. short ali?pót
388. thick mai?bg
389. thin maimpis (thing); maniwá
390. red polá
391. yellow amarilyo
392. white poti?
393. black itm
394. indigo l
395. sound tonóg
396. noisy maribók

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