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awâ-áwà

Hiligaynon

Dim. and Freq. of áwà. Indì mo pagawáawáon ang bátà, kay magahibî gid lang. Don't speak so very compassionately to the child, for it is certainly going to cry.



awát

Hiligaynon

Occupation, business, engagement, work, anything that detains; to keep busy or engaged, to hinder from doing or attending to something else. May awát akó. I have some task to perform, some work in hand (and, consequently, I beg to be excused). Ginawát akó níya. He kept me occupied, hindered me from attending to something else. Dî mo akó pagawatón. Don't hinder or interrupt me. Iníng trabáho iawát ko sa ímo. I'll give you this work as an interruption to your present engagement. Awatí sing malíp-ot nga tión ang ímong buluhatón. Interrupt for a moment your present occupation. Allow your time to be encroached upon for a while. Awát man lang inâ. That was only an interruption, was of no avail, to no purpose, was a complete failure. Indì ka magkádto dídto, kay awát man lang ang ímo pagkádto. Don't go there, for your going there will be only a waste of time. (see kaawátan, mainawáton, libáng).


áwot

Hiligaynon

(B) Toughness, hardness, tightness, immovability; to move with difficulty, to be hard-, difficult-, to deal with. Nagáwot na ang tinápay nga dáan. The stale bread has become hard. Gináwot níla ang súngsung sa botílya. They made the cork fit very tight in the bottle. Sang tingádlaw mahapús ang pagbukás siníng ganháan, ápang karón, kay tingulán na, nagáwot. In the dry season it was easy to open this door, but now in the rainy season it is difficult. Naawótan akó sa paggábut siníng lánsang. It was a hard job for me to draw out this nail. Ginawótan akó sináng táo sa pagpaháylosa íya. I had great difficulty in bringing that man over to my point of view. Iníng kárne maáwot. This meat is tough. (see tíg-a, húnit, hugút, paganót).


áyhan

Hiligaynon

Perhaps, may be, mayhap, possibly, by chance. Also used as a verb. Indì ka magayhán-áyhan, kay kon matúod, matúod. Don't say "perhaps, perhaps", for if it is true, it is true. (see dámlag, básì, kabáy).


ayô

Hiligaynon

To ask, request. Nagayô siá kay tátay nga malakát sa Ilóng-ílong. He asked father to be allowed to go to Iloilo. (see pangáyò).


ayô

Hiligaynon

Haggling, higgling, bargaining, beating down the price of; to haggle, higgle, bargain, beat or knock down the price, ask for less than charged. Baráto man lang iní; ngáa nga nagaayô pa gid ikáw? This is really cheap; why then do you still haggle? Ayoá sa íya iníng hénero, kay masiádo kamahál. Try to beat down his price for this cloth, for it is too dear. Ayoí siá sing bisán limá ka dakû lámang. Make him lower the price even if by only five centavos. Walâ sing ayô dirí sa ámon, kóndì ang tanán nga ámon balalígyà may bilí nga napát-ud. There is no haggling with us, for all we sell has a fixed price.


baáng-báang

Hiligaynon

(B) To warm up, get warm by taking a hot drink, food, etc. Baáng-baángi ang ímo solóksolók sing diótay nga kán-on sa walâ pa ikáw magsúgud sang pagpangabúdlay. Warm your stomach with a little rice, before you start your work. Mainúm akó sing maínit nga tsa sa pagbaángbáang sang ákon solóksolók. I am going to drink hot tea to warm my stomach. Imna iníng bíno, kay magapabaángbáang sang ímo solóksolók. Drink this wine, for it will warm you up. (see bagáng).


bábha

Hiligaynon

A large rent or hole, a gaping wound, gash; to make a gash or rent. May bábha ang likód níya, kay ginlabô ni Fuláno. He has a gaping wound on the back, for he received a gash from N.N. Ginbábha níya ang báyò ko. He tore a large hole in my jacket. Ginbabhaán níya ang íya likód. He made a gaping wound in his back. Ibábha sa likód níya ang ímo binángon. Give him a gash on the back with your bolo. (see wáng-wang).


bádang

Hiligaynon

To practise, inure, train, accustom to, make used to. Nabádang na siá sa pagtabakô, pag-inúm sing bíno, paghámbal sing ininglés, etc. He is now accustomed to smoke, to drink wine, to speak English, etc. Nabadángan ko na iníng lugár, iníng mga buluhatón, etc. I am now used to this place, to this kind of work, etc. Ipabádang mo siá sa pagsáut sa kay Fulána. Let her learn to dance under N.N.'s instruction. Nagsutíl ang bátà, kay walâ sing nabadángan ang pagkastígo sang íya ilóy. The child turned out badly, because her mother had no method in punishing her. (see ánad, hánas).


bág-as

Hiligaynon

The scar of a cut; pock-marks, the pits of smallpox; to trim or dress by cutting off small pieces, to raze mounds. Bag-así ang káhoy sang dáldag. Dress the wood with the adze. Ibág-as ang wásay sa káhoy. Use the hatchet to trim the wood. Nagsaláma na ang plása, kay nabag-asán ang mga boklódbóklod kag natampokán ang mga limpásong. The public square is level now, for the mounds have been razed and the holes filled up. May bág-as ang íya nawóng. His face is marked (pitted) with small-pox. (see bás-bas).


bagâ

Hiligaynon

(B) Quarrel, dispute, squabble, words, high words, altercation, bickering; to quarrel, wrangle, fall out, squabble, have words with, etc. Ang mga bátà nagabagâ. The boys are quarrelling. May ginbagâ akó kahápon. I had a quarrel with somebody yesterday. Ngáa man nga ginbagâ mo si Hosé? Why did you quarrel with José? Ginbagâ ko siá, kay kinúhà níya ang ákon kasíng. I quarrelled with him, because he had taken my spinning-top. Indì mo siá pagbagaón tungúd siníng diótay nga butáng. Don't pick a quarrel with him for this small matter. Pabagaá si Andrés kag si Hosé. Make Andrew and José quarrel with each other. Ipabagâ si Hosé sa kay Andrés. Make José pick a quarrel with Andrew. (see súay, baísbáis).


bagáng

Hiligaynon

To warm, to heat, make red-hot. Ginbagáng sang manugsálsal ang salsálon. The smith made the iron red-hot. Nabagáng na ang gánga. The roasting-pot is hot. Bagangá ánay ang gánga sa walâ pa ikáw magsánlag sang maís. Heat the roasting-pot first before you roast the corn. Ang gúgma nagabagáng sang íya tagiposóon. Love warms his heart. Ibagáng akó ánay sing isá ka nahót nga salsálon. Kindly make a piece of iron red-hot for me. Bagangí akó sing gánga, kay magasánlag akó sing maís. Heat a roasting-pot for me, for I am going to roast some corn. Ginabagáng siá. He is getting hot, i.e. he has fever, as a forerunner of some serious disease like smallpox, measles, etc.


bagáy

Hiligaynon

Harmony, symmetry, melodiousness; tuned, harmonious. Iníng sísta dílì bagáy or iníng sísta walâ sing bagáy. This guitar is not tuned. Ang piáno ni Fuláno dílì na bagáy, kay dúgay na nga walâ pagbagáya. The piano of N.N. is now out of tune, because it has not been tuned for a long time. (see libágon-out of tune; unharmonious, flat).


bághot

Hiligaynon

To cut off a piece at a time of the suák, that is, the coconut flower in order to get tubâ. Baghotí ang suák. Cut off a piece of the suák. Ibághot akó sang suák. Kindly tap the suák for me. May lubí ikáw nga saráng mabaghotán? Have you any coconut-palms that can be tapped for tubâ? Hóo, ápang índì akó magpabághot sinâ, kay buót ko himúslan ang kópras. Yes, but I will not allow them to be tapped, for I wish to utilize the copra. Ipabághot mo sa ákon or pabaghotán mo sa ákon iníng napúlò ka púnò nga lubí mo. Let me tap for tubâ these ten of your coconut-palms.


bágio

Hiligaynon

Typhoon, cyclone, tornado, tempest, hurricane, storm, wind with heavy rain; to be stormy, to blow or rage (of a typhoon). Nagabágio ang kalibútan. A typhoon is raging or a hurricane is blowing (over the earth). Nabagiohán kamí sa bapór. We were caught by a hurricane on board the steamer. Naálsa na ang ikaduhá nga tándà, kay magabágio, konó. The second storm-signal has been raised, for a hurricane is approaching, they say.


bagô

Hiligaynon

Will, head, soul, brain. Walâ gid inâ sa bagô ko. That never entered my head. Kaúyon ang bagô níya sa umá, kay nagtámbok siá dídto. He likes to live at the farm, for he got fat there. (see bángog, bagól).


bágtas

Hiligaynon

To leave the water, to lie on wet or muddy ground near the water's edge, said especially of some fishes like the haroán-a sort of mud-eel. Gindakúp námon ang haroán, kay nagbágtas. We caught the haroán-fish, for it had left the water.


bahâ

Hiligaynon

A swell on a river, freshet, spait, spate, flood, inundation, rising of water in a stream; to swell, etc. Nagbahâ ang subâ. The river was swollen,-was in spate. Nabahaán kamí. We were-overtaken by the flood,-kept by the flood (so that we could not come, etc.). Walâ silá magabút, kay binahaán sang subâ nga walá gid makatabók. They did not come, because the river ran so high that they could not cross.


bakág

Hiligaynon

To get annoyed, lose one's patience, chafe and fret at delays. Nagabakág ang íya buót, kay si Fuláno walâ pa magabút. He is annoyed, because N.N. has not come yet. Ginabakág ko silá. I am annoyed with them for keeping me waiting so long.


bákas

Hiligaynon

Energy, industriousness; to be active, industrious, assiduous, diligent. Nagabákas siá sa tanán níya nga trabáho. He is diligent in the performance of all his tasks. Bakási ang ímo trabáho, kay kon dílì magútum ikáw. Be industrious at your work or you will go hungry. (see písan, úkud).


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