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wái, wá-i

Hiligaynon

An exclamation of praise and wonder (often mixed with envy or jealousy). Wái mo! Well done! Wái níya! He is a fine fellow! Wái níla! They are to be congratulated! How happy they are! Also used sarcastically: Wái mo, kay walâ ka magpáti sa ákon. It serves you right, because you would not listen to me.



wái, wá-i

Hiligaynon

Freedom from care or solicitude, happiness, content; to be carefree, be happy, be contented, live at ease, have no worry or trouble. Wái níla, kay manggaránon silá. They are carefree (can live at ease, are well off or happy), because they are rich. Wái níla sinâ, kay-maáyo ang íla kahimtángan,-yárà silá sa maáyo nga kahimtángan. That does not worry them, for they are well off. Mawái man níla kon magbalatián akó? What do they care, if I should fall ill? It would not affect them in the least, if I would take (if I took) ill.


walâ

Hiligaynon

No, not, none, no one, not any, nothing; there is not, does not exist, there has not been (existed); to be not, have not, be a nonentity, to lack, be deprived of, be not there, to disappear, be gone. Nagkádto ka dídto?-Walâ (akó magkádto). Did you go (Have you been) there?-No, I did not go (I have no been there). Walâ siá pagsugál. He does not gamble. He never gambles. Walâ siá magsugál kahápon. He has not been gambling yesterday. Walâ siá magasugál. He is not gambling (just at present. May kwárta ikáw?-Walâ. Have you (any) money?-No, I have not (none). Walâ kamí sing humáy. We have no rice. Walâ siá dirí. He is not here. Walâ akó gánì sinâ makasáyod. I really did not know it (that). Walâ níya pagtumána (pagatumána) ang sógò. Walâ siá magtúman (magatúman) sang sógò. He did not fulfil (is not fulfilling) the order or precept. He was (is) disobedient. Walâ siá magatoón sa karón nga túig. He is not studying (schooling) this year. Náno na lang ang ímo sinâ sa íla pagdakúp, kon walâ ka sing hinangíban? How can you catch (arrest) them unarmed (without arms, unless you have arms)? Sa walâ sing kon anó--. Without any apparent reason--. Suddenly--. Without much ado (fuss)--. Walâ sing anó man. Don't mention it. It is very little (nothing). Sa walâ gid madúgay umabút siá. It did not last long before he arrived. Sa walâ sing balíbad (lídan). Without excuse (fail). Ginakawalaán (Ginakawád-an, ginakawár-an) silá konkaisá sing pagkáon. At times they have nothing to eat (are lacking, are deprived of, food). (see waáy, waláy, wáy, warâ, warát, warâ, ti, , dílì, índì, bokón, kinawalâ).


wálà

Hiligaynon

To deny, gainsay; to forget, forgive. Ginawálà níya ang íya útang. He denies his debt. Waláa inâ sa ímo panumdúman. Forget it. Wipe it off your memory. Waláon (wád-on, wár-on) mo ang íya nga sayúp. Forgive (Pardon) his fault. Ang pagkawálà sang mga salâ. The forgiveness of sin. (see walâ, himutíg, patáwad, pálà, dúlà).


wáli

Hiligaynon

Sermon, lecture; to preach, lecture, discourse on, declaim, hold forth. Iwáli mo sa íla inâ. Walíhan mo silá sinâ. Preach it (that) to them. Give them a lecture about it. Anó ang ginwáli sang párì kaína? What was the parish priest preaching about this morning? Maáyo siá magwáli. He is a good preacher (lecturer, orator). Buás sa ága may wáli (sa) nahanungúd sang (sa)--. Tomorrow morning there will be a sermon about--. Ginwalíhan níya kamí sang maáyo nga batásan. He gave us a lecture on right conduct. (see láygay).


wáng-it

Hiligaynon

To gnaw, nibble, bite off piece by piece. Wang-itá lang ang maís nga binóog. Just gnaw (off the cob) the roast corn (popcorn). Ang idô nagawáng-it sang túl-an. The dog is gnawing the bone. Ang mga bátà malúyag magwáng-it sang tubó. Children like to eat sugar-cane (biting bits off the stalk). (see páng-os, háng-it, kítkit).


wígit

Hiligaynon

To fall or drop down unnoticed, fall out of a pocket, etc., get lost; to lose, drop, let fall down, throw away. Nawigítan siá sang íya kolíntas sa simbáhan. She dropped her rosary-beads in church without noticing it. Kay sín-o balá ang pányò nga nawígit dirí? Whose is the handkerchief that has been dropped here. Ginwígit sang babáye ang pányò nga íya kináwat sang pagkakítà níya nga nagapadúlong sa íya ang tagíya. The woman dropped the stolen handkerchief, when she noticed that the owner was approaching her. Andamán mo gid ang ímo kolíntas kag pulséras, agúd dílì ka sinâ mawigítan (agúd índì mawígit). Be very careful with your necklace and bracelet or you may lose them (or they may be lost). (see dúlà, wasí).


x

Hiligaynon

The letter "X" is not needed in Visayan. It occurs in foreign words that have been incorporated in the Visayan language, but even in these words the tendency is to write "ks" instead of "x", e.g. ekstraordináryo for extraordinario, ekstremaunsyón for extremaunción, eksámen for examen.


y

Hiligaynon

The letter "Y" in Visayan, as in English, is sometimes a consonant, sometimes a vowel. In both cases it is pronounced as in English. As a vowel "Y" forms diphtongs with a, o, u, e.g. in the words "may", "ngóyngoy," "púypuy".


yádto

Hiligaynon

(H) That, that there; it is (was) there (at a farther distance than implied by dirâ). Hóo, yádto amó ang ákon kálò. Yes, that is my hat there. Diín si tátay mo?-Yádto sa umá. Where is your father?-He is at the farm. Ginhinambitán níya yádto, kay--. He mentioned that, because--. (see ádto, ató, dídto, rúgto).


yakát

Hiligaynon

Invitation, persuasion, inducing, urging; to urge, induce, persuade, incite, instigate, prevail upon, attract, allure, entice, draw. Yakatá ang bátà sa pagkádlaw. Make the baby laugh. Induce the baby (by playing with it, or the like) to laugh. Iyakát akó siníng bátà sa pagkasádya (sa pagkádlaw). Please do something to-entertain,-amuse, the baby (to make it laugh). Ginyakát akó níya sa pagtámbong sa báile. He induced me to go to the dance. Walâ kúntà silá sing lúyag sa pagsugál, ápang si Fuláno sa íla ang nagyakát. Really they had no desire to gamble, but N.N. induced them to play at cards. Silíng níla mahípus siá; índì man galî, kay ginyakát nínyo. They said he was a quiet (silent, taciturn) man; but he is not, as (you saw yourself when) you drew him out (paid much attention to him). Walâ gid siá sing gána sa pagtán-aw sang síni, kon índì pagyakatón. She has no desire to go to a moving-picture theatre; she has to be prompted. Hinúgay kamó sang gáhud dirâ! Ari si Kwan ay, nagapangyakát (sang gáhud)! Stop that noise there! But, good (great) heavens, that fellow, what's his name, is always so rowdy, boisterous, inciting others to make a noise. Amó gid inâ ang kinaugálì siní nga bátà nga walâ pagkádlaw? Yakatá, kay tan-awón ta. Is that the baby without a smile? Just play with it and let us see. (see hágad, ágda, tulúd, ís-is, galít, sótsot, súdyot).


yámat

Hiligaynon

An expletive nearly equivalent to yáwa. Yámat! Blast it! Dash it! Confound it! Damn it! To hell with it! Yámat, nabúgtò ang kalát. Hang it! The rope has snapped! Yámat, anó ang lábut mo! What the devil is that! to you! Yámat, naglupók ang góma! Damn it, the tyre has burst! (see yáwà, líntì, gátud, yádan).


yáwat

Hiligaynon

Of use, useful, serviceable, advantageous, worth something, profitable, not to be thrown away; to be of use, etc.; to go to, become the (useful) property of, or the like. Yáwat seems always to be used with a following pa, e.g. Yáwat pa inâ. That is useful yet. It would be a pity to throw it away. Básì pa lang nga iyáwat pa sa ímo inâ. That may finally be given to you. You may yet become the proprietor of it. (see yádì, panginyáwat, pangunyádì).


yókò

Hiligaynon

(B) To crease, cause wrinkles, wrinkle, furrow.-Kon pungkoán mo ang báyò magayókò. If you sit on the jacket, it will be creased. Indì mo pagyokóon ang ákon delárgo. Don't crease my trousers. (see yókot, úkut).


yúdyud

Hiligaynon

To pull, drag, draggle, trail along the ground, or the like. Yudyurá (-udá) ang idô nga patáy sa búhò kag ilubúng. Drag the dead dog to the hole and bury it. Ginayudyurán níya ang salúg sang sáko nga nasúdlan sang humáy. He is pulling the sack of rice over the floor. (see gúyud, gánoy).


yunâ

Hiligaynon

To be or become unsavoury, tasteless, insipid, flat, said of overdone tubers, meat, fish, etc. Ang kárne nagyunâ, hay natám-an kang lágà. (Ang kárne nagyutâ kay natám-an sang lâgâ). The meat is tasteless, because it has been boiled too long.


yúnke

Hiligaynon

(Sp. yunque) Anvil, smithy; a percolator for straining sugar cane juice (inutús, íntus) previous to boiling it. (see landasán, salaán).


yúpyup

Hiligaynon

A whiff of smoke, of opium, etc.; to inhale, suck in, imbibe. Isá ka yúpyup sang asó sang tabákò. A whiff of tobacco smoke. Palayúpyup siá sang ápyan (apyán). He is an opium smoker. Indì kamó magyúpyup sing ápyan, kay maláin inâ sa láwas páti sa kalág. Don't smoke opium, because it is bad both for body and soul. (see súyup, sópsop).


yúyo

Hiligaynon

A toy in the form of a disk tied to a string. The string is wound in a groove round the edge of the disk, the disk is thrown and when it reaches the end of the string, it winds itself up again, and returns to the hand.


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