COMMON ALBAYANO WORDS/PHRASES TRANSLATION

Bikol is the primary dialect spoken in Albay, being a part of the Bicol Region. It has many dialects, such as Bicolano Viejo, Daragueño, Legazpeño or Albayano, Oasnon and others. The dialects spoken in the coastal areas of the province are similar to the dialects spoken in Camarines Sur, while those further inland are similar to each other but differ significantly from the coastal dialect. The majority of the inhabitants also understand English and Tagalog.

 

COMMON PHRASES/WORDS BIKOL LEGAZPEÑO ALBAYANO 3RD DISTRICT
Good Day Dios marhay na aldaw Dios maray na aldaw / maray na alduw
Good Morning Dios marhay na aga Dios maray na aldaw / maray na alduw
Good Evening Dios marhay na banggi Dios maray na gabi / maray na gabi tabi
How are you? Kumusta ka po? Kumusta ka po?
How much is this? Gurano po ini? gawno po yadi? / gawno po kadi?
I love you Namomotan ta'ka namut ako simo / namut ako saymo
Please come in Dagos po Dagos tabi
Thank you Dios Mabalos Salamat tabi
Where are you going? Masain ka? Padin ka? / pasayn ika?
You are beautiful Magayon ka Magayon ka / magayon ika
What is your name? Ano pangaran mo? Uno ngaran mo?
My name is ___ Ako si _ / An pangaran ko ay _ Ako si__ / An ngaran ko ___
Let's eat Makakan po kita Magkawn kita / mos, magkawn
I dont understand Dai ko nasasabotan Di ko naintindyan / idi ko naintindyan
Please tabi tabi
Where's the toilet, please? Sain tabi an kubeta? Sadin tabi an kubeta? / Asayn tabi kan kubeta?
What time is it? Anong oras na tabi? Unong oras na tabi?
House/Home harong balay / baluy
Church simbahan simban
Market saudan saran / mercado
Store tindahan tindan / tinran
Right (direction) to-o to
Left (direction) wala wala

 

NUMBERS BIKOL LEGAZPEÑO ALBAYANO 3RD DISTRICT
one saro usad
two duwa duwa
three tolo tolo
four apat upat
five lima lima
six anom unum
seven pito pito
eight walo walo
nine siyam siyam
ten sampulo sampulo
eleven onse onse
twelve dose dose
100 sanggatos sanggatos / cien
500 kinyentos kinyentos
1000 sangribo sangribo

 

 

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albay

 

 
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