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Useful phrases in Bikol

A collection of useful phrases in Bikol, a Philippine language spoken mainly on the Philippine island of Luzon.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Bikol / Bicol
Welcome Maogmáng Pag-abót
Hello (General greeting) Nom (inf)
Nem (inf)
Kumusta ka (frm)
Hello (on phone) Tara
How are you? Kumusta ka?
Reply to 'How are you?' Marháy man. Salámat
Long time no see
What's your name? Ano an pangaran mo?
My name is ... Ako si ...
Where are you from? Taga sain ka?
I'm from ... Taga ... ako
Pleased to meet you Kaogmahan kong mámidbídan ka (sg)
Kaogmahan kong mamidbidan kamo (pl)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Marháy na ága
Dios marháy na ága
Marháy na pagka-ága
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Marháy na hapon
Dios marháy na hapon
Marháy na pagkahapon
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Marháy na banggí
Dios marháy na banggí
Marháy na pagkabanggí
Good night
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Máduman na ako (inf)
Mádigdi na ako (inf)
Paáram (frm)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Kampay!
Have a nice day Maray na aldaw saimo
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Magpakabasog ka
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Iyó
Iyó tábî (frm)
No Daé
Daé tábî (frm)
Maybe Baka
I don't know Inda!
Inda man!
I understand Naintindihan ko
I don't understand Daé ko nasasabútan
Please speak more slowly Pakiluway-luwayan man tabi an pagtaram mo
Please say that again Paki ulit si tinaram mo
Please write it down Paki surat man tabi
Do you speak English? Tataó ka mag-English?
Tatao ka magtaram ki Ingles?
Do you speak Bikol? Tatao ka magtaram ki Bikol?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Iyó, diít lang.
Speak to me in Bikol Kaulayon mo ako ning bikol
How do you say ... in Bikol? Pano sabihun ang ... sa Bikol?
Excuse me Tabi (Pardon)
Maki agi (Excuse in action)
How much is this? Manggurâno ini/an?
Manggurâno tábî ini/an? (frm)
Sorry Pasénsya na tabi
Please Tábî
Thank you Salámat
Salámat na marháy
Dios mábalos
Reply to thank you Daéng anu man
Where's the toilet? Háen tábî an banyo?
This gentleman will pay for everything Lalaki ang mabayad kang gabos
This lady will pay for everything Babayi ang mabayad kang gabos
Would you like to dance with me? Pwede kang maka bayle?
Do you come here often? Pirmi kang yaon digdi?
I miss you Napupûngaw ako saímo
I love you Namomôtan taká
Padábâ taká
Padángat taká
Get well soon Parahay kana
Go away! Lumayas ka digdi!
Leave me alone! Humali ka dgd!
Help! Tábang!
Tabánge ako!
Fire!
Stop! Pára!
Pára tábî! (frm)
Call the police! Umapód ka ki pulis!
Umapód ka nin pulis!
Christmas and New Year greetings Maogmáng Pasko (Merry Christmas)
Maogmáng Bâgong Taón (Happy New Year)
Maogmáng Pasko asin Mauswág na Bâgong Taón
Easter greetings Maogmang Pagkabuhay na Liwat ni Kristo
Birthday greetings Maogmáng Compleaño
Maogmáng Kaaldáwan
One language is never enough Sagkod sana sa sarong tataramon
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

Some phrases supplied by Misha L. San Buenaventura

If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if you can provide recordings, please contact me.

Information about Bikol | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel

Links

Other collections of Bikol phrases
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Bikol_phrasebook
https://saminovic.wordpress.com/language/business/
http://wowlegazpi.com/useful-bicol-phrases/
http://wikitravel.org/en/Bikol_phrasebook

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