A collection of useful phrases in Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), a Philippine language spoken mainly in Western Visayas in the Philippines.
Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal
|Hello (General greeting)||Hello
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?||Kamusta ka? (frm)
Musta ka? (inf)
|Reply to 'How are you?'||Maayo man, salamat|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Ano imo ngalan? (frm)
Ano ngalan mo? (inf)
|My name is ...||Ang ngalan ko ...|
|Where are you from?||Di-in ka halin?|
|I'm from ...||Halin ko sa ...|
|Pleased to meet you||Nalipay ako makilala ka|
|Good night||Maayong Gab-i
Tulog na 'ta
|Asta sa liwat
Bai Bai (inf)
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know||Am-bot?|
|I don't understand||Hindi ko ma-intindihan
Hindi ko ma-intsinde
|Please speak more slowly||Palihug hinaya ang pag-hambal|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?||Makahambal ka sang Ingles?|
|Do you speak Hiligaynon?||Makahambal ka sang Illongo?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Hu-o, jutay lang|
|Speak to me in Hiligaynon|
|How do you say ... in Hiligaynon?|
|Excuse me||Palihog sang madali lang|
|How much is this?||Pila?
|Sorry||Pasensyaha lang ako|
|Reply to thank you||Wala sang anuman|
|Where's the toilet / bathroom?||Diin ang kasilyas?
Diin ang banyo?
Sa diin ang CR?
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?|
|Do you come here often?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Palangga ko ikaw
Guina higugma ko ikaw
|Get well soon|
|Go away!||Halin 'to!|
|Leave me alone!||Pabay-i ako!|
|Call the police!|
|Christmas greetings||Malipayon nga Paskwa|
|New Year greetings||Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyong tanan|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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