Idiomatic expressions

Discussion in 'Tagalog to English' started by Corzhens, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    For some new idioms, Manigas or Mangisay is usually a retort for a statement that is outrageous. When someone asks you to treat him to a nice restaurant for no reason at all, it deserves a retort of Manigas Ka or Mangisay Ka Dyan.
     
  2. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Modern idioms that are presently popular are Plastic and Hipon. Plastic means not sincere so it is a derogatory term for hypocrisy. Hipon is a slender girl or woman but with not a pretty face so like Plastic, being called Hipon is also derogatory.
     
  3. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    A sensitive person is called Hindi Masaling which means you cannot even touch for he might feel negative about it. Urong-sulong is an idiom that means hesitation. It is commonly used to describe someone who is fickle-minded or one who has difficulty in making decision.
     
  4. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    In the men’s parlance, Karantso means good buddy or long time friend. It has a modern version which is Tsokaran that is obviously the same word. Kabagang is also in the same vein which means close friend or long time friend but not necessarily best friend.
     
  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    When a person is said to be a Kaututang Dila it means he is the favorite conversation partner of another person which also means they are very close to each other. Magkarugtong ang Bituka refers to the friends who have the same likes and dislikes not in terms of food but also in lifestyle.
     
  6. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Malikot sa Aparato means mischievous or interfering in private businesses. It is a term that describes a guy whose hands are aggressive when dating a girl. It is also used to mean a person who is inquisitive with private matters and has the ulterior motive of stealing or discovering a secret.