The animal and insect world

Discussion in 'Tagalog to English' started by Alexandoy, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Alexandoy

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    You may already know dog and cat is aso at pusa. The small dog is tuta that is the equivalent of puppy while for the kitten it is kuting. The goat is kambing and the cow is baka. There’s also the carabao which is almost the same in kalabaw. The chicken has many names. Inahin is the mother hen, tandang is the rooster and the chicks are sisiw. There’s also the spring chicken that we call dumalaga.
     
  2. Alexandoy

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    Lizard is called butiki while the cockroach is ipis. The ant is langgam and the fly is langaw. The pesky mosquito is lamok. Incidentally dengue virus is prevalent so you should avoid being bitten by the mosquito. The mouse is called bubuwit while the rate is called daga. Rabbit is kuneho while the guinea pig is dagang-kosta.
     
  3. Alexandoy

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    The frog or toad are both called palaka although some people call the toad palakang bato. For the butterfly it is paru-paro and the bee is bubuyog while the moth is gamo-gamo. Scorpion is alakdan which is a villain character in Probinsyano, the most popular tv series here that is running for 3 years now. Centipede is sinsing-pari and lady bug with that unsavory odor is called sipsip-tae.
     
  4. Alexandoy

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    In the farm you will find a lot of insects like the higad which is like a centipede but actually a larva of a flying insect. The leech is called linta which can suck your blood. There is another kind of leech called limatik which is more aggressive. The grasshopper is tipaklong and the dreaded locust that eats the palay is called balang. Not to forget the children’s favorite to catch is the dragonfly which is called tutubi.
     
  5. Alexandoy

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    With animals for food the pig is the number 1. The adult is called baboy and the piglet is called biik. The male stud is called barako and the female breeder is the inahin which can bear up to a dozen biik. If you do not know yet, the pig milk can also be given to human babies when the mother has no milk.
     
  6. Alexandoy

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    In the wildlife, some animal names have a similar pronunciation such as elephant is elepante, lion is leon likewise with the tiger as tigre. There is no translation for other wild animals such as zebra, giraffe, hyena, cheetah, rhinoceros, puma, wildebeest or gnu and most other animals.
     
  7. Alexandoy

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    Whether it is crocodile or alligator it is called buwaya. Duck is bibe, goose is itik or pato, swan is gansa. There is no differences in male or female although Inahin is the general name for a female duck. Turkey is pabo while the baby turkey is also called sisiw like the baby of the hen.
     
  8. Alexandoy

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    Gecko is tuko which is a dangerous reptile that can wound your flesh with its claw. The bigger bubuli is the wood lizard. Praying mantis is called mandadangkal which has a story that it can make you smaller when you are bitten. Another scary insect is the spider which is called gagamba. The big spider is the gagambang hari.
     
  9. Alexandoy

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    Termites are the white ants that is called anay that destroys wooden homes. Another pest is the bedbugs which called surot with a bit that is very itchy. The fleas and ticks that torment the dogs are the pulgas and garapata which are hard to eradicate. The mites that is also itchy to the skin is the hanip.