Learning Cebuano

The dialect spoken on the island of Cebu and Bantayan Island is called Bisaya. Which is understood in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Most Filipinos understand English, in some cases they understand what you are basically saying in English but cannot directly express it. However, if an American or a foreigner talks in a local dialect, Cebuano’s appreciate your effort and they usually think that your accent is cute.

The Book Of John In Cebuano



Shopping Terms

How Much?Pila?
How much is this?Pila Kini?
How much is that?Pila Kana?
The price is highTaas ra ang presyo
Can I bargain?Makahangyo ba ako?
What is the lowest price?Pila ang katapusang presyo
Very expensiveMahal Kaayo
The price is cheapAng presyo barato
The price is rightAng presyo sakto ra
Is this new?Bag-o ba kini
Is that new?Bag-o ba kana?
Is that fresh?Lab-as ba kana
Is this fresh?Lab-as ba kini
Is this old?Daan ba kini
Is that old?Daan ba kana
The small oneAng gamay
The big oneAng dako
The short oneAng mubo
The long oneAng taas
The one in the frontAng naa sa atbang
The one in the middleAng naa sa tunga
The one in the backAng naa sa luyo

Monetary Terms

MoneySalapi, Kwarta
Money ChangerManunukli tig-ilis-og-kwarta
Money LenderTigpahulam og salapi, tigpatanto
Paper MoneyKwarta papel
Coin MoneySlalping plata
Fond of MoneyMakisapi
Plenty of MoneyDaghan og sapi, sapian
Earnest MoneyPatinga
Bribe MoneyHipHip
Keep the changeHipusa ang sukli
Return the changeAmbi ang sukli
Money in coinsSensilyo
Have you any money?May kwarta ka ba Duna ka ba’y kwarta
I don't have any more moneyWala gayud ako’y
Give them one peso eachApura sila’g pisos
How much?Pila?
One CentavoUsa ka sintabos
Fifty CentavosKalim’an ka sintabos
One PesoUsa ka Piso (Piso)
Two PesosDuha ka Pisos (Dos Pisos)
Three PesosTulo ka Pisos (Tres Pisos)
Four PesosUpat ka pisos (Kwatro Pisos)
Five PesosLima ka pisos (Singko Pisos)
Ten PesosNapulo ka pisos (Dyes Pisos)
Twenty PesosKawhaan ka pesos (Baynte Pisos)
Thirty PesosKatloan ka pisos (Trynte Pisos)
One Hundred PesosUsa ka gatus ka pisos
Five Hundred PesosLima ka gatus ka pisos (Kinyentos Pisos)
One Thousand PesosUsa ka libo ka pisos

Common Expressions

Really?Lagi
Is that so?Diay ba?
Heaven forbidSimbako
God WillingKon buut sa Dios
Your will be doneIkaw ang masunod
It’s up to youIkaw ang bahala
I’ll take care of itAko’y bahala
Don’t lose hopeAyaw’g pakawala sa paglaum
I am wondering why?Ako nahibulong, ngano?
I am HesitatingNaghuha-duha ako
Never mindSige na lang
It’s all foolishnessPulus binuang
How beautiful is the morningKathom sa kabuntagon
Wow, how nice!Ayay, kaayo
Wow, how beautiful!Ayay, katahom
Wow, how sweet!Ayay, pagkatam-is
What a good time we hadNalingaw kita, da

Days Of The Week

MondayLunes
TuesdayMartes
WednesdayMyerkoles
ThursdayHwebes
FridayByernes
SaturdaySabado
SundayDomingo

Months Of The Year

JanuaryEnero
FebruaryPebrero
MarchMarso
AprilAbril
MayMayo
JuneHunyo
JulyHulyo
AugustAgosto
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktubre
NovemberNobyembre
DecemberDisyembre

Numbers

ZeroSero, Wala (Nothing)
OneUsa
TwoDuha
ThreeTulo
FourUpat
FiveLima
SixUnom
SevenPito
EightWalo
NineSiyam
TenNapulo

Seasons Of The Year

SpringTingpamluak
SummerTing Init
FallTingdagdag
WinterTingtugnaw

Weather

Air/WindHangin
CloudGabon
FloodBaha
LightningKilat
RainUwan
RainbowBalangaw
ShowerTalithi, Talsik, Taligsik
SkyLangit
Storm, TyphoonBagyo
ThunderDalogdog
MicroburstBuhawi

Time Related Terms

TodayKarong adlawa
TonightKarong gabi
TomorrowUgma
Tomorrow MorningUgma sa buntag
Tomorrow NoonUgna sa udto
Tomorrow AfternoonUgma sa hapon
Tomorrow Night or EveningUgma sa gabi
NowKaron
Right NowKaron dayon
LaterUnya
EarlySayo
Every MorningKada buntag
Every AfternoonKada hapon
One DayUsa ka adlaw
One WeekUsa ka semana
One MonthUsa ka bulun
One YearUsa ka tuig
Next DaySa sunod semana
Next MonthSa sunod bulan
Next YearSa sunod tuig
Next SundaySa sunod Dominggo
Last SundaySa miaging Dominggo

English To Cebuano Phrases

EnglishCebuanoAnswer Back In CebuanoCebuano Answer In English
Good MorningMaayong buntagMaayong buntag sadGood morning to you also
Good AfternoonMaayong haponMaayong hapon sadGood afternoon to you also
Good EveningMaayong gabiiMaayong gabii sadGood evening to you also
Good DayMaayong adlawMaayong adlaw sadGood day to you also
How are you?Kumusta ka?Maayo man, ikaw?I’m good, how about you?
Thank youSalamatWalay sapayanYou’re welcome
Thank you very muchDaghang SalamatWalay sapayanYou’re welcome
What is your name?Unsa’y imong ngalan?Akong ngalan si RobMy name is Rob
Where are you from?Taga diin ka?Taga-Arizona ko sa AmericaI’m from Arizona in the USA
What do I call you?Unsa man akong itawag nimoPwede ko nimo tawgon ug RobYou can call me Rob
You Have a Nice MessageNindot imong mensaheMao ba? SalamatReally? thank you
When is Your Birthday?Kanus-a imong adlaw?Karong November 20, ang imo?This November 20, how about you?
Do You Understand Us?Kasabot ka namo?Oo, nakasabot ko ninyo.Yes, I understand you
Do You understand me?Kasabot ka nako?Kasabot ka nako?Oo, nakasabot ko nimo.Yes, I understand you.
Where is the RestaurantAsa ang restauran?
Where is the beach?Asa ang dagat?
What time is check out?Unsang orasa ang check-out?Alas onse sa buntagIt is at 11 am
Where is a good place to eat?Asa’y maayong restauran?Sulayi ang _____ restauran.Try the ___ restaurant
What time does the ferry to Hagnaya depart?Unsang orasa molarga ang ferry paingon sa Hagnaya?molarga ang ferry.departs at ___
Where is the restroom?Asa ang banyo?DidtoThere
How much are your rooms?Tagpila ang inyong mga kwarto?Tag ___ ang mga kwartoThe rooms are ____
Can I have my bill please?Pwede bang makuha ang akong bill?Oo, pwedeOkay, it's possible
Does this room have hot water?Naa ba’y init tubig ning kwartoha?Oo or WalaYes or No
How many people can sleep in this room?Pila ka tawo ang pwedeng matulog ining kwartoha?Pwede ang ___ ka tawo ining kwartoha.This room is good for ___ persons
Where can I rent a scooter?Asa ko pwedeng moabang ug scooter?Pwede kang moabang ug scooter sa _____.You can rent a scooter at _____.
What time is it now?Usang orasa na karon?Alas onse na karonIt is now eleven o’clock
What time will you come?Usang orasa ka moanhi?Sa hapon, sadili pa mag alas singkoIn the afternoon, before five
What time will you arrive?Usang orasa ka moabot?Eksakto alas kwatro y medya sa haponExactly at 4:30pm
What time shall I see you?Usang orasa ako makigkita nimoSa-pag-abot nakoAs soon as I arrive




 

 

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