Learn Kapampangan

Featured Image: Kapampangan written in Kulitan script (source: Wikipedia)

Here are common words or sentences you might want to know:

COMMON GREETINGS

  • Good morning – Mayap a abak
  • Good afternoon – Mayap a gatpanapun
  • Good evening – Mayap a bengi
  • How are you – Komusta ka?
  • Excuse me – panapaya mu ku
  • Welcome – Malaus kayu/ko pu
  • Many thanks – Dakal a Salamat
  • Kissing the hand of elderly – Siklod pu
  • I love you – Kaluguran da ka
  • I miss you – Agaganaka da ka/Pagdulapan da ka

COMMON PHRASES

  • How much is this? – Magkanu ini?
  • Let’s eat – Mangan ta na
  • Have you eaten? – Mengan na ka?
  • What have you eaten? – Nanu ing pengan mu?
  • Let’s go – Tara na
  • Let’s go home – Muli ta na
  • For what do you wait? Nanung panayan mu?
  • I’m here / We’re here – Atiu na ku / Atiu na kami
  • Where are you going? – Nokarin ka munta?
  • Where have you been? – Nokarin ka ibat?
  • How to go to  – Makananu munta keng
  • I will buy this/that – Saliwan ke ini /ita
  • I likes this/that – Buri ke ini/ita
  • How old are you? – Pilan na ka banwa?
  • What can I do for you? – Nanu maliari kung daptan keka?
  • Take care – Mimingat ka
  • Go here – Mekeni (contracted)
  • Yes – Wa
  • No – Ali
  • Stop – Tuknang
  • Faster – Lagwa
  • Curse/swear words – Panagkas

COUNT

  • One – Metung
  • Two  – Adua
  • Three – Atlu
  • Four – Apat
  • Five – Lima
  • Six – Anam
  • Seven – Pitu
  • Eight – Walu
  • Nine – Siyam
  • Ten – Apulu
  • One Hundred – Dinalan
  • Two Hundred – Adwang dalan

DESCRIBE

  • Delicious – Manyaman
  • Ugly – Matsura
  • Cold – Marimla
  • Hot – Mapali
  • Small – Malati
  • Big – Madagul
  • Short – Makuyad
  • Plenty – Dakal
  • Few – Ditak
  • Long – Makaba
  • High – Matas
  • Low – Mababa
  • Sharp – Mataram
  • Blurry – Malabug
  • Bloody – Maraya
  • Dry – Malangi
  • Sultry/Humid – Malisangan
  • Aromatic – Mabanglu
  • Stinking – Mabuluk
  • Far – Malawut
  • Near – Malapit
  • It is high – Matas iya
  • It is deep – Malalam ya
  • Full – Mitmu / sapak
  • You are beautiful/handsome – Malagu ca (female), Masanting ca (male)
  • Far – Malawut
  • Near – Malapit
  • Rare – Malagad
  • Frequent – Maralas
  • Direction to the fields – Paralayunan
  • Too much excited – Samal
  • Too bright – Masala
  • Dark – Madalumdum
  • Overcast – Malulam
  • Dirty – Madinat
  • Slippery – Matalusad / Mataluras
  • Every – Sabla
  • Later – Pota

DIRECTIONS

  • Here – Keni
  • There – Keta / Karin
  • Left – Kayli
  • Right – Wanan
  • Up / Overhead – Babo
  • Low / Underhead – Lalam
  • Go Upstairs – Manik
  • Go Downstairs – Tipa
  • Going inside/Inward – Papalub
  • Going outside/Outward – Papaluwal
  • Westward – Albugan
  • Northward- Amianan
  • Eastward – Aslagan
  • Southward – Abagatan

RELATIONSHIP

  • Mother – Ima / Indu
  • Father – Tatang/Ibpa
  • Parent – Pengari
  • Older brother – Koya
  • Older Sister – Achi
  • Sibling – Kapatad
  • Grandfather – Ingkong
  • Grandmother – Apu
  • Aunt – Dara
  • Uncle – Bapa
  • Cousin – Pisan
  • Younger Sibling – Wali
  • First Cousin – Pisan alang pilatan

PLANTS/ANIMALS/INANIMATE OBJECTS

  • Plant – tanaman
  • Flower – Sampaga
  • Tree – Punu
  • Animal – Ayup
  • Mouse – Dagis
  • Dog – Asu
  • Cat – Pusa
  • Pig – Babi
  • Pet – Sese
  • Chick – Sisi
  • Chair – Luklukan
  • Door – Pasbul
  • House – Bale
  • Window – Awang
  • Stairs – Eran
  • Water – Danum
  • Food – Pamangan
  • Wall – Pader
  • Vehicle – Saken
  • Bridge – Tete
  • Light – Sulu
  • Clothes – Malan
  • Short pants – Salol
  • Pillow – Ulnan
  • Blanket – Ulas
  • Bed – Pitudturan
  • Earthquake – Ayun
  • Birthday – Pangabait

PLACE

  • Town – Balen
  • City – Lakanbalen

ACTIONS

  • Give – Dinan
  • Go – Munta; Went – Minta
  • Leave – Lakwan
  • To land – Dugpa
  • Fly – Sulapo
  • Run – Pulayi
  • Jump – Lukdang
  • Step on – Dakurak
  • Steal – Manako
  • Pilfer or Filching – Mangoryet
  • Stop – Tuknang
  • Get – Kumwa
  • Buy – Sali
  • Slice – Gili
  • To shout – Gulisakan
  • To Speak – Sumabi
  • To play – pyalungan
  • To own – Babandian
  • To wear clothes – Miblas
  • To fix – Samasnan
  • To cut – Pututan
  • To apologize – Mangamanung kapagmasakitan
  • Slurp – Ilupan
  • Gulp – Aldukan
  • Actively Participate – Makipagtalamitam
  • To call – Awsan
  • To wash clothes – Mamipi
  • To catch fish – Mamadwas

TIME/DATE

  • Year – Banwa
  • Month – Bulan
  • Day – Aldo
  • Hour – Oras
  • Minute – Minutu
  • End of <month> – Mapupus ning <bulan>

BODY PARTS

  • Head – Buntuk
  • Eyes – Mata
  • Ears – Balugbug
  • Nose – Arung
  • Face – Lupa
  • Forehead – Kanuan
  • Neck – Batal
  • Nape – Tundun
  • Mouth – Asbuk
  • Teeth – Ipan
  • Tongue – Dila
  • Upper Arm – Takde
  • Hands – Gamat
  • Finger – Taliri
  • Forefinger – Panuldu
  • Thumb – Tindaragul
  • Finger Nails – kuku
  • Elbow -Siku
  • Feet – Bitis
  • Upper Stomach – Dungus
  • Lower Stomach – Atiyan
  • Navel – pusad
  • Chest – Salu
  • Shoulder – Pago
  • Hips – Papaluan
  • Buttocks – Buldit
  • Knee – Tud
  • Shin – Lulud
  • Upper Leg – Puad
  • Lower Leg – Butit