Sunday, January 24, 2016

Basic Ilonggo (Hiligaynon) Phrases for Travel



Traveling to other provinces allows you to learn about a new culture by appreciating local art and architecture, trying out the local delicacies, and interacting with the people using their language. When visiting Iloilo, Negros, and Capiz, it will be handy if you learn some basic Ilonggo (Hiligaynon) phrases. While most Ilonggos, Negrenses and Capiznons can very well converse in English and Tagalog, trying to speak their language will make the experience more fun.

Below are some of the basic Ilonggo phrases that you can use in your everyday interaction with the locals. Note that phrases are grouped as Formal and Casual. We recommend using the casual form which is more conversational tone and not as "stiff" sounding as the formal form.

BASIC GREETINGS

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
Good morning! Maayong aga! Ma'yong aga!
Good noon! Maayong ugto! Ma'yong ugto!
Good afternoon! Maayong hapon! Ma'yong hapon!
Good evening! Maayong gab-i! Ma'yong gab-i!
Happy Fiesta! Malipayong Piyesta! Malipayong Piyesta!
Thank you! Salamat! Salamat!
Thank you very much! Damo nga salamat! Salamat gid!
You're welcome. Wala man. Wa'ay man.


LANGUAGE

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
Do you speak Tagalog?
Do you speak Ilonggo?
Kabalo ka mag-hambal Tagalog?
Kabalo ka mag-hambal Ilonggo?
Kabalo ka mag-Tagalog? 
Kabalo ka mag-Ilonggo?
- Yes - Hu-o - Hu-o
- No - Indi - Indi
- Just a little. - Jutay lang. - Jutay lang.
- I don't speak Tagalog.
- I don't speak Ilonggo.
- Indi ko kabalo mag-hambal Tagalog.
- Indi ko kabalo mag-hambal Ilonggo.
- Indi ko kabalo mag-Tagalog. 
- Indi ko kabalo mag-Ilonggo.
- I don't understand. - Indi ko ka-intiende. - Indi ko ka-intiende.


PERSONAL INTRODUCTION

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
What's your name? Ano imo ngalan? Ano ngalan mo?
How are you? Kumusta ka? Musta ka?
- Fine, thank you. - Maayo man, salamat. - Ma'yo man, salamat.
Where do you live? Di-in ka gaistar? Taga-di-in ka?
- I live in ________. - Gaistar ako sa ________. - Taga-________ ako.
Where did you come from? Di-in ka halin? Di-in ka halin?
- I came from ________. - Halin ko sa ________. - Halin ko sa ________.


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NUMBERS

English Ilonggo Spanish
01 - one 01 - isa 01 - uno / una
02 - two 02 - duwa 02 - dos
03 - three 03 - tatlo 03 - tres
04 - four 04 - apat 04 - kuwatro
05 - five 05 - lima 05 - singko
06 - six 06 - anom 06 - sais
07 - seven 07 - pito 07 - siyete
08 - eight 08 - walo 08 - otcho
09 - nine 09 - siyam 09 - nuwebe
10 - ten 10 - pulo 10 - diyes
11 - eleven 11 - onse 11 - onse
12 - twelve 12 - dose 12 - dose
13 - thirteen 13 - trese 13 - trese
14 - fourteen 14 - katorse 14 - katorse
15 - fifteen 15 - kinse 15 - kinse
16 - sixteen 16 - diyesi-sais 16 - diyesi-sais
17 - seventeen 17 - diyesi-siyete 17 - diyesi-siyete
18 - eighteen 18 - diyesi-otcho 18 - diyesi-otcho
19 - nineteen 19 - diyesi-nuwebe 19 - diyesi-nuwebe
20 - twenty 20 - bente 20 - bente
21 - twenty-one 21 - bente-uno 21 - bente-uno
22 - twenty-two 22 - bente-dos 22 - bente-dos
23 - twenty-three ... 23 - bente-tres ... 23 - bente-tres ...
30 - thirty 30 - trenta 30 - trenta
31 - thirty-one ... 31 - trenta-y-uno ... 31 - trenta-y-uno ...
40 - forty 40 - kuwarenta 40 - kuwarenta
50 - fifty 50 - singkuwenta 50 - singkuwenta
60 - sixty 60 - sisenta 60 - sisenta
70 - seventy 70 - sitenta 70 - sitenta
80 - eighty 80 - otchenta 80 - otchenta
90 - ninety 90 - nobenta 90 - nobenta
100 - one hundred 100 - isa ka gatus 100 - siyento
200 - two hundred 200 - duwa ka gatus 200 - dos siyentos
300 - three hundred ... 300 - tatlo ka gatus ... 300 - tres siyentos ...
1,000 - one thousand 1,000 - isa ka libo 1,000 - uno mil
2,000 - two thousand 2,000 - duwa ka libo 2,000 - dos mil
3,000 - three thousand ... 3,000 - tatlo ka libo ... 3,000 - tres mil ...


TIME

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
What's the time? Ano oras na? Ano oras na?
- It's one o'click.
- It's two o'clock.
- It's two twenty.
- It's two thirty
- It;s two fifty.
- It's Number o'click.
- Ala una na.
- Alas dos na.
- Alas dos bente na.
- Alas dos y medya na
- Alas dos y singkuwenta na ...
- Alas Spanish Number na.
- Ala una na.
- Alas dos na.
- Alas dos bente na.
- Alas dos y medya na.
- Alas dos y singkuwenta na ...
- Alas Spanish Number na.
What time do we ...
When do we ...
          ... eat?
          ... leave?
Ano oras kita ...
San-o kita ...
          ... maka-on?
          ... malakat?
Ano oras 'ta ...
San-o 'ta ...
          ... maka-on?
          ... malakat?
- At number o'clock.
- Now.
- Later.
- Tomorrow.
- Ala(s) Spanish Number.
- Subong.
- Karon.
- Buwas
- Ala(s) Spanish Number.
- Subong.
- Karon.
- Buwas.


TRAVEL

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
What time is the trip going _____?Ano oras ang biyahe pakadto _____?  Ano oras ang biyahe pakadto _____?
How many hours is the trip going to _____? Pila ka oras ang biyahe pakadto _____? Pila ka oras ang biyahe pakadto _____?
How much is the fare going _____?Tag pila ang plete pakadto _____?  Tag pila ang plete pakadto _____?
Bus/Jeep:
Please pass my fare.

Palihog!

Palihog!
Please pull over! Lugar lang! Lugar lang!
Taxi:
Sir, please bring me to _____.

Nong, ihatod ko sa _____.

Nong, ihatod ko sa _____.


DINING

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
Let's eat!Kaon kita!  Kaon 'ta!
Have you eaten yet? Ka kaon ka na? Ka kaon ka na?
Yes, I just ate. Thanks!Hu-o, bag-o lang gid ko katapos kaon. Salamat!  Hu-o, bag-o lang gid ko katapos kaon. Salamat!
Not yet. Wala pa. Wa-ay pa.
Where do you want to eat? Diin mo gusto magka-on? Diin mo gusto magka-on?
Miss/Sir, do you have _____? Nang/Nong, may ara kamo _____? Nang/Nong, may ara kamo _____?
- Yes, we have.
- No, we don't
- May ara.
- Wala
- May ara.
- Wa-ay.
Delicious! Manamit! Namit!
Do you have WiFi here? May ara kamo WiFi diri? May WiFi diri?


SHOPPING

English Ilonggo (Formal) Ilonggo (Casual)
How much is this?
How much is that?
Tagpila ini?
Tagpila ina? 
Tagpila 'ni?
Tagpila 'na?
How much is 1/2/3 kilos? Tagpila ang isa/duwa/tatlo ka kilo? Tagpila ang isa/duwa/tatlo ka kilo?
How many?Pila ka damo?  Pila ka damo?
How many pieces?. Pila ka bi-log? Pila ka bi-log?
- It's so expensive! - Kamahal! - Kamahal!
Do you have _____? May ara kamo? May ara kamo?
- Yes, we have.
- No, we don't
- May ara.
- Wala
- May ara.
- Wa-ay.
Don't I get a discount? Wala tawad? Wa-ay tawad?


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For your next trip to Iloilo, Negros or Capiz, do try to learn some Ilonggo phrases. Bookmark this link to keep it handy. Do you have other Ilonggo phrases you wish to learn, or you think should be add to this list? Send us a comment below.

Special thanks to our friends Roby Cruz and Francis Varon for helping us with this list.

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