Now, we all know that in any language that we speak there will always be words that will be hard to say and that there will also be words that are very old or deep and you don’t even know the meaning of it.
The Filipino language is no different.
Here are 10 Filipino Words that are Uncommon enough that most Filipino people don’t even know the meaning or how it is pronounced.
- Karumlan (Menstrual Period) – A monthly cycle of adolescent girl of her ovulation period.
Example Sentence: Kailan ang huling karumlan mo?
- Pantablay (Charger) – A device for charging storage batteries.
Example Sentence: Pakikuha nga ng pantablay ko sa upuan.
- Duyog (Eclipse) – An occasion when the sun looks like it is completely or partially covered with a dark circle because the moon is between the sun and the Earth.
Example Sentence: May duyog mamaya!
- Payneta (Comb) – A strip of plastic, metal, or wood with a row of narrow teeth, used for untangling or arranging the hair
Example Sentence: Ang payneta ni Anna ay marumi.
- Salipawpaw (Airplane) – a powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces.
Example Sentence: Gusto kong makasakay sa salipawpaw balang-araw.
- Pakiwari (Opinion) – A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
Example Sentence: Maraming pakiwari ang naglabasan tungkol sa pagkamatay ni Aling Nena.
- Batalan (Washroom) – A room with washing and toilet facilities.
Example Sentence: Si Ella ay nagmamadaling maligo dahil maraming gagamit ng batalan.
- Kalupi (Wallet) – A pocket-sized flat folding holder for money and plastic cards
Example Sentence: Puno ng pera at mahahalagang resibo ang kanyang kalupi.
- Alimuson (Scent) – A distinctive smell especially one that is pleasant.
Example Sentence: Tila dumikit sa aking damit ang kanyang alimuson.
- Sambat (Fork) – An implement with two or more prongs used for lifting food to the mouth or holding it when cutting.
Example Sentence: Si Junior ay hindi sanay kumain ng walang sambat.
Here is a video where we chose 3 people to pronounce three (3) sentences from the words I’ve given earlier.