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Useful phrases in Hiligaynon

A collection of useful phrases in Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), a Philippine language spoken mainly in Western Visayas in the Philippines.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

Phrase Ilonggo (Hiligaynon)
Welcome Dayón
Hello (General greeting) Hello
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Kamusta ka? (frm)
Musta ka? (inf)
Reply to 'How are you?' Maayo man, salamat
Long time no see
What's your name? Ano imo ngalan? (frm)
Ano ngalan mo? (inf)
My name is ... Ang ngalan ko ...
Where are you from? Di-in ka halin?
I'm from ... Halin ko sa ...
Pleased to meet you Nalipay ako makilala ka
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Ma-ayong aga
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Ma-ayong Hapon
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Ma-ayong Hapon
Ma-ayong gab-i
Good night Maayong Gab-i
Tulog na 'ta
(Parting phrases)
Asta sa liwat
Bai Bai (inf)
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Hu-o
No Hindi
I don't know Am-bot?
I understand
I don't understand Hindi ko ma-intindihan
Hindi ko ma-intsinde
Please speak more slowly Palihug hinaya ang pag-hambal
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Makahambal ka sang Ingles?
Do you speak Hiligaynon? Makahambal ka sang Illongo?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Hu-o, jutay lang
Speak to me in Hiligaynon
How do you say ... in Hiligaynon?
Excuse me Palihog sang madali lang
How much is this? Pila?
Pila ini?
Sorry Pasensyaha lang ako
Please Palihog
Thank you Salamat
Reply to thank you Wala sang anuman
Where's the toilet? Diin ang kasilyas?
Diin ang banyo?
Sa diin ang CR?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Palangga ko ikaw
Guina higugma ko ikaw
Get well soon
Go away! Halin 'to!
Leave me alone! Pabay-i ako!
Help! Bulig!
Stop! Untat!
Call the police!
Christmas and New Year greetings Malipayon nga Paskwa
Mahamungayaon nga Bag-ong Tuig sa inyong tanan
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

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