Back
Close
 

WOTD: pangako - Monday, Apr 15th, 2019

« Back
12»
Message Menu
Author Photo by: FilipinoChatAdmin Rating: 0
Apr 15 2019, 12:22am CST ~ 4 mos., 7 days ago. 
WOTD: pangako - Monday, Apr 15th, 2019
 
PANGAKO: [noun] promise
 
The full dictionary page for this Word Of The Day can be found here:
www.filipinolessons. com/words/pangako.ph p
 
** includes audio recording for the word.
 
.
Reply
 
Message Menu
Author Photo Tagamanila Rating: 0
Apr 15 2019, 7:49am CST ~ 4 mos., 6 days ago. 
In Filipino there's this expression, "pangakong napakò". Literally it means "a promise that got nailed". It's a funny way of saying "a broken promise". The use of "napako" with "pangako" is intended only as a play on words.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo FilipinoChatAdmin Rating: 0
Apr 15 2019, 9:26am CST ~ 4 mos., 6 days ago. 
@Tagamanila
Interesting! So, you might know in the US we have expressions “You nailed it!” and “You hit the nail on the head!” ...which both refer to getting some right or doing something correctly...which is pretty much the exact opposite of “pangako napako”! So, it’s good to know the difference here...meaning I should definitely NOT be proud if someone talks about my “pangako napako”. ; )
 
Message Menu
Author Photo Tagamanila Rating: 0
Apr 15 2019, 6:19pm CST ~ 4 mos., 6 days ago. 
@FilipinoChatAdmin
 
The verb "mapako" means "to be impaled on a nail accidentally". Based on that, whenever the verb is used we would practically always understand that it means "to have stepped on a nail".
 
Magsapatos ka at baka mapako ka. = Wear shoes as you might step on a nail.
Napako si John kahapon. = John stepped on a nail yesterday.
 
Maybe we can think of "pangako na napako" as "a promise that stepped on a nail". Ouch! 😀
 
"Napako" functions as a modifier so the linker "na" is needed. It may be expressed either as "pangakong napako" or "napakong pangako".
 
Message Menu
Author Photo calinga Rating: 0
Apr 18 2019, 12:46pm CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
Ang pinakapaborito ng awit ko na MagKareoke ay Pangako ni Rey Valera
♫Pangako sa'yoooooo Ipaglalaban koooooo♫
 
Message Menu
Author Photo FilipinoChatAdmin Rating: 0
Apr 18 2019, 1:02pm CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
@calinga
Oh yeah -- Ito?

 
Message Menu
Author Photo rambo2fit Rating: 0
Apr 18 2019, 8:37pm CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
I miss you all. I need to spend more time here learning again.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo FilipinoChatAdmin Rating: 0
Apr 18 2019, 10:18pm CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
Hey, @calinga @rambo2fit both back on the same day, welcome back guys. What have you all been up to anyway?
 
Message Menu
Author Photo rambo2fit Rating: 0
Apr 18 2019, 10:34pm CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
Too much work (still not enough pay haha) and too many projects on the side. I lost track of some of my more important priorities but I am happy to be back and prioritizing learning again. This website has exploded the amount of knowledge and effort you guys have put in is absolutely amazing.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo calinga Rating: 0
Apr 18 2019, 11:08pm CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
Pumunta ako sa Pilipinas sa enero para tatlong lingo and it was amaaaaaazing. Pagkaumuwi ako may trabaho at paralan kaagad at wala ako ng oras na magaral ng Tagalog. I’ve been keeping up with Barangay Love Stories on my 1 hour round trip to and from work hoping to not regress and I think it’s been working out alright. But when summer break hits in the beginning of May I’ll be right back at some more flashcards! Being able to talk with my girlfriend’s family and surprise everyone being a white guy with some Tagalog skills was the best and it was 98% due to this site so thank you so so much for putting in all the effort you put into this site!!
 
Message Menu
Author Photo Tagamanila Rating: 0
Apr 19 2019, 12:10am CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
Ang pinakapaborito ng awit ko na MagKareoke
 
@calinga
Ang pinakapaborito ng awit ko... = The most favorite of my song...
Ang pinakapaboritong awit ko... = My most favorite song... - It's not "ng" but "na" that got attached to the end of "pinakapaborito" as "ng".
 
... awit ko sa karaoke = My most favorite karaoke song.
... awit ko kapag ako ay nagka-karaoke = My most favorite song when I'm singing with a karaoke.
... awit ko na nasa karaoke = My most favorite song that is in the karaoke.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo Tagamanila Rating: 0
Apr 19 2019, 12:14am CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
@FilipinoChatAdmin
 
Ito = This (one)
Eto/Heto = Here (it is)
 
Ito? = This (one)?
Eto/Heto? = Here (it is)? - Would not sound right.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo Tagamanila Rating: 0
Apr 19 2019, 12:22am CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
I miss you all. I need to spend more time here learning again.
 
@rambo2fit
 
We've missed you too. FilipinoChatAdmin and MyraBean were here in Manila last month and we were able to meet. In one of our talks, I mentioned you as one of those who seem to have simply vanished all of a sudden. See that? We already consider you as part of the "family". 😎
 
Message Menu
Author Photo Tagamanila Rating: 0
Apr 19 2019, 12:40am CST ~ 4 mos., 3 days ago. 
@calinga
 
>Pumunta ako sa Pilipinas sa enero para tatlong lingo and it was amaaaaaazing. >Pagkaumuwi ako may trabaho at paralan kaagad at wala ako ng oras na magaral >ng Tagalog.
 
Pumunta ako sa Pilipinas NOONG/NUNG ENERO NG tatlong LINGGO...
PAGKAUWI KO may trabaho at PASOK kaagad AKO (sa paaralan) at wala NA AKONG oras PARA MAG-ARAL PA ng Tagalog.
 
sa Enero = this coming January
noong Enero = last January
 
Pumunta ... para tatlong linggo = Went for the benefit of three weeks.
Pumunta ... ng tatlong linggo = Went for three week.
 
"Pasok" means either "going to work" or "going to school". Since you already mentioned "trabaho" (work), it follows that "pasok" would already mean "going to school" and that makes "sa paaralan" not necessary anymore.
 
"para mag-aral pa ng Tagalog" = to still study Tagalog/for still studying Tagalog.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo rambo2fit Rating: 0
Apr 19 2019, 7:09am CST ~ 4 mos., 2 days ago. 
@Tagamanila Thank you! I plan to make more time to participate and contribute here again. I visited family in Maynila and Gensan last August and it was a great trip. It always is. It is really great to be immersed in the culture and I try to duplicate that here in the US too. I have been studying still but not as much as I could have been.
 
Message Menu
Author Photo FilipinoChatAdmin Rating: 0
Apr 19 2019, 10:07am CST ~ 4 mos., 2 days ago. 
Thanks, @calinga and @rambo2fit! It's nice to get some positive feedback on the site. We're glad to have you both back!
 
I haven't listened to Barangay Love Stories, I'll have to check it out...I'm always looking for good resources for Tagalog audio.
 
@rambo2fit Small world! Myra's cousin and husband and their 5 little ones will be visited us this evening, and they live in General Santos. We visited them in Dallas the week prior and they invited us to see their home in GenSan. I'd love to make a trip one day.
 
12»
Post a Reply»




« Back to Main Page
Views: 121

Search DictionaryDCTNRY Search Example FinderEXAMPLES