Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word baliw in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word baliw:

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[adjective]  crazy; nuts
[noun]  crazy person; deranged person; psycho; lunatic

Root: baliw
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Notice that when "baliw" is not used as an adjective, it is normally directed at a person. So, if you'd like to use it like a general term, then "kabaliwan" (craziness) is the word to use.

There are some other words that also mean "crazy" in Filipino. "Ulol", "sira-ulo", "loko", "loka", "luku-luko", and "praning" are the popular ones.

"Ulol" is often used as a humorous response when someone is given a backhanded compliment.

Dave: "Cathy, ang ganda mo, kaya lang, kailan ka huling naligo?" = Cathy, you're so beautiful, except that, when was the last time you took a bath?
Cathy: "Ulol!/Baliw!" = Nuts!

"Sira-ulo" literally means "broken head". It is also used like "ulol". Sometimes it is shortened to just "sira" and used in expressions like, "Huwag kang sira" = Don't be crazy; "Sira ka ba?" = Are you nuts?

"Loko" and "loka" are from the Spanish "loco" (crazy man) and "loca" (crazy woman). In Filipino, it is used to mean "someone who does not do things right".

"Loka iyang si Betty. Akalain mo pinaghintay ako ng dalawang oras, tapos hindi pala darating". = That Betty is crazy. Imagine making me wait for two hours, then only to find out she won't be coming.

"Luku-luko" also means "a crazy person". It can be used like "ulol" or "baliw".

String frequency indicator:

This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Baliw Example Sentences in Tagalog: (5)
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Umibig si Anna sa isáng balíw
Anna fell in love with a lunatic.
Para kang balíw
You're like a crazy person!
Balíw ka
You're nuts!
Huwág kang balíw
Don't be crazy.
Balíw akó para umibig sa iyó
I'd be crazy to fall in love with you.

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How to pronounce baliw:

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Related English Words:
crazynutslunaticcrazy personderangedderange personpsycholunatic
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