List of Cebuano words starting with the letter A - Page 1

a

Cebuano

n. letter A. walay — illiterate.



à

Cebuano

particle preceding or following a sentence with an adjective predicate; 1. dismissing something as impractical, too easy, impossible, etc. À, mu ra diay nà? Kasayun à! Oh, is that all there is to it? How easy it is! À, ása man ku mutúu nímu, Hm, you think I could believe you? 2. showing disapproval. À, hináya nímung mulíhuk, Hm! You sure work slowly! 3. showing surprise. À, kanindut nímug sinínà, How come you have such a beautiful dress on!


á

Cebuano

particle used as a pause word before starting to speak; 1. as a filler. Á, muanhi ka ugmà? Um, are you going to come here tomorrow? 2. deprecating or showing unimportance of what just preceded. Á, paríha ra nákù, Oh, it’s all the same to me. Á, nagkumidiya lang siya, Oh, he’s just joking; 3. showing mild disapproval. Á, dì nà mahímù, Oh, you can’t do that; 4. recalling or conceding something Á, duha diay tu, Oh, yes. There were two of them, weren’t there; 4a. preceding something just found out. Á, Lítu diay ímung ngálan, Oh, so your name is Lito. Á, kanindut, Oh, how nice! 5. expressing relief. Á, nahuwasan ku, Ah, what a relief!


ā̀

Cebuano

see álà.


A.D.

Cebuano

Anno Domini.


ab-ab

Cebuano

v. 1. chew to pieces. Ab-ábun sa irù ang íyang hikut, The dog will chew up his rope; 2. eat away, erode. Ang pagluib ni Maríya nag-ab-ab sa íyang balatían, Maria’s infidelity ate away at his insides. Giab-ab ang íyang pinútì sa tayà, His sword was eaten away by rust; 3. fester. Ang nag-ab-ab kung núka, My festering wound.


aba

Cebuano

exclamation of pleasure and surprise. Aba! Nakadaug ku, My! I won!


aba

Cebuano

n. breast of fowls.


ábà tuy

Cebuano

(from sábà dihà untuy) shut up! Ábà tuy, maáyu ka lang sa tayáda, wà kay tadtad, Shut up! You’re great at talking, but let’s see you do something.


abaa

Cebuano

particle indicating disapproval (literary). Abaa! Mahū́g ka gánì dihà! Stop that! You might fall!


abad

Cebuano

n. abbot.


ábag

Cebuano

v. give material help, help do work. Kinsa may mag-ábag nímu sa ímung pag-iskuyla? Who will help pay for your schooling? Abági ku áring pagsilhig, Help me sweep; n. help given. ka- n. helper.


abaga

Cebuano

n. shoulder; back


abága

Cebuano

n. shoulder; v. 1. take financial responsibility. Abagáhun (pangabagáhun, pangabagáhan) ni Mánuy níya ang galastúhan sa pag-iskuyla, His brother will shoulder his school expenses; 2. take responsibility for accomplishing something Kita giyuy muabága (mangabága) áning prugramáha, We must undertake to carry out this program. (→) see abága, v. paN- n. right-hand-man. abagáhun a. broad-shouldered.


abaga

Cebuano

n. sweet potatoes growing from the outer vines and not from the main root.


abaka

Cebuano

hemp


abaka

Cebuano

n. 1. abaca plant: Musa textilis; 2. abaca fiber. abakahan, abakanhan, abakal n. abaca plantation; v. own an abaca plantation.


abakada

Cebuano

alphabet; abcd


abakáda

Cebuano

n. alphabet.


abakadhan

Cebuano

n. alphabet


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