pa- v. pretend not to hear or see or know about something one knows very well about. Mipaalingawngaw siyag basabása labun síging pasiplat, She pretended to be absorbed in her reading, but she kept on peeping out from the corner of her eyes. Mipaalingawngaw ang mangingilad dakù nga wà siya makautang nákù sa maung kantidad, The swindler denied knowing anything about the money he owed me.
n. a kind of very small gnats that swarm over leftover foods; v. have alingawngaw swarming over it. Gialingawngaw ang kan-un, The food had gnats all over it.