Meaning of linga-linga

linga-linga

Cebuano

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linga, línga

Cebuano

(from alinga) a. inattentive due to preoccupation with something else. Balikbalíka pag-isplikar kay linga kaáyu, Repeat your explanation because he is very inattentive; n. preoccupation that keeps one from concentrating. Dì siya makatrabáhu kay daghan siyag linga, He can’t do work because he has lots of other things to think about; v. 1. be inattentive. Wà kung kabantay pag-ági níya. Nalinga lang ku, I didn’t see her go by. I wasn’t paying attention. Subrang dúwà ang nalingahan ánang batáa, The child has nothing but play on his mind and thus is inattentive; 2. hold one’s attention. Nalinga kug tan-aw sa lamígas nga nanag-áway, I was amused watching the ants fighting each other. Lingaha ang gwardiya kay muipsut ku sa píkas, Keep the guard occupied because I will slip through the other side; 3. be so occupied. Ang tindíra nalinga ug paninsíyu, The salesgirl was so busy she couldn’t make change properly. maka-r-(←) a. being easily diverted, distracted. Pangidad nga makalilínga, Age at which one has a short attention span.