Calle San Luis (T.M. Kalaw Avenue)

Calle San Luis (T.M. Kalaw Avenue) This east-west road was once known as Calle San Luis, named after Saint Louis of France, who was king of France from 1126-1270. During the Spanish period, Calle San Luis formed the northern edge of the settlement of Ermita. The area north of it was part of the Bagumbayan … Read more


Pisan It was National Cousins Day earlier this week! How do you say “cousin” in your language? PÍSAN • (PEE-suhn)cousinTagálog (Filipino): pínsan Derived TermPÍSANG ALANG PÍLATAN • (PEE-suhng uh-LUHNG PEE-luh-tuhn)first cousin(literally “cousin without an interval/something in between”)Tagálog (Filipino): pínsang buô (literally “whole/complete cousin”) Derived WordMIPÍSAN • (mi-PEE-suhn)cousins (two), having a cousin relationshipFor 3 or more: … Read more


Duyan It was Hammock Day a few days ago! How do you say “hammock” or “swing” in your language? DÚYAN • (DOO-yuhn)hammock, swingTagálog (Filipino): dúyan INDÁYUN • (in-DAH-yoon)hammock, swingTagálog (Filipino): dúyan Verb Conjugationdumúyan, dúdúyan, dínúyan – to swing, sway (Actor Focus)idúyan, dudúyan, dinúyan – to swing, rock something (Object Focus) Example SentenceDudúyan né ing bíngut. … Read more


Anggi It’s Rain Day! Here’s a unique Kapampángan word that refers to rain that is blown by the wind, along with the general Kapampángan word for “rain”! Do you have a word in your language that refers to this rain concept? ANGGÎ • (uhng-GEE’)spray of rain blown by windTagálog: ampiyás, anggí (both dialectal and not … Read more


Pangunakan A few days ago we featured the Kapampángan words for “cousin”, “aunt“, and “uncle“, so today let’s look at the Kapampángan word for “nephew” or “niece”! PANGUNAKAN • (puh-ngoo-nuh-KUHN)nephew, nieceTagálog (Filipino): pamangkín