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AKLANON PHRASES GUIDE



By: Felimar M Blanco


In Aklan, most likely you will survive not knowing the dialect at all. If you know your Tagalog, use it. Seventy percent chance that the person you are talking to knows Tagalog. If you're a foreigner and can speak English, use it first. Chances that you could be understood is 50%. Also, we Aklanons are very accommodating. Give us a hint of where you are from, and hope that the person you're talking to knows you dialect/language. If he/she can't speak your tongue, most likely he/she will find someone who can. However, it is always nice and wise to know the dialect of the place. It will make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

The following are some of the phrases that may help you during your stay in Aklan.


Greetings and Civilities:
Hello! Kamusta!
Welcome. Mayad-ayad nga pag-abot.
Good morning. Mayad nga agahon.
Good afternoon. Mayad nga hapon.
Good evening. Mayad nga gabi-i.
Thank you. Saeamat kimo.
Goodbye. Adyos.
See you. Hasta sa masunod atong pagkita.

Small Talk:
What is your name? Ano ro ngaean mo?
My name is... Ro ngaean ko si...
What is his | her name? Ano ro ana nga ngaean? (Note: pronoun "ana" has no gender distinction)
Please to meet you. Guinakalipay ko ro pakipagkita kimo.
How do you do? Kamusta ka?
I'm fine, thanks, and you? Mayad man, saeamat, ag ikaw?
Where are you from? Taga-siin ka?
I'm from United States. Taga-Estados Unidos ako (literally: Ako naghalin sa Estados Unidos)
Where in U.S. Siin sa Estados Unidos?
Can you understand English? Makaintyende ka it Englis?
Yes, I can, if you speak more slowly. Huo, kaintyende, kon ihambae mo pa gid it mahinay.
Do you speak English? Makahambae ka it English?
How do you say ... in Akeanon? Paalin mo maihambae ... sa Akeanon?
Please repeat it. Kon mahimo, umana.
I don't understand. Indi ako ka-intyende.
I'm sorry. Guinakasubo ko.
Excuse me. Pasensyaha ako.
Do you know Indong Pedro? Kilaea mo si Indong Pedro?
Are you Juan Tamad? Ikaw baea si Juan Tamad?
I'll introduce you to Maganda. Ipakilaea ko ikaw kay Maganda.

Everyday Expression:
Yes. Huo.
No. Indi.
Okay. Areglado.
Really? Matuod?
Please. Kon mahimo.
Thank you very much. Maabo guid nga saeamat (kimo).
You're welcome. Owa it ano man.
Don't mention it. Indi mo eon pagmitla-ngon.
I don't know. Owa ako kasayod.
I think so. Sa banta ko.
I don't think so. Indi sa banta ko.
What do you think? Ano sa banta mo?
Why not? Pam-an it indi?
Are you sure?. Segurado ka?
It's fine. Mayad man.
Maybe. Basi.
Perhaps. Mahimo.
Of course. Syempre
Is it possible? Possibly baea?
Are you sure?. Segurado ka?
Good luck! Mayad lang nga swerte!
Be careful. Maghaeong.
What is this | that? Ano ra | ron?
How do you say it in Aklanon?. Paalin mo ron ihambae sa Akeanon?
It doesn't matter. Indi bali.
What's it like? Matsa ano?
I like it because it's different. Naila-an ko dahil sa ana kina-iba.
I'm not used to this. Indi ako anad kara.

Getting Around:

Where can I pick up my luggage? Si-in ko mabu-oe ro akong bagahe?
Which bus is going to Iloilo...? Si-in ro saeakyan pa-Iloilo ...?
How much is the fare? Mamila ro pamasahi?
Where is the bus stop? Si-in ro pueonduhan it saeakyan?
Where is the bus station? Si-in ro paradahan it saeakyan?
Where is the airport? Si-in ro tueogpa-an it aeroplano?
How do I get to Kalibo...? Paalin ako makaabot sa Kalibo...?
Where can I rent a car? Si-in ako makarenta it auto?
Where can I hire a bicycle? Si-in ako maka-arkila it bisekleta?
Where is the park? Si-in ro parke?
Where is the main square? Si-in ro plaza mayor?
Which way is to the church? Si-in ro pa-agto it simbahan?
Is there a grocery store near here? May tiendahan iya nga maeapit?
What is the name of the street? Ano ro ngaean it calye?
Which is the road to the north| south| east| west? Si-in kara ro karsada pa-Ilawod| pa-Ilaya| pa-Sidlangan| pa-Katueondan?
I'm lost. Naduea ako.
Where am I? Si-in ako?
Please write it down. Kon mahimo isueat mo.
Turn right| left Liko patu-o| pawaea.
Go straight ahead. Sige diretsoha

Personal Needs/Comfort etc.:

What's the matter? Nano ro natabo?
Are you alright? Mayad ka?
I'm cold| hot| hungry| thirsty| sleepy. Guinaeamigan| guinainitan| guinagutom| guinauhaw| guinaduyog ako.
I'm angry| happy| wet| tired| sad. Akig| malipayon| basa| kapoy| masubo ako.
Please leave me alone. Kon mahimo pabay-i ako nga mag-isaeahanon

Accommodations:

Where is a hotel? Si-in rong hotel?
I have a reservation. May reserbasyon ako.
Is there a room available? May bakante baeang kwarto?
Do you have a double room? May doble-kwarto kamo? or: May kwarto kamo para sa daywa?
Single only. Solo eang.
I'd like a room with a bathroom.Gusto ko rong kwarto nga may paligusan.
Is there a better| cheaper| larger| quieter room? May maayad-ayad| bueobarato| mabahoe-bahoe| matinong-tinong nga kwarto?
How much (does it cost) per day? Pila rong (baeayaran kada) adlaw?
Meals included? Daea ro pagka-on?
I'll stay for two nights. Magatener ako it daywa nga gabi-i.
Please wake me up at 6:00 a.m. Pangabay, pukawa ako it mga alas seis it agahon.
Could I have my key please. Akon eon rong yabi, kon mahimo?
Which floor will I'll be? Si-in nga panaegan baea ako?
Take the elevator, I'll take the stairs. Bue-a ro "elevator", bue-on ko ro hagdan.
You will be up on the 5th floor; I'll be down on the first Idto ka sa ibabaw, sa ikalimang panaegan; ako iya sa idaeum, sa primerong panaegan.
There's no hot water.Owa it mainit nga tubi.
I need ice| extra blanket| an electic fan| an iron| a pillow| a soap| towel. Kinahangean ko yelo|sambilog pang haboe| ventilador| plansa| mahaea| sabon| tualya...

Around Town:

Where is a bank? Si-in ro bangko?
I want to change some U.S. dollars. Gusto ko magpabaylo it mga pilang dolyar U.S.
What is the exchange rate? Pila rong baylohan?
Where is a post office? Si-in ro opisina it koreo?
I want to send a letter. Gusto ko magpadaea it sueat.
How much does it cost to sent this to...? Pila ro magasto ko sa pagpadaea kara sa...?
Where is a public telephone? Si-in rong telephone publiko?
I want to call... Gusto ko magtawag...
I would like to speak to... Gusto ko makipaghambae kay ...
Do you have a local map? May mapa lokal ka (kamo)?

Leisure:

Do you have any golf course around?May "golf course" kamo riya?
Let's play basketball. Mahampang kita it "basketball".
I want to... Gusto ko ...
... go to the beach. ... mag-agto sa baybayon.
... go swimming. ... mag-eangoy-eangoy.
... go boating. ... magbaro-baroto.
... go diving. ... magsaeom-saeom.
... go biking. ... magbise-bisekleta.
Can you play the guitar?Kaantigohan ka magguitara?
Could you take a photo of us please. Pa-ngabay, bue-i kami it letrato, kon mahimo.
We like to see the various contest this afternoon. Gusto namon nakita ro nasarisari nga paindis-indis hinduna nga hapon.
I like to join the contest. Gusto ko makaentra sa paindis-indis.
Is entry fee required?. Kinahangean baea ro bayad pang-entra?
Let's go discotheque tonight. Dali, naadto kita sa diskoteca hindunang gabi-i.

Food:

Where is the bakery | market place? Si-in ro panaderya | tyendahan?
Where can I buy ...? Si-in ako makabakae it ...?
... fruits | apple | bananas ... prutas | mansanas | saging
... grapes | oranges | pineapples ... ubas | kahil | pinya
I prefer ... Guinapasueabi ko ...
... vegetable | cabbage | eggplant | mushroomms ... utanon | repolyo | taeong | amakoe
... onions | peppers | potatoes | string beans ... sibuyas | katumbae | patatas | kabod.
... tomatoes | bok choy | papaya | ...kamates | petsay | kapaya
Do you sell ... Nagabaligya kamo it ...
... meat | beef | pork | chicken? ... karne | karne it baka | karne it baboy | manok?
... lamb | ham | sausages? ... karnero | hamon | suriso?
I like ... Nagustohan ko ro...
... seafood | anchovies | oysters | shrimp. ... pagkaon dagatnon | tolisan (or ibes) | taeaba | pasayan.
... fish | crab |lobster | catfish. ... isda | alimango | salin-oeang | pantat (or alimusan).
... I need to buy ... Kinahangean makabakae ako it ...
... bread | butter | cheese | milk. ... tinapay | mantekilya | keso | gatas.
... rice | vinegar | eggs | sugar | salt ... bugas (uncooked rice) | eangaw | itlog | kaeamay (asukar) | asin.
Let me have a liter of lemonade. Taw-i abi ako it sang litro nga lemonada.

At the Restaurant:

Where is a restaurant? Si-in rong kaean-an?
This is delicious. Manamit ra.
I want to have breakfast| lunch| dinner. Gusto ko makapamahaw| maka-ilabas| maka-ihapon.
I want to drink boiled water| coffe| tea. Gusto kong imnum pinabukaean nga tubi| kape| tsa.
May we have our bill, please? Kon mahimo, ambi eon ro amon bale?

Shopping:

Where is the shopping center? Si-in ro baeakean-centro?
How can I help you? Ano ro maikabulig ko kimo?
Where can I buy souvenirs| camera film| toothbrush| shaver? Siin ako makabakae it handumanan| pelikula it kamera| sepilyo| pangpamarbas?
I would like to buy T-shirt will the word "AKLAN" on it. Gusto ko nga magbakae it kamisita nga man sueat nga "AKLAN"
I want to buy a bilingual dictionary. Gusto ko makabakae it doble-lingua nga diktonaryo.
I'd like film for this camera. Gusto ko ro pelikula para sa harang kamera.
Do you accept credit cards? Nagabaton kamo it "credit cards" (karta credito)?
How much is this? Pila ra?
Where is my change? Si-in ro akong kambyo (or sinselyo) ko?
Come again... Balik it uman...

Emergencies:

Help! Tabang!
Fire! Sunog!
There's been an accident! May aksidente!
It's dangerous! Peligroso (ron)!
Call an ambulance|doctor! Tawag it ambulansya|doktor!
Call the police|fire department! Tawag it pulis|bombero!
I wish to contact my embassy/consulate. Gusto ko nga makipagsugilanon sa akong embahada/consulado.
I lost my wallet! Naduea ro akon nga kaheta!
I lost my passport, too! Naduea man ro akon nga passaporte!
I am ill. May masakit ako.
I am lost. Naduea ako.
I need to see a dentist. Kinahangean ko nga makipagkita sa dentista.
I need aspirin Nagakinahangean ako it aspirina.
My arm| head| stomach| foot| back| neck| knee| eyes hurts. Ro akong butkon| ueo| tiyan| siki| likod| li-og| tuhod| mata masakit.
Where is the police station? Si-in ro estasyon it pulis?



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