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Pandan Bikol (Northern Catanduanes Bikol) is a Bikol language spoken in Pandan and northeast Catanduanes, Philippines.

Pronunciation[edit]

Vowels[edit]

a
like 'a' in "arrive"
e
like 'e' in "ten"
i
like 'i' in "fin"
o
like 'o' in "dog"
u
like 'oo' in "hoop"

Consonants[edit]

b
as in bee
k
as in key
d
as in dough
g
as in gold
h
as in heat
j
as in jar
l
as in let
m
as in me
n
as in nice
ng
as in song
p
as in pea
r
as in raw
s
as in sea
t
as in tea
w
as in weak
y
as in you

Common diphthongs[edit]

aw
as in how
ow
as in oh
ay
as in high
oy
as in boy

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
bukas (boo-KAHSS)
CLOSED
sirado (see-RAH-daw)
ENTRANCE
loogan (law-AW-gahn)
EXIT
luwasan (loo-WAH-sahn)
PUSH
tulak (TOO-lahck)
PULL
butong (BOO-tawng)
TOILET
kasilyasan (kah-seehll-YAH-sahn)
MEN
raraki (rah-RAH-kee)
WOMEN
babaye (bah-BAH-yeh)
FORBIDDEN
bawal (BAH-wahll)
Hello. (informal)
Anoha na? (ah-noo-HAH nah)
Hello. (formal)
Kumusta (ka)? (koo-mooss-TAH kah?)
How are you?
Kumusta na? (koo-mooss-TAH nah)
Fine, thank you.
Mormadjag man, mabalos. (moor-mahd-JAHG mahn, mah-bah-LAWSS)
What is your name?
Anoha yan ngaran mo? (ah-noo-HAH yahn NGAH-rahn maw?)
My name is.
Yan ngaran ko ____. (YAHN NGAH-rahn kaw ___ )
Nice to meet you.
(I don't know)
Please.
Tabì
Thank you.
Mabalos (mah-bah-LAWSS)
You're welcome.
Mî man nin anoman. (mee mahn ah-NAW nihn ah-naw-MAHN)
Yes.
Iso (ee-SAW)
No.
Mae (mah-EH)
Excuse me.
Tabì daw (TAH-bee dow)
I'm sorry.
Pasinsya na (pah-seen-SHAH nah)
Goodbye
Paaram (pah-AH-rahm)
Goodbye (informal)
Maditóyan nâ ko (mah-dee-TAW-yahn NAH kaw)
I can't speak Bikol well.
Mî ko nákataram nin tortor sa Bikol. (mee kaw NAH-kah-tah-rahm nihn tawr-TAWR nah BEE-kawll)
Do you speak English?
Gataram ka nin Inggles? (gah-tah-RAHM kah nihn eehng-LEHSS)
Good day
Madjag na ardaw (mahd-JAHG nah ahr-DOW)
Good morning
Madjag na aga (mahd-JAHG nah AH-gah)
Good noon
Madjag na odto (mahd-JAHG nah ood-TAW)
Good afternoon
Madjag na hapon (mahd-JAHG nah HAH-pawn)
Good evening
Madjag na gâbi (mahd-JAHG nah GAH'-bee)
I don't understand.
Mî ko násabutan (mee' kaw NAH-sah-boo-tahn)
Where's the toilet?
Ahin yo kasilyasan? (AH-heen yaw kah-seell-YAH-sahn?)

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone.
Pabayae daw ako (pah-bah-yah-EH dow ah-KAW)
Don't touch me!
Yae ako pagkupta (YAH-eh dow ah-KAW pahg-koop-TAH)
I'll call the police.
Mabura akom polis (mah-boo-RAH' ah-KAWM paw-LEHSS)
Police!
Polis (paw-LEHSS)
Stop! Thief!
Tunong! Mahâbon (TOO-nawng! mah-HAH'bawn)
I need your help.
Kaipohan kon tabang (kah-ee-PAH-hahn kawn TAH-bahng)
It's an emergency.
Emerjinsi toyan (eh-mehr-jeen-SEE TAW-yahn)
I'm lost.
Nalaob ako (nah-LAH-awb ah-KAW)
I lost my bag.
Nawarâ yo bag ko (nah-wah-RAH' yaw bahg kaw)
I lost my wallet.
Nawarâ yo walet ko (nah-wah-RAH' yaw WAH-leht kaw)
I'm sick.
Pigakarudog ako (pee-gah-ROO-dawg ah-KAW)
I need a doctor.
Kaipohan kon doktor (kah-ee-PAW-hahn kawn dohck-TAWR)
Can I use your phone?
Pagamit daw ako tabin selfon (pah-GAH-meet dow ah-KAW TAH-bihn SEHLL-fawn)

Numbers[edit]

1
sadô (sah-DAW' )
2
dawha (dow-HAH)
3
tatlo (taht-LAW)
4
apat (ah-PAHT)
5
lima (lee-MAH)
6
anom (ah-NAWM)
7
pito (pee-TAW)
8
waro (wah-RAW)
9
sham (shahm)
10
sampuro (sahm-POO-raw' )
11
onse (AWN-seh)
12
dose (DAW-seh)
13
trese (TREH-seh)
14
katorse (kah-TAWR-seh)
15
kinse (KEEN-seh)
16
disisays (dee-see-SIGHSS)
17
disisyete (dee-see-SHEH-teh)
18
disi-ocho (dee-see-AW-chaw)
19
disinwebe (dee-see-NWEH-beh)
20
baynte (BIGHN-teh)
21
baynte-uno (bighn-teh-OO-naw)
22
bayntedos (bighn-teh-DAWSS)
23
bayntetres (bighn-teh-TREHSS)
30
traynta (TRIGHN-tah)
40
kwarenta (kwa-rehn-TAH)
50
sinkwenta(seeng-KWEHN-tah)
60
sisinta (see-SEEN-tah)
70
sitinta (see-TEEN-tah)
80
ochinta (oo-CHEEN-tah)
90
nobinta (noo-BEEN-tah)
100
sanggatos (sahng-gah-TAWSS)
200
dawhanggatos (dow-hahng-gah-TAWSS)
300
tatlonggatos (taht-lawng-gah-TAWSS)
1000
sanribo (sahng-REE-baw)
2000
dawhang-ribo (dow-hang-REE-baw)
1,000,000
sadong milyon (sah-dawng-MEELL-yawn)
1,000,000,000
sadong bilyon (sah-dawng-BEELL-yawn)
1,000,000,000,000
sadong trilyon (sah-dawng-TREELL-yawn)
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
numero _____ (tren, bus,)
(NOO-meh-raw nihn trehn, booss)
half
kabangâ (kah-bah-NGAH' )
less
duwagi (doo-WAH-gee' )
more
dakor (dah-KAWR)

Time[edit]

now
nintoyan (nihn-TAW-yahn)
later
aban-aban (ah-bahn-ah-BAHN)
before
bago (BAH-gaw)
morning
aga (AH-gah)
afternoon
hapon (HAH-pawn)
evening
gâbi (GAH'-bee)
night
gâbi (GAH'-bee)

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM
A la una nin aga (ah-lah-OO-nah nihn AH-gah)
two o'clock AM
A las dos nin aga (ah-lahss-DAWSS nihn AH-gah)
noon
odto (awd-TAW)
one o'clock PM
A la una nin hapon (ah-lah-OO-nah nihn HAH-pawn)
two o'clock PM
A las dos nin hapon (ah-lahss-DAWSS nihn HAH-pawn)
midnight
gitnang gâbi (geet-NAHNG GAH'bee)

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s)
_____ minuto (mih-NOO-taw)
_____ hour(s)
_____ oras (AW-rahss)
_____ day(s)
_____ ardaw (ahr-DOW)
_____ week(s)
_____ semana (seh-MAH-nah)
_____ month(s)
_____ buran (BOO-rahn)
_____ year(s)
_____ taon (tah-AWN)

Days[edit]

today
nintoyan na ardaw (nihn-TAW-yahn nah ahr-DOW)
yesterday
kahapon (kah-HAH-pawn)
tomorrow
sa aga (sah AH-gah)
this week
nintoyan na semana (nihn-TAW-yahn nah seh-MAH-nah)
last week
naka-aging semana (nah-kah-AH-gihng seh-MAH-nah)
next week
masunod na semana (mah-SOO-nawd nah seh-MAH-nah)
Sunday
Simba (SEEM-bah)
Monday
Lunes (LOO-nehss)
Tuesday
Martes (mahr-TEHSS)
Wednesday
Myerkoles (MYEHR-kaw-lehss)
Thursday
Webes (WEH-behss)
Friday
Byernes (BYEHR-nehss)
Saturday
Sabado (SAH-bah-daw)

Months[edit]

The names of the months are borrowed from Spanish language.

January
Enero (ih-NEH-raw)
February
Pebrero (pihb-REH-raw)
March
Marso (MAHR-saw)
April
Abril (ahb-REELL)
May
Mayo (MAH-yaw)
June
Hunyo (HOON-yaw)
July
Hulyo (HOOLL-yaw)
August
Agosto (ah-GOHSS-taw)
September
Setyembre (siht-YEHM-breh)
October
Oktubre (awck-TOO-breh)
November
Nobyembre (nawb-YEHM-breh)
December
Disyembre (dihss-YEHM-breh)

Writing time and date[edit]

Dates can be written as follows:

  • English format: February 8, 2017 would be Pebrero 8, 2017
  • Spanish format: February 8, 2017 would be ika-8 nin Pebrero, 2017

Times are written as in English (as in 2:23AM) but spoken in Spanish (as in A las says baynte tres nin aga).

Colors[edit]

black
itom (ee-TAWM)
white
puti (poo-TEE' )
red
pula (poo-LAH)
blue
asul (ah-SOOLL)
green
berde (BEHR-deh)

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____?
( )
One ticket to _____, please.
( )
Where does this train/bus go?
( )
Where is the train/bus to _____?
( )
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
( )
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
( )
When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
( )

Taxi[edit]

Taxi!
( )
Take me to _____, please.
( )
How much does it cost to get to _____?
( )
Take me there, please.
( )

Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ?
( )
...the train station?
( )
...the bus station?
( )
...the airport?
( )
...downtown?
( )
...the youth hostel?
( )
...the _____ hotel?
( )
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
( )
Where are there a lot of...
( )
...hotels?
( )
...restaurants?
( )
...bars?
( )
...sites to see?
( )
Can you show me on the map?
( )
street
( )
Turn left.
( )
Turn right.
( )
left
( )
right
( )
straight ahead
( )
towards the _____
( )
past the _____
( )
before the _____
( )
Watch for the _____.
( )
intersection
( )
north
( )
south
( )
east
( )
west
( )
uphill
( )
downhill
( )

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available?
( )
How much is a room for one person/two people?
( )
Does the room come with...
( )
...bedsheets?
( )
...a bathroom?
( )
...a telephone?
( )
...a TV?
( )
May I see the room first?
( )
Do you have anything quieter?
( )
...bigger?
( )
...cleaner?
( )
...cheaper?
( )
OK, I'll take it.
( )
I will stay for _____ night(s).
( )
Can you suggest another hotel?
( )
Do you have a safe?
( )
...lockers?
( )
Is breakfast/supper included?
( )
What time is breakfast/supper?
( )
Please clean my room.
( )
Can you wake me at _____?
( )
I want to check out.
( )

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
( )
Do you accept British pounds?
( )
Do you accept euros?
( )
Do you accept credit cards?
( )
Can you change money for me?
( )
Where can I get money changed?
( )
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
( )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
( )
What is the exchange rate?
( )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
( )

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people.
Sadong lamesa para sa sado kataho/dawha kataho. (sah-DAW' lah-MEH-sah PAH-rah sah sah-DAW' kah-TAH-haw/DOW-hah kah-TAH-haw)
Can I look at the menu, please.
Puede matânaw yo menu, tabi. (PWEH-deh mah-TAH'now yaw meh-NOO, TAH-bee' )
Can I look in the kitchen?
Puede matânaw yo kusina? (PWEH-deh mah-TAH'now yaw koo-SEE-nah?)
Where is the bathroom?
Ahin yo baño? (AH-heen yaw BAH-nyaw?)
I'm a vegetarian.
Bejitaryan ako. (BEH-jee-tahr-yahn ah-KAW)
I don't eat pork.
Mî ko gakaon nin karneng urig. (mee' kaw gah-KAH-awn nihn kahr-NEHNG oo-REEG)
I don't eat beef.
Mî ko gakaon nin karneng baka (mee' kaw gah-KAH-awn nihn kahr-NEHNG BAH-kah)
It's salty.
maasgad (mah-ahss-GAHD)
It's so sweet.
matâmis (mah-TAH'meess)
It's spicy.
maharat (mah-HAH-raht)
It's sour.
maarsom (mah-AHR-sawm)
breakfast
pamahawan (pah-mah-hah-WAHN)
lunch
pangardawan (pah-ngahr-DAH-wahn)
snack
merindalan (meh-reen-DAH-lahn)
supper
panggâbihan (pahng-gah'BEE-hahn)
I want ___.
Gusto ko ___ (gooss-TAW kaw ___)
I want a dish called ____.
Gusto kong sidâ na piggabûran na ____. (gooss-TAW kawng see-DAH' nah peeg-gah-BOO'rahn nah ____)
chicken meat
karneng manok (kahr-NEHNG mah-NAWCK)
beef
karneng baka (kahr-NEHNG BAH-kah)
pork
karneng urig (kahr-NEHNG oo-REEG)
fish
isdâ (eess-DAH' )
food
pagkaon (pahg-KAH-awn)
drinks
inumon (ee-NOO-mawn)
eggs
sugok (soo-GAWCK)
sausage
longganisa (lawng-gah-NEE-sah)
fresh vegetables
preskong utan (PREHSS-kawng OO-tahn)
fresh fruits
preskong prutas (PREHSS-kawng PROO-tahss)
restaurant
restawran (rehss-TOW-rahn)
bread
tinapay (tee-NAH-pigh)
cheese
keso (KEH-saw)
cooked rice
humay (hoo-MIGH)
raw
hilaw (hee-LOW)
cooked
lutô (loo-TAW' )
noodles
pansit (pahn-SEET)
grilled/roasted
dinarang (dee-NAH-rahng)
salt
asin (ah-SEEN)
peanuts
mani (mah-NEE)
sugar
asukar (ah-SOO-kahr)
soy sauce
tawyo (TOW-yaw' )
onion
sibulyas (see-BOOLL-yahss)
corn
mais (mah-EESS)
cooking oil
lana (LAH-nah)
chili pepper
paminta (pah-MEEN-tah)
coconut milk
natok (nah-TAWCK)
It was delicious
masiram (mah-see-RAHM)
I'm finished/done.
Tapos nâ ko. ('tah-PAWSS nah' kaw)

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol?
( )
Is there table service?
( )
A beer/two beers, please.
( )
A glass of red/white wine, please.
( )
A pint, please.
( )
A bottle, please.
( )
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
( )
whiskey
( )
vodka
( )
rum
( )
water
( )
club soda
( )
tonic water
( )
orange juice
( )
Coke (soda)
( )
Do you have any bar snacks?
( )
One more, please.
( )
Another round, please.
( )
When is closing time?
( )
Cheers!
( )

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size?
Ikan kamong size na konintoyan? (EE-kahn kah-MAWNG sighz nah kaw-neen-TAW-yahn?)
How much is this?
Bagaano toyan? (bah-gah-AH-naw TAW-yahn?)
That's too expensive.
Kaminahar man (kah-mee-nah-HAHR mahn)
Would you take _____?
Gusto mong ____ (gooss-TAW mawng ___)
expensive
mahar (mah-HAHR)
cheap
barato (bah-RAH-taw)
I can't afford it.
Mî ko kayang bakron yaan. (mee' kaw KAH-yahng bahck-RAWN YAH-ahn)
I don't want it.
Dili ako ninyan. (DEE-lee' ah-KAW neen-YAHN)
You're cheating me.
Gadaya ka sa ako. (gah-DAH-yah kah sah AH-kaw)
I'm not interested.
Buko akong interisado. (boo-KAW' ah-KAWNG een-teh-ree-SAH-daw.)
OK, I'll take it.
Sige, kuon ko na yan. (SEE-geh koo-AWN kaw nah-YAHN)
Can I have a bag?
Pakitàwan sakuya an bag? (pah-kih-TAHʔ-wahn sah-KOO-yahʔ ahn bahg?)
Do you ship (overseas)?
Nagpapadara kamo sa ibang nasyon? (nahg-pah-pah-dah-RAH kah-MAW sah ih-BAHNG nahss-YAWN?)
I need...
Kaipohan ko . . . (kah-ee-PAW-hahn kaw)
...toothpaste.
toothpaste (TOOTH-payst)
...a toothbrush.
toothbrush (TOOTH-brahsh)
...tampons.
tampon . (tahm-PAWN)
...soap.
...sabon (sah-BAWN)
...shampoo.
...shampoo (SHAHM-poo)
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
...pampahari nin hapdos (pahm-pah-HAH-ree' neen hahp-DAWSS)
...cold medicine.
...burong sa sîpon (boo-RAWNG sah SEE'pawn)
...stomach medicine.
...burong sa bituka (boo-RAWNG sah bee-TOO-kah)
...a razor.
...labaha (lah-BAH-hah)
...an umbrella.
...payong (PAH-yawng)
...sunblock lotion.
...sanblak losyon (SAHN-blahck LOH-shawn)
...a postcard.
...pastkard (PAWST-kahrd)
...postage stamps.
...postage stamps (POHSS-tehj stahmpss)
...batteries.
...pila (PEE-lah)
...writing paper.
...suratan (soo-rah-TAHN)
...a pen.
...panurat (pah-NOO-raht)
...English-language books.
...libro sa tataramon na Inggles (leeb-RAW sah tah-tah-RAH-mawn nah eeng-LEHSS)
...English-language magazines.
...magasin sa tataramon na Inggles (MAH-gah-seen sah tah-tah-RAH-mawn na eeng-LEHSS)
...an English-language newspaper.
...jaryo sa tataramon na Inggles (jahr-YAW sah tah-tah-RAH-mawn na eeng-LEHSS)
...an English-Pandan Bikol dictionary.
...diksyonaryong Inggles-Pandan Bikol (deeck-shoo-NAHR-yawng eeng-LEHSS-pahn-dahn-BEE-kawll)

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car.
( )
Can I get insurance?
( )
stop (on a street sign)
( )
one way
( )
yield
( )
no parking
( )
speed limit
( )
gas (petrol) station
( )
petrol
( )
diesel
( )

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong.
Mî man akong ginibong sarâ (mee' mahn ah-KAWNG gee-NEE-bawg sah-RAH' )
It was a misunderstanding.
Mim pagkasirinabutan (meem pahg-kah-see-ree-nah-boo-TAHN)
Where are you taking me?
Siin mô ko dadarhon? (see-EEN maw' KAW dah-DAHR-hawn?)
Am I under arrest?
Arestado ako? (ah-rehss-TAH-daw ah-KAW?)
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
Amerikano/Australiano/Briton/Kanadiano ako (ah-MEH-ree-KAH-naw/owss-trahll-YAH-NAW/brih-TAWN/kah-nahd-YAH-naw ah-KAW)
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
Gusto kong kahuronon an embahada kan Amerika/Australia/Britanya/Kanada (gooss-TAW kawng kah-hoo-RAW-nawn ahn ehm-bah-HAH-dah kahn ah-MEH-ree-kah/owss-TRAHLL-yah/bree-TAHN-yah/KAH-nah-dah)
I want to talk to a lawyer.
Gusto kong kahuronon yo abogado (gooss-TAW kawng kah-hoo-RAW-nawn yaw ah-baw-GAH-daw)
Can I just pay a fine now?
Pwede tabì akong magbáyad mùna nin multa? (PWEH-deh TAH-bihʔ ah-KAWNG mahg-BAH-yahd nihn MOOLL-tah?)
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