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CHAVACANO words that start with the letter A
Palabras de Chavacano que ta empeza na letra A

           
                 
           
             

CHAVACANO TAGALOG ENGLISH SPANISH
abaja     ibaba to go down; to lower bajar
abajada   downwards, descent bajada
abajo baba down, under, below abajo
abal-abal   choppy seas mar borrascoso
abandona   to abandon, leave behind abandonar
abandonao   abandoned, deserted abandonado
abanica   to fan abanicar, abanicarse
abanico   fan abanico
abierto     bukas open abierto
abio   take-along ration racion para llevar
abogado, abogao abogau lawyer abogado
abogago (slang) gagong abogau dumb lawyer abogado estupido
abona (el tiera)   to fertilize, refill a lowland, to pay account of another estiercol, material que se usa para fertilizar
abonante   payor of someone's bill el paga la cuenta de otro
abono   fertilizer estiercol, material que se usa para fertilizar
abrasa hawakin to embrace, to clasp abrazar
abrasada hawakin embrace abrazo
abrasador hawakinan long pillow comforter almohada para abrazar
abri buksan to open abrir
abridor   can opener abrelatas
Abril       April Abril
absoluto   absolute absoluto
abuela       grandmother abuela
abuelo       grandfather abuelo
abultao   bulging, protruding protuberante
aburrido       annoyed, vex aburrido
abusa   to abuse abusar
abusao   abusive abusivo
abuso       abuse abuso
abuya   to appear, emerge aparecer, surgir
aca   up to hasta
acaba matapos to finish, end acabar
acabao tapos na finished acabado
accion   action acción
aceita   to oil aceitamos
aceitada   the act of oiling or greasing, sweet-talking acto de engrazar, acto de inducir por dulces palabras
aceite       oil aceite
acepta   to accept, receive aceptar
acerta   to guess right acertar (suposición, the original Spanish word in the list, is a name whose meaning is just 'guess', as in 'my guess is that...'.
acido   acid ácido
aclima   acclimate aclimatar, aclimatarse
acorda       to remember recordar
acosta   to lay down, put to bed acostar, acostarse (the previous Spanish expression in the list, 'poner, colchado', seems to be a mistake) 
acostumbra   to get accustomed acostumbrarse (the previous Spanish word in the list, 'acostumbrado'  is not the infinitive).
actividad   activity, action actividad
actual   actual, present actual (better than 'real' or 'efectivo')
acudi   to come to, run to help acudir (better than 'venir', which means just 'to come'
adelante   in front, ahead, forward delante, adelante (better than previous 'adelantado', which is not an adverb)
ademas   more so además (instead of 'más', which means 'more'. I guess that Ch. 'ademas' is like English 'moreover'. Am I right?)
adentro   inside adentro, dentro (I think it would be better to suppress previous 'interior', which is not an adverb)
adentra, entra pasok enter entrar
adios   goodbye adiós
admira   admire admirar
admiti   to admit admitir
adora   adore, worship adorar
afuera     labas outside fuera, afuera
agrio     matamis sour agrio, ácido
aguarda hintayin wait for, hold on aguardar, esperar
agudo   sharp agudo
aguha, aguja    needle aguja
ahora ngayon now ahora
ahora mismo ngayon na right now ahora mismo
aire langhit air aire
ajos   garlic ajo
al   upon  
ala(s)   wing(s) ala(s)
alcancia   piggy bank hucha, alcancía
alcanza   to reach for, overtake alcanzar
alegre       happy alegre
alegria   happiness alegría
aleja, kita   remove or separate alejar
alfiler       pin alfiler
algo   something algo
alguien   someone, anyone alguien
algun   some algún, alguna, algunos, algunas
algunos   someone, anyone alguno (pronoun)
alimatok   forest leech sangrijuela de monte
alimpasag   wild thrashing tirar el cuerpo violentamente de un lado a otro
alipunga   athlete's foot infection entre los dedos del pie
alisto   alert, quick to take advantage listo, preparado para tomar cualquier ventaja
alivia   aliviate, to lighten, relief aliviar
alla     an dyan (over) there (further) allí, allá
alli an dito there (closer, in that place) ahí
alma       soul alma
almohada   pillow almohada, cabezal
almoranas     almorrana
almorza/almurzi kain to eat lunch comer, (in some places: almorzar)
almorzue   lunch comida (in some places: almuerzo)
almucha   to wrestle luchar
almuda   get dressed vestirse
almuerzo   breakfast desayuno
alrededor       around, surroundings alrededor
alto/alta matankad high, tall (male/female) alto, alta
altote (slang) matangkad tall  
altura     tankad height altura
alumbra   to shine, light up alumbrar, iluminar, encender
alurayang   yippee estupendo
alza itaasan lift, to raise alzar, levantar
ama   to love amar
amable   amiable, lovable amable
amante   loving amante
amargo     maasim bitter amargo
amargoso   bitter mellon (I don't know. Could you give me a synonym or a description of it?)
amarillo       yellow amarillo
amarilloso   yellowish amarillento
amaro   rope cordel
anda punta, puntahan go, to go ir
amiga   female friend amiga
amigo barkada male friend amigo
amistad   truce  
amo tama correct, right correcto
amó   (male) master, boss amo, jefe
ama   (female) master, boss ama, jefa
amor   love amor
amor doño   love king  
amoroso   amorous, loving enamorado

anay (n.) 

[ie: El casa mio tiene anay.]

  termite  

anay (v.) 

[ie: Espera anay vo con migo.]

  a while  
ansina     parang ganyan like that así
ancho   wide, broad ancho

anda

[a.) Donde vo anda luego?

b.) Anda ya iyo!]

pupunta, ayos to go, going; leave, leaving

[a.) Where are you going later?

b.) I'm leaving!]

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angel   angel angel
animal   animal animal
animo   courage ánimo, valor
animoso   courageous animoso, valeroso, valiente
anoche kagabi last night anoche
antes   before antes
antiguo   ancient, antique antiguo
antolihao     (I don't know, Could you give me some sentences?
anuncia   to announce anunciar
año   year año
apaga putulin turn off, put out apagar
aparador   closet aparador, armario, chinero
aparece   to appear aparecer
aparta   to separate apartar, separar
apenas   as soon as apenas
aplica   to apply solicitar
aprende   to learn aprender
apresura halika na hurry up apresurarse, darse prisa
apreta (apretie)   to tighten up apretar
apretao   tight apretado
aproba   approve aprobar
aprobacion     aprobación
aprovecha   to profit from, take advantage aprovechar, aprovecharse
apuk   dwarf enano
apunta   to point out, to aim, to list down the debt indicar, dar en el blanco, preparar la cuenta
apura   hurry up apurar, apurarse
aquel ayon that, those aquel
aqui     andito here aquí
arde (el fuego, el luz)   to burn, turn on/up (light) arder, encender (la luz)
arena       sand arena
arma(s)   weapon(s), arm(s) arma(s)
armar   to arm armar (I guess there is a typo in Ch. 'armar')
arquila       to rent alquilar
arranca ayusin to remove, pull out (by roots) arrancar
arrastra   to drag arrastrar
arregla   to arrange arreglar
arriba     taas up, above, upstairs arriba
arroz       rice arroz
asusta matakot to frighten, scare asustar
aton amin ours nuestro
atraca   approach acercar
atras kabila back atrás, detrás
atrasa   to be late atrasar, retrasarse
atrasado   a late person retrasado
atrasao   late tarde
auto     koche car, automobile coche (in Lat. America carro, auto)
ayer     bukas yesterday ayer
ayudante       helper ayudanta
ayuda   help ayudar
azucar   sugar azucar
azul       blue azul

 

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