Common Bisaya Swear Words


bisaya bad words

Listed below are considered bisaya swear or bad words though like any other languages, these bad words can be use in a playful or dagrading. It depends on how it is delivered, the facial expression and tone of the voice. So be careful how you say it and who you say it to.

1) Buang / Boang – which means silly or crazy. This is a most common bad word usually used when someone is angry or just plain expression. This is usually coupled with other bad words.

Examples:
“Ikawng buaanga ka” – You bastard!
“Ka boang” – what a silly thing done
“Binuang” or “Binuang ra” – nah, I’m just kidding
“Buang!” “Hoy Buang”- You, silly!, You stupid!, You bitch!
“Buang ka?” – Are you crazy?, Are you out of your mind?

Variations so not be too obvious
Buing!
Pagka buing!

2) Piste – means pest/ annoying
“Piste ka!” – you are such a pest!, You are such a nuisance!

Variations so not be too obvious
Piskot!

3. Yawa (noun) – a) refers to a person, it means devil/evil.
“Pagkayawa naman lang gyud!” – What a devil!, What an evil!

4. Yawa (adjective) – b) refers to some amazing act, from the bisaya word “Kuyawa” means “dangerous” or “amazing”.
“Pagkayawa naman lang gyud!” – What a devil!, What an evil!

Variations so not be too obvious
Yawards!
Yawas!

5. Animal – behaving like an animal without values and good manners
“Animal ka!”
“Animala ka!”
“Hoy, animal!” –

Variations so not be too obvious
Animel!
Animels!
Nimel!

6) Amaw – fool
“Amaw ka” – you fool!
“Amawa” – describing a foolish situation
“Amawa gyud nimo oi” – you are really a fool
“Inamaw” – foolishness
“Inamaw man nang imo” – what you did is plain foolishness

Variations so not be too obvious
Amew!

7. Atay – english meaning is liver but not when used as swear words.
“Ataya!” – stupid, fool
“Gi-atay!” – stupid
“Gi-atay na” – stupid thing

Variations so not be too obvious
Taya nimo oi!
Taya!
Taya gud!

8. Kayata – equivalent to english word fuck.
“Kayata!” – fuck, what the fuck

Variations so not be too obvious
“Kayasa”

Most often if the person is really upset or mad, these words are combined and repeated. Like:
1) Pisti! Animal! Way batasan!
2) Hoy buang! Animala ka!

Even though we mentioned above that it could be playful but it cannot be avoided as part of expressing strong emotions. So to make a bit lighter, they’ve created the variations, supposed to avoiding this swear words directly as much as possible.