Cebuano Idioms


cebuano idioms

Here are few of Cebuano Idioms

If you think only English have idioms (as in officially taught in schools), Cebuano or Bisaya have it’s own set of idiomatic expressions too! (Basta bisaya dili papere).

 

Abtik pa sa manatad – act very quickly

Hubagang ate oi – a sexy lady

Pasayan – great looking body but ugly face

Kabayoon  – elongated face

Labsong (Love song) labaw’g suwang  – elongated face

Kandingon – a person who won’t take a bath

Ang gaba dili magsaba – karma

Naa pa sa itlog sa papa – not yet born

Ang kalimot way gahom – being forgetfulness

Babayeng’ mugbo ug lupad – prostitute

Kapugngan pa ang baha nungka ang gugma – unstoppable

Kusog pa sa kilat –  quick enough

Makabuhig patay –  a convincing story (most likely, not true)

Laa og baba – mouth utters words that mostly happens

Ngitngit pa sa alkitran – the future is vague; it won’t happen; similar to Pagputi sa uwak

Pagputi sa uwak – it won’t happen; or happens only once in a bluemoon

Bisan ang ulan may paglurang – everything has an end

Panahon pa ni Mampor – centuries ago

Mapugngan pay baha – nothing can stop

Usab pay layog – never; not a chance

Mat’an pa sa pinya – can notice everything

Gubot pa sa lukot – very tangled; untidy

Pila’y pa’ad sa pungkol – everyone lucky day

Naa na sa ko pahak – I already know it

Katagakon ang mata – too sleepy

Naa na sa akong pahak – I already know it

Maypag mag lana ug putot – it wont happen; not a chance

Way aso nga makumkom – nothing can be hidden forever