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Monday, 02 August 2010 10:52

Speaking Cebuano 3 (Very/Much)

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Speaking Cebuano 3 (Very/Much)

We're now down with some basics, and you already know some common phrases in Cebuano. The thing is, you meet this Cebuano Friend of yours and you want to say she's "very beautiful!", but all you know is "gwapa ka" (You're Beautiful). What do we do??

 

 

Well, How to use "very" in Cebuano is opposite to how we use it in English. In English we normally say " very good" in Cebuano on the other hand we say " good very." Read on more the lesson and learn how to say "You're VERY Beautiful!"

 

Vocab for the Day

English Cebuano
Very Kaau/ Kaayo (Ka-a-you)
Fun Lingaw (li-ngaw)
Annoying Samok (Sa-mook)
Sleep Tulog(Too-loog)/ Tug (toog)
From Gkan (gi-kan)
Urinate Ihi (yi-hee(intonation going down))
Fake Piki(Pee-kee)/ Peyk
Real Tinuud (Ti-nu-ud)
Really? Tinuud ba? lagi?(La-gi)

 

Grammar

Kaau

What is kaau? kaau in the English translation means "very", which is an English adverb, expression of comparative degree. Same with the English language, kaau is used to put a higher comparative degree to an adjective or verb. However unlike in English wherein Very is placed before the adjective(ex. very smart, very funny), in Cebuano, kaau is placed after.

 

Example

English Cebuano Literal
Very Fun! Lingaw kaau! Fun Very
He is very annoying Samok kaau siya Annoying Very Him
The food is very delicious  Lami au ang pagkaon Delicious very the food

*Sometimes, you can omit the syllable ka to make it sound more "conversational." 


So how do we say "You're Very beautiful?"  (Gwapa kaau ka) 

Good luck in your courting prowress! ^^

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