What is your favorite idiom or slang word in your language?

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What is your favorite idiom or slang word in your language that everyone should know if they have plan to visit your country?

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We have "Lodi". It is the perfect Filipino slang word for a person you idolize. Reading lodi backwards will give you idol.



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We also have one of my favorites, "Charot". It is so popular, that if there were a list of the most used Tagalog slang words, this one would be at the top. lol :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing: Use this hip word when you are joking around; it means, "I'm just kidding!"


So, the next time you say something and others take you seriously, say "charot!". (however, you will look like a gay as this slang word is commonly used by girls and gays lol)

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Mine would be:


- "pana": a really cool acquaintance or friend, it's neutral so I can use it with women or men. I can also use it as an informal way to communicate with a total stranger. Examples: "she is pana" or "heyyyyy panita, how can I get to X coffee shop?" 

- "chama" or "chamo": these ones are actually slangs "caraqueños". A "chamo" is a young boy, teenager or even a young adult. Same goes with the feminine. Examples: "Hi chama, how are you?" or "No chamo, I can't go out today"

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Mine is Qué Sopa? Which is backwards for Qué pasó? And it means what's up?

-Ari-

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'Kwan/kuwan' is a Filipino word which we use to substitute to something that we couldn't quite explain. Even explaining the term to non-native speakers is hard.

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