Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Bababa ba? Is it going down? (In the context of an elevator) Tagalog action
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Nakakapag pabagabag Something that brings about excessive anxiety or restlessness for a period of time; something that is making you nervous Tagalog stress feeling awareness
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Umay Gettiing tired of a certain food Tagalog food
Paasa A person who leads someone on (intentionally or not). Appearing as if they are genuinely interested romantically when they aren’t Tagalog adverse interaction awareness
Bayanihan Mutual cooperation; when a burden is shared together with a positive attitude with a sense of camaraderie, the burden feels lighter. Tagalog community positive
Tampo Behaviour in which a person withdraws his or her affection or cheerfulness from a person who has hurt his or her feelings; when you're disappointed with someone yet do not express it directly Tagalog adverse emotion
Kilig It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs; butterflies. Tagalog feeling love connection
Bwisit Something/someone ruined your day or mood Tagalog emotion adverse
Layogenic Good looking from a distance Tagalog visual
Sayang Describes when you've wasted an opportunity Tagalog adverse reflection
Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib. Pretending to dislike something, when it reality you actually like it. Literal translation, "push of the mouth, pull (drawing closer to self) of the chest". Tagalog action




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