Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Filipino language, like any other complex system of speech, has a vocabulary so unique that finding a direct translation for each word in English is nearly impossible.
Think of words such as grabe, hanep, astig, naman, sabik or even susmaryosep! Surely, you will be grappling for words to define those terms :)
To date, my favorite Filipino word is "sulit." In English translation, sulit means "worth it!" Featured on the photo is my sulit car. I purchased it from a good friend way back in the year 2000 and since then, it has provided me sulit service. Yes, it is what you would call my Car-Friday, as Robinson Crusoe would term it. The fact that I drove it first on a Friday is purely coincidental. I'm sure you have your own sulit story, don't you?