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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Terms with Interesting Origins
Becky: Hi everyone, and welcome back to FilipinoPod101.com. I'm Becky.
Jay: And I'm Jay!
Becky: This is Must-Know Filipino Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 23. In this lesson you'll learn terms with interesting origins. Syllable switching, the marriage of two languages, or describing a gesture—these are slang terms with interesting word origins.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jay: yosi
Jay: chibog
Jay: resbak
Jay: petiks
Becky: Jay, what's our first expression?
Jay: yosi
Becky: This word is verlan of the abbreviation of the word
Jay: sigarilyo [cigarrillo]
Becky: meaning "cigarette" in Spanish. The first and last syllables are reversed in order, while the other syllables are truncated. When it's used as a slang expression, it means "cigarette."
Jay: [SLOW] yosi [NORMAL] yosi
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: yosi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to a cigarette.
Jay: Females normally use the word sigarilyo instead of yosi.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Bili ka nga ng yosi sa tindahan. Tapos bili ka na rin ng anong gusto mo. Libre ko. [SLOW] Bili ka nga ng yosi sa tindahan. Tapos bili ka na rin ng anong gusto mo. Libre ko.
Becky: "Please go and buy cigarettes at the store. And then buy anything that you want. My treat."
Jay: [NORMAL] Bili ka nga ng yosi sa tindahan. Tapos bili ka na rin ng anong gusto mo. Libre ko.
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jay: chibog
Becky: When it's used as a slang expression, it means "to eat."
Jay: [SLOW] chibog [NORMAL] chibog
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: chibog
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you want to say eat. This word is a combination of two syllables.
Jay: The first one is chi
Becky: which means "to eat" in Chinese.
Jay: And then "bog" from busog
Becky: which means "I'm full." Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] chumibog ako ng husto sa party! [SLOW] chumibog ako ng husto sa party!
Becky: "I ate a lot at the party!"
Jay: [NORMAL] chumibog ako ng husto sa party!
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jay: resbak
Becky: This word is verlan for
Jay: bakres
Becky: meaning "back up." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to get revenge by getting back up."
Jay: [SLOW] resbak [NORMAL] resbak
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: resbak
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you refer to picking yourself back up to get revenge. This expression is used in fights or competitions. Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Resbak mga pare, 15 sila, 5 lang tayo! [SLOW] Resbak mga pare, 15 sila, 5 lang tayo!
Becky: "We need back up my friends. There are 15 of them and only 5 of us!"
Jay: [NORMAL] Resbak mga pare, 15 sila, 5 lang tayo!
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jay: petiks
Becky: It’s an abbreviation for
Jay: pipitik-pitik
Becky: meaning "thumb twiddling." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to procrastinate something that is seen as very easy."
Jay: [SLOW] petiks [NORMAL] petiks
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jay: petiks
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression to refer to someone who is a procrastinator or someone who habitually takes a break. In most cases, this doesn't have a negative meaning. On the contrary, describing someone using this word gives the impression of being cool, not stressed or worried about anything in life.
Becky : Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jay: [NORMAL] Kanina ka pa dyan busy, tara, pumetiks ka muna, inom muna tayo ng alak. [SLOW] Kanina ka pa dyan busy, tara, pumetiks ka muna, inom muna tayo ng alak.
Becky: "You've been so busy. Come, let's procrastinate a bit. Let's drink alcohol."
Jay: [NORMAL] Kanina ka pa dyan busy, tara, pumetiks ka muna, inom muna tayo ng alak.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Becky: It’s lunchtime now. We can resume working after doing this.
Jay: chibog
Becky: "to eat"
Becky: He said he’s addicted to this, but you’re trying to get him to quit.
Jay: yosi
Becky: "cigarette"
Becky: He’s not doing anything. He doesn’t want to look for work. He’s:
Jay: petiks
Becky: "to procrastinate something that is seen as very easy"
Becky: To play fair in a sports game, better make sure to have this to compete well.
Jay: resbak
Becky: "to get revenge by getting back up"

Outro

Becky: There you have it; you have mastered four Filipino Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at FilipinoPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jay: Hanggang sa muling pagkikita, paalam!

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