Cebuano Vocabulary

The Cebuano vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: usa  Audio Two: duha  Audio Three: tulo  Audio
Four: upat  Audio Five: lima  Audio Six: unom  Audio
Seven: pito  Audio Eight: walo  Audio Nine: siyam  Audio
Ten: napulo  Audio First: una  Audio Second: ikaduha  Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: lunes  Audio Tuesday: martes  Audio Wednesday: miyerkules  Audio
Thursday: huwebes  Audio Friday: biyernes  Audio Saturday: sabado  Audio
Sunday: dominggo  Audio Now: karon  Audio Yesterday: gahapon  Audio
Today: karon adlawa  Audio Tonight: unya gabi-e  Audio Tomorrow: ugma  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: prutas  Audio Apples: mansanas  Audio
Bananas: saging  Audio Tomatoes: kamatis  Audio
Potatoes: patatas  Audio Onions: sibuyas  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: pula  Audio Green: berde  Audio Blue: asul  Audio
White: puti  Audio Black: itom  Audio Grey: grey  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: pamahaw  Audio Lunch: paniudto  Audio
Dinner: panihapon  Audio Milk: gatas  Audio
Coffee: kape  Audio Bread: pan  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: init  Audio Windy: hangin  Audio Rainy: uwan  Audio
Snowy: nyebe  Audio Cold: bugnaw  Audio Hot: init  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: lalaki  Audio Girl: babayi  Audio
Son: anak nga lalaki  Audio Daughter: anak nga babayi  Audio
Brother: igsuon nga lalaki  Audio Sister: igsuon nga babayi  Audio
Man: lalaki  Audio Woman: babayi  Audio
Father: amahan  Audio Mother: inahan  Audio
Grandfather: lolo  Audio Grandmother: lola  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: balay  Audio Toilet: inidoro  Audio Room: kwarto  Audio
Bedroom: kwarto  Audio Kitchen: kusina  Audio Table: lamesa  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: iring  Audio Dog: iro  Audio Mouse: ilaga  Audio
Bird: langgam  Audio Cow: baka  Audio Horse: kabayo  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: medyas  Audio Shoes: sapatos  Audio Trousers: sinina  Audio
Shirt: sinina  Audio Sweater: pampasingot  Audio Coat: kapote  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: Ingles  Audio French: Prench  Audio German: German  Audio
Spanish: Espanyol  Audio Italian: Italyano  Audio Portuguese: Portugeso  Audio
Greek: Greyeko  Audio Russian: Rusyano  Audio Arabic: Arabo  Audio
Hindi: Hindi  Audio Chinese: Intsik  Audio Japanese: Hapon  Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taksi  Audio Bus: bus  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: pauna  Audio
Airport: paluparan  Audio Passport: pasport  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: estudyante  Audio Teacher: mangtutudlo  Audio Pen: bolpen  Audio
Books: mga libro  Audio Page: pahina  Audio Dictionary: diksyunaryo  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: kamot  Audio Feet: tiil  Audio Hair: buhok  Audio
Eye: mata  Audio Mouth: Ba-ba  Audio Nose: ilong  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulansya  Audio Doctor: duktor  Audio
Hospital: ospital  Audio Pharmacy: botika  Audio
Police: pulis  Audio Stomach Ache: sakit sa tiyan  Audio

As you can see, this Cebuano vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.