Browse Kankanaey – English



a1Active Verb1man-, -om-4, -enTo get, fetch somethingMan-á ka si sin-as-áwa ay animál.Get pairs of animals.Omá ka si andó ay ánes.Get some long pieces of climbing bamboo.En ka aláen din gípan ko sin lamisáan.Go get my knife on the table.2i-To get with something, as money.Magáy iák si sapátos di anák ko.I have nothing with which to get my child's shoes.Iá yo din píso sin asókal.Use the peso to get the sugar.3-omi-3,4To get some of something for me.Omiá ka kod si papíl sin kantínan en Patricia.Please get me some paper at Patricia's store.4i...anTo get for someone.Iáan yo kod si sak-én sin gátas.Please get some of the milk for me.5-anTo inherit from someone (a physical or character trait).Sínoy ináana sin pinmangsílaw ay bab-á na, ay si nánang na óno si tátang na?From whom did he inherit his buck teeth, his mother or his father?
a2ParticleIndicates polite, often persuasive emphasis.“Kamán kan adí pinikpík mo?” “Pinikpík ko a.”“How come it seems like you didn't pat him?” “I patted him, all right.”Adí ka lomán eméy a.Now don't you go again.

Particles of Emphasis

a 2 polite, persuasive emphasis

adí 2 really, indeed

et 1 suddenness or immediacy

ay 2 emphatic, often forcible excl

dedán obviously, of course

mon 1 definiteness with exasperation

aam-áNounRespected older men of a community.See alsobakés 2kábaw 2kay2kéwesóbanyogyóg
abáActive Verb1man-, -om-3, -enTo put, carry someone on one's back, esp. a child.Omabá ka kod.Please put me on your back.Abaén naká mo emegyát ka.I'll carry you on my back if you're afraid.2-omi-3, i-To put a child on someone else's back.Iabá yo en sis-iyá tan adí na ammó.Put (the child) on her back, because she (the child) doesn't know how.Omiabá ka en sis-iyá.Put me on her back.3i...anTo carry on one's back for someone.Iabaám si Lólo mo mansakít edég na.Carry (the child) on your back for Grandpa if his back hurts.specegén
abáaNounUpper back between shoulder blades.See alsoedéggítanglíyed 1tákeb
ab-abíikNounSpirit of living person.That part of a person which is said to leave the body permanently upon death or temporarily, as when one dreams that one has gone somewhereSynonymabíikkadkadwákangadngadánanwagwagétlinkkakkáding
ábak1NounDefeat.2Active Verbmang-To win.3Active Verb-om-3, -enTo defeat someone.Sis-iyá di omábak ed níman.It is he who will defeat me now.4Active Verbi-To win something, as money, by defeating someone; to win an advantage by means of something, as gaining status through some experience.Iábak ko ámin din pilák mo.I will win all your money.5Active Verbi...anTo win, gain victory for someone.6Stative verbma-, ma...anTo be defeated.Naabákan da kanó si sinpó.They were reportedly defeated by ten (points).linkamíssóko
abakáNounAbaca, Manila hemp.
abákewStative verbma-To flock together, of birds.
abánNounCloth or blanket for carrying a child.
ábang1NounRent.2Active Verbman-, -om-3,4, -anTo rent, pay rent on something.Man-ab-ábang kayó kanó.They say you are renting.Abángan mi din esá ay kowárto.We'll rent the other room.Omábang ka.Let me work for you for pay (lit. rent me).3Active Verbi-, -omi-3, i...anTo rent something out.Omiábang kayó kodáy.Please rent me (a room).Kaiábang das odóm kanó mo adí yo omáli.They will reportedly rent it right out to someone else if you don't come.Iabángan naká.I'll pay the rent for you.4Stative verbmai-To be for rent.5Stative verbma...anTo be rented.Naabángan ámin di kowárto.All the rooms are rented out.
abáog21time pastna...anTo be very long ago.See alsobaó, in...anvery oldNabaógan sa ay ipogáw. Inabaógan sa ay bató.That's a very old person. That's a very old stone.
ábatActive Verbman-, -om-1,3, -enTo rendezvous at an appointed place or time; to meet, encounter someone or something coming from a different direction; to intersect, as trails.Intóy pan-abátan ta?Where shall we meet?Abtén naká ed kantína.I will meet you at the roadside variety store.See alsoasáwa 7aspósagabátansawási
abbilát1NounBrother-in-law; sister-in-law.2kinship 1, reciprocal Relationship between spouses of siblings.specton-ód1

Affinal Relatives

abbilát brother- or sister-in-law

asáwa husband, wife

aydó man's sister-in-law, woman's brother- or sister-in-law

kaísing relationship between parents of spouses

kasaód man's brother-in-law

katogángan father- or mother-in-law

innapó son- or daughter-in-law

abé1Particle1Again.Mo eméy ka lomán, matbék abé din takkáy mo.If you go again, your hand will get pricked again.2Also; furthermore, moreover.Nan-ás begás ta ióto na. Kadepáp kanó abés esáy ikán.She got some rice to cook. She also reportedly caught a fish.table linkpay Miscellaneous Particles
abeggánNounCommunal sleeping quarters, as a men's house.speckaékan
ábekNounBedroll, cloth or plastic mat.See alsokamén
abél1NounWeave, manner of weaving.2Active Verbman-, -om-4, -enTo weave, knit, of cloth.Variantabé2abélSee alsoapísdáit2kamákómotlága1
ábigActive Verbi-, i...anTo predict good fortune, esp. wealth and many children, for someone, based on the favorable interpretation of an omen.In-ábig da ay bomaknáng et tinmet-éwa.They predicted he would get rich and it came true.See alsoítoy 2kotóm2 2padtópálad 3
abikkígActive Verbi-To strain under a heavy load.Dakdaké ay óyon ay iab-abikkíg mo.It's a large bundle (of wood) you under straining under.See alsoegénsádag 1
abilláwNounJew's harp.Synonymabilláwabístong