Browse Kankanaey – English



ábingActive Verb-enTo reject, consider as bad the use of something, as a knife to cut the umbilical cord.Abíngen mi din gípan tan way panlawaéna.We consider using the knife to be bad because it has a bad effect.See alsoalás 2baénbásoteweewé
ablí1NounEmpty tin can with top removed.2NounCan opener.3Active Verb-anTo open a can.Ablíam kod mantíka.Please open the (can of) oil.4Active Verb-anTo operate on someoneabrir
áboActive Verb1-enTo chase away, drive off, as chickens from seedbed.En ka abóen manók sin bonobónan.Go chase the chickens from the seedbed.2i-To drive to, into, as pigs into enclosure.Iábom bisáang sin pokókan.Drive the pig into the enclosure.3i...anTo chase away, drive off for someone.Iabóan yo abé si sak-én sin manók.Chase the chickens away for me also.linkbáadédesadí
abógActive Verb1-om-3, -anTo appease, mollify someone, as a child to stop his crying.Abogám si tinápay ta adí makiáli.Mollify him with some bread so he won't come with (us).2i-To appease, mollify with somethingIabóg mon tinápay.Mollify him with the bread.
ábong1NounSmall field shelter or hut.2locativeInside, of a house.
abóngoActive Verb-om-3, -anTo do as a group, accomplish by joint effort.Abongóan di bebéwes mo way natekdág ay innapóy.Ants do it (i.e. carry) as a group if there is rice that falls.Inabongóan da din áni.They did the harvest as a group.See alsodesánkóyam
abóno11NounFertilizer.2Active Verb-om-4, -anTo fertilize something.Abonóan yo din pítsay ta way iyát na ay gomábay.Fertilize the Chinese cabbage so it will be able to grow.3Active Verb-omi-4, i-To use as fertilizer.Iabóno yo abé sa sin sayóti.Also use that as fertilizer on the chayote.
abóno21NounVoluntary community or group labor.En takó man-oblás abónon di kalsáda.Let's go work on the community road project.2Active Verbman-, i-To participate in voluntary community labor; to contribute something, as money, as one's share in a community project.
ábos1Active Verb-om-2, -en, i-To use up.Omábos di anák sin begás.Children use up the rice.Abósen da ámin enggána ay íwed di mabay-án.They will use it all up until there is nothing left.2Stative verbma-To be used up.3Stative verbma...anTo be empty, out of.Naabósan si begás din sáko.The sack is empty of rice.Naabósan kamís gasól ed nasdém.We ran out of bottled gas yesterday.
abótActive Verb-om-4, -anTo dig, as a hole.
ábotActive Verb1mang-, -om-1, -enTo aspire, strive to reach or attain, usually in a limited amount of time, as wealth, a destination, the bus; to reach or attain.Omábot kad Sagpat si masdém.You will reach Sagpat this afternoon.Abótena din bomaknángana.He aspires to becoming wealthy.2-anTo attain, reach, in space or time.Inabótak din ogáli ay sinapataán sin kakitkittóy ko.I attained (i.e. was there to observe) the custom of swearing to one's hurt during my youth.3i-To work overtime on, hurry to finish, as a task.Iab-ábot ko din oblák tan ab-abótek din sidá si bigát.I'm hurrying to finish my work because I'm striving to reach (i.e. attend) the feast tomorrow.
áboyActive Verb-anTo bless something, as a house, by saying a prayer for good luck.Binóyag abén Monte din beéy na, pag nan abóyan.Monte also sprinkled blood around his house, then he blessed it.See alsobindisyónbóyag
ad-adóNounOne of the constellations.Sin bówan di kiyáng, malnéb din ad-adó sin báybay.In the month of June, the constellation sinks into the sea.See alsobatakáganbolalákawsalibóbotaláwtodóng 2
ádalActive Verb-om-1, -enTo study, learn.Ay say inádal mo en sis-iyá?Is that what you learned from him?See alsoiskowíla
adangsíl1NounToken payment.2Active Verb-an, i-To make a token payment.Adangsílam met a, tan lawá mo owátak idawát.Come on, at least make a token payment for it, because it would be bad if I just gave it away.linkbáyad
adáwaActive Verb1-om-3,4, -enTo reach and get something.Adawáem kod din kaltón ay doy.Please reach and get that carton.2i-To hold out, hand something to.
adáwagActive Verbman-To entreat, plead for mercy.Man-adáwag ka tan magáy básol mo.Plead for mercy, because you have no crime (i.e. are not guilty).See alsoálos2ay-ayyó2dáwat2kaási 5kedáwlimós 2seg-áng
addawí1AdjectiveDistant, far away.2Active Verb-om-1To get farther away.3Active Verbman-To be far apart.4Active Verb-anTo distance oneself, get far away from something, as sickness, a fierce dog.Addawiám din maángat ay áso.Get far away from the fierce dog.5Active Verbi-To place something at a distance, as a bottle of medicine from a child.antasag-énSee alsobagallábetáeydáwastáaktakálla
adí1NegativeNot.Ay adíak en manmárkit?Shall I not go to market?See alsobakéníwed 2lánganómasóno1
adí2ParticleReally, indeed, for sure.Ay adí énak manmárkit?Shall I really go to market?Ipáyag mo din káiw, tan say pangátan áso en sik-á adí!Put the stick down, because that will make the dog bite you for sure.table linka2 Particles of Emphasis
adigláActive Verb-enTo repair.Synonymlipílarreglar
adó11ExclamationThat's enough, as when refusing more food.See alsoanáy1 2kostósaldéng 32AdjectiveMany, much in quantity or number.+ CVC3Stative verbTo increase in number, + CVC4Active VerbTo increase in number, multiply.Omad-adó da din gayábas mo sin Octobre.Guavas increase in number in October.-om-1 + CVC5Active VerbTo increase the quantity of that upon which an action is performed.Ad-adoén yo din kapí ta maíngel, tan say laydén da.Increase the amount of coffee so that it will be strong, because that's what they like.Iad-adó yo di ióto yo sin innapóy tan wáda di gáit takó ay mangán.Add to what (the raw rice) you are using to cook the rice because we have companions who will eat.antatíksonóplinktápog-en + CVC, i- + CVC