Browse Kankanaey – English



adó2ExclamationIndicates unwillingness to accept at face value another person's statement; similar to English expression, 'Oh, come on!' or 'You don't expect me to believe that, do you?'.See alsoalláanáayé 2daétandaké 2eengngánmáneywo
ádog1NounTraditional name given to month of October.2Active Verb-om-3, -anTo guard, watch over.Olítek di iyát di págey ay maadógan.I will relate the way rice is guarded.For bird-scaring devices, see bilíbil, dokláng, eg-egyát, golgolák, kangkangngáw, kawág, kipkippáw
adpáNounPalm of hand.
agádangActive Verb1-om-1, -enTo cross a body of water.Man-agádang takó sin gináwang, tan mo omáli da din ipogáw et distólbo da.Let's go across the river, because if the people come, they will be a disturbance.Agadángem san gináwang.Cross the river.Istáy dan adí makaagádang, tan ad-adó di danóm.They were almost not able to cross, because there was a lot of water.2-omi-3, i-To take someone or something across a body of water; to cross ... with someone or something.Omiagádang ka sin danóm tan adíak makaagádang.Take me across the water because I am not able to cross.Ed nabaón kanó, mabalín ay iagádang di bowáya din ipogáw sin gináwang.Long ago, they say, it was possible for crocodiles to take people across the river.See alsobáteybay-ótangdánglakagálinglangtáypakdá
agadánganNounplace to cross a body of water.Intóla pay di agadángan sin demáng ay doy?Where is the place to cross over to that area on the other side?
ágag1Active Verbman-To do, be in a hurry.Man-aágag da ay mangán.They are eating in a hurry.2Active Verb-om-3, i-To hurry someoneIágag da ay mankasál tan malitón asáwa na.They (parents) are hurrying him to have the wedding because his wife is pregnant.3Stative verbma...anTo be rushed, hurried.Mo demténg din ágew yan, así maagaagágan ay mangoblá.When the day arrives, then he's extremely rushed to work on it.4Active Verb-enTo do something prematurely.Adí ka ag-agágen, awní ta máom.Don't (pick them) prematurely, wait until they get ripe.
ag-agáya1<Not Sure>To be of some help or benefit (has a similar connotation to the expression “Every little bit helps.”Ag-agáya si iláko das kolábis.It will help a little toward their buying matches.Ag-agáya íman di obláena.The work he gets done will certainly help a little.]2Active Verbpa...enTo consider something to be of some help or benefit, as the amount saved by bargaining down a price.Paag-agayáek din ilagbóak en sik-á mo din oblá ay ad-adó sin beéy ko.I consider what I earn from you to be of some (financial) benefit as opposed to the many tasks in my house.
agakébActive Verb-om-1To slant, not be vertical, as a pole.See alsokásibláyogpangí 2píging 2sagígitáng-itáwing 2tawíngwing
agákopActive Verb-om-4, -enTo gather up several kinds of things at once, as various denominations of change, kinds of fish.See alsoákopgamétgígingomóngpíditsapíditsapódot
agámid1NounFeast held between 3 months and a year after someone's death, in which the spirit of the deceased is called to participate; following this, he is free to go join spirits of the ancestors.2Active Verbman-To give the above feast.3Active Verb-enTo draw closer, as a lamp.Agamídem san palátom.Draw your plate closer.4Active Verb-om-3, -enTo include someone in one's group at a feast.Agamídek si Gaspi tan maitapí siná met láeng.I will include Gaspi in our group because he belongs here anyway.
ágas11NounMedicine.2Active Verb-om-3, -anTo treat with medicine; to heal someone or something.Mo din adí da man-ágas, siyá di mandílos.As for those who don't get treatment with medicine, they perform a healing ritual.Kaagásak yan nakáan.I immediately took medicine and it (the sickness) went away.3Stative verbma...anTo be cured; be healed.See alsotomál
ágas21Active Verb-om-4, -enTo cook thoroughly; to overcook.Adí ka agásen san dipólyo.Don't overcook that cabbage.2Stative verbma-To be thoroughly cooked; overcooked.
agáwaActive Verb1-anTo diligently take care of, look out for something, as a field, child, drunk.Agawáam payéw mo ta adí mapgaán.Diligently look out for your rice field so it doesn't dry up.2To reserve or use something, usually money, for one purpose, as gambling, children's education.Mo way pilák ko, olnóngek ta iagáwak si pála pan-ádal di anák ko.If I have money, I'll collect it to reserve it for (money) for the education of my children.Iagáwa nas sigarílyo din pilák na.He uses his money entirely for cigarettes.Din pilák ko ay nay, iagáwak si iák si libró.This money of mine, I will use it entirely for getting books with.i-
agáyaNoun'it' in a game of tag.See alsoláis
agáyapNounVariety of bean.See alsoítabkédislóbyaslombayámónggootóng
agdánNounLadder.See alsoteytéy
agédActive Verbman-To be overly concentrated, sweet or salty.Man-agéd di asína.It has too much salt.
ágewNounSun; day.
aggéwStative verb1ma-To be any time after sunrise.Naaggéw di bángon ko.My arising was after sunrise.2ma...anTo be overtaken by sunrise, i.e., still asleep.Naaggewának ay binmángon.I was overtaken by sunrise in arising.See alsobenábigát 1bongbongógábiskingáw1palintóodpat-áwakáwakyádang
aggéyNounCultivated plant with edible seeds which are sometimes added to rice used in making rice beer.
aggosáisNounFallen dry leaves.spectóbo1
agíkinship 1, reciprocal Relationship between siblings or first cousins.specton-ód1