Browse Kankanaey – English



ágidActive Verb-om-4, -anTo trim edges of rattan or strips of bamboo.
agílesActive Verbman-To have severe stomach cramps.
agmótActive Verb-om-3, -anTo curse, put a curse on.Synonymagmótámlisbáos1kidpókidpó 2odóySee alsoagótot2báyoskolomintósapatá 2talá
ágob1NounBad odor.2Active Verbman-, -om-1To have a bad odor, as excrement, a corpse.specsongsóngSynonymakóo
agódongNounSmall, edible pondfield or river snail having an elongated, corrugated, spiral shell.See alsobalillikóbissókolgíngaket-ánkigóngkombíbi1liddégtogíngging
agodóod1NounLoud, rumbling sound, as of thunder, landslide.2Active Verbman-To rumble, make the aforementioned sound.
ágom1Active Verb-om-4, -en, i-To gather someone or something together, as people, animals, leaves by the wind, sand by the water.Iágom yo abé din loktó sin akgó.Furthermore gather the sweet potatoes together in the basket.Agómen yo ta adí da maiwasít sin ígid na.Gather them together so they don't fall out on the edges.2Stative verbma-To gather, be gathered together.Maágom kanó da din ipogáw sin beéy da.The people reportedly gathered in their house.See alsoaligónggongasyóyongkoyábas
agóngo1Active Verb-enTo pile together, as stones.2Stative verbma-To be grouped, piled together, as trees, people, stones.Eméy ka sin naagongngóan di bató.Go to the place where the stones are piled together.See alsokopkóp2ógopólnongpolóktob-óntóngkotópog
agótot1Active Verb-enTo strip off by running fingers the length of the stalk or branch, as rice grains, coffee berries.
agótot2Active Verb-om-1, -enTo say bitter or nasty things about someone, gen. old women muttering to themselves, as when denied something.
agpáwActive Verb-om-1To jump down.Inmagpáw kamí sin bobongán.We jumped down from the roof.See alsoakdánglagtólakik-ílaktáwpadtóktámboy 2toldókoy
agpiyá etAdverbWhile, as long as; introduces an accompanying circumstance, with the implication that the circumstance is necessary or desirable.Agpiyá et wáda ka, depapém, tan bakén nailowám en dakamí.As long as you are here, catch him, because he isn't used to us.Mangán takó agpiyá et naégew.Let's eat while the rain is stopped.See alsodowán
agpós mo + noun phraseAdjectiveBetter than, superior to, as in skill.Agpós et mo din odóm ay máystra tan ammó na ay mangínglis.She is superior to the other teachers because she knows how to speak English.
agpós mo + verb phraseAdjectiveIt would (have) be(en) better if.Agpós et mo owátak nantettetteé.It would have been better had I stayed (at home rather than working, because the typhoon ruined the crops anyway).
agsétActive Verb-om-1To come out as a result of being crushed, squeezed, beaten or scrubbed, as juice from fruit, dirt from clothes.Nalaká ay omagsét din kalolóya tan way sabón.The dirt comes out easily because there is soap.
agtóActive Verb-om-4, -enTo carry on the head.Inagtó na din timbá.She carried the bucket on her head.specegén
-akpronoun 1I. First person singular.Mankaskásak si káiw.I am stripping bark off wood.Nasnítak sin kalí na.I was offended by his words.

Set 1 Pronouns

-ak I  ta we (du)

ka you (sg)  takó we (inc)

- he, she, it  kamí we (ex)

kayó  you (pl)

da they

akakápNounVelvet-fronted nuthatch.spectítit
ak-ákkiNounSmall monkey.speckáag
ak-aklóngNounUvula.See alsoangápilin-inókkákangkalongókong
ákasActive Verb-enTo take down hanging things, as laundry from the line.antbaláybay
akbábNounWild bush with edible fruit similar to that of rattan.
akbís1Active Verbman-To sneeze.Nan-akbís sis-iyá tan wáda di sinongsóng na ay man-akóo.She sneezed because she smelled something that stunk.2Active Verb-om-3, -anTo sneeze on someone or something, of people.3Active Verbi-To sneeze out something, as mucous.Kaiakbís si móteg ed bongbongó.He suddenly sneezed out some mucous yesterday morning.4Stative verbma...anTo be sneezed on.Maakbísan takó mo way man-akbís.We will be sneezed on (and thus unable to start out on the trip) if someone sneezes.One does not start out on a journey after being sneezed on because it is considered a bad omen.linkselkák