Browse Kankanaey – English



alád1NounFence.2Active Verb-om-4, -enTo put a fence across something.Aladén yo kasín din dinán di kaóng.Put another fence across the place where the pigs walked.3Active Verb-anTo fence off an area.Así da abén aladán din pátag si nem-á da.Then they will also fence off the side toward their sweet potato garden.4Active Verbi-To use something to make a fence.Ialád yo sin dagás di las-ígan.Use it in building the fence across from the stile.
aládo1NounPlow.2Active Verb-enTo plow something.Aladóen yo kasín ta wáda di iyát din danóm ay mandán.Plow it again so that the water can move/flow.3Active Verbi-To plow with something, use something to plow.Enggán ialádo yo din nowáng ko.You can go ahead and use my water buffalo for plowing.arado
alágeyActive Verb1-om-1, i-To stand up.Omalágey takó am-ín.Let's all stand up.2To be in the act of standing up.(omal-alágey)-om- + CVC3To be in the act of standing (has negative connotation).Síno san man-al-alágey ed dagás?Who is that (guy) standing up in the near distance? (The speaker is belittling the person.)man- + CVC4To be in a standing position.(inmaalágey)-inm- + CV5i-, i...anTo represent (a person or country, not an idea or symbol).Ialágey mo din kailiám ay iKibungan ed Manila.You will represent your townmates from Kibungan in Manila.
álakNounLiquor, alcoholic beverage, esp. store-bought hard liquor.
alak-ák1NounLoud laughterPaláloy alak-ák da sin istórya na.Great was their laughter at his story.2Active Verb-om-3, -anTo laugh loudly or uproariously at someone.Inalak-ákan da tan man-et-étek.They laughed loudly at him because he was telling lies.Overlaping Synonymyekyék
al-álemNounCourting song.
alam-ámNounVariety of small fern.See alsoap-ápatpakótanapó
alámniNounWire.See alsobálotkáwaltininggálalambre
alás1Adjectivena-Reprehensible, punishable, improper, as marrying a close relative, kissing in public.Naalás di asawáem si agím.Your marrying your close relative is reprehensible.2Active Verb-om-2To exact punishment for improper behavior as above, said of God.Adíak akéwen din okán di siag-í tan omalás di Diyós.I won't steal what belongs to brothers because God is one who exacts punishment for improper behavior.See alsoábingbaénbásoteweewé
álasmiscO'clock (used before numerals of Spanish origin except úna.a las
álas dósi1time12 o'clock noon; 12 o'clock midnight.2Active Verbmang-To eat the midday meal.3Active Verb-enTo eat something for the midday meal.4Active Verbi-To cook something for the midday meal.Ay sínoy álas dosíen takó?What will we eat for lunch?
alásawActive Verb-om-4, -en, i-To wash, rinse in plain water, as rice, mongo beans.Síno di ialásaw ko ngin? Íwed di danóm.What perhaps am I to use for rinsing? There is no water.
aláw-awActive Verbman-To speak loudly but unclearly.
álem1NounGirl one has seduced.Ad-adóy álem nidí.He has seduced many girls.2Active Verb-om-3, -enTo court a girl with the object of seducing her.Siyát síged di bádom, así ka man-álem.Your clothes must be good, then you go courting.See alsodaképdíga2iyótlásapnínipet
áliActive Verb1-om-1To come.2-omi-4, i-To bring.Sínoy nangiáli sin loktó ay nay?Who brought these sweet potatoes?antey
alíbayActive Verbmang-To visit, esp. to comfort someone in mourning.See alsoáyam2dótmoíliw 2pasyáltówa
alibégbeg1Active Verb-om-2To cause stiffness or numbness, as certain injections.2Stative verbma-To be stiff or numb, have pins and needles, as from working in the cold, sitting too long; to tingle, as funny-bone when hit, a wound healing.See alsopéngkey
áligActive Verbi-To give something as an illustration, an example.antpolsíto
alígid1NounShoulder straps.2Active Verb-om-4, -enTo carry with shoulder straps (in a backpack or pack frame).specegénSee alsoopídsap-ídtokyód
aligónggongActive Verb-om-3, -anTo gather, crowd around.See alsoágomasyóyongkoyábas
alim-ímActive Verbman-To taste like an overripe banana.speclamát
alimóskokActive Verbman-To be extremely hot, of weather.linkátong
alínActive Verbman-, i-To be possessively jealous of one's spouse.Man-alín di ákin asáwa sin babái mo way iláena si emeeméy sin beéy da.The woman's spouse is jealous if he sees someone repeatedly going to their house.Say iálin ko si asáwak.The one I am jealous of is my wife.See alsoápa1áposdismayápáaysemsémsinít
álinActive Verb-om-2, -an, i-To spread, be transferred to, rub off on, as lipstick on cheek, yeast in rice, flavor or odor, colors that bleed, skin diseases, habits.Omálin din ogáli.Habits tend to rub off.Naalínan din bádok sin ágob di sigarílyo.My clothes had taken on the smell of cigarettes.
alínewNounKind of bark rope.Apidém san alínew ta amágem si alígid.Braid that bark rope to make it into a shoulder strap.See alsoapídbantaláandágomewéyikét 1kílaykompilétlinggéslittokólóbidsinólidtaónay 3waká