Browse Kankanaey – English



am-amísActive Verb-om-3, -enTo mock someone's words by mimicking.Apáy nga omam-amís ka?Why are you mimicking me?Way domandanapdáp sin bobongán ay mangam-amís en daidá.Someone was walking heavily all around the roof mimicking them.
amanílyoAdjectiveTan, light brown, as a cow.speckólaamarillo
ámasNounBad luck; omen of bad luck, as when a cow chews on his tail.
amáyaw1Adjectivema-Affected by spirits so as to cause sickness, as of food such as eel (If someone catches an eel and the onlookers all talk about it, the spirits may talk at the same time, with the result that anyone who eats the eel will become sick.).2Active Verb-om-2To so affect something.Adí kayó giyáwen tan maamáyaw.Don't talk noisily about it, because it will be affected by the spirits.Din kakkáding ay adí kaíla, say mangamáyaw sin kanén.The unseen ancestral spirits, it is they who affect food so it causes illness.
ámbitNounNickname for a baby girl;See alsoámbot
ámbotNounNickname for a baby boy.See alsoámbit
amédAdverbIncreasingly, especially.Am-améd ay madakdaké mo adí ka agásan.It (wound) will get increasingly large if you don't medicine it.Am-améd sin bówan di kíling, teg-ín.Especially in the month of kiling, it is cold.Am-améd ka ay bomaknáng.You will become increasingly rich.+ CVC
amgésActive Verbi-To do loudly, aloud, of speech.Synonymmanglét
am-ínmiscAll; every one.
amísActive Verb-anTo overcome, force to yield, as in wrestling.
ámlag1NounSpirit that causes illness.2NounThat which is butchered and offered to the spirit.3Active Verbman-, i...anTo perform a ceremony for or in reference to a spirit.Aníto di maiamlágan.The one for which the ceremony is performed is a spirit.See alsobótonmákin oká, nákin oká 2sángbo 2tikmá2
amléngNounBall that fits into socket of hip joint.See alsolípad
ámlisActive Verb-om-3, -anTo curse, put a curse on.
ammáActive Verb1man-, -enTo do slowly, as walking.2i-To proceed slowly with something.Iam-ammá ta ay mandán.Let's walk slowly.
ammóActive Verb10 + pron2To know.2-om-1To learn how to do something.Inmammó ay manmaního.He learned how to drive.3man...asi-To introduce each, man- + CVCTo know each other.Man-am-ammó kayó kanó sin gáit ko ay nay.You and this companion of mine reportedly know each other.5-en, -anTo find out.Siyát min ammoén mo ipabólos en Mr. Baucas ta kasín omáli din mamaéstra.We need to find out if Mr. Baucas will give permission for the teachers to come again.Say nangammoán Noah ay ginmábay di gabgáb.That's how Noah found out that grass had grown.Inammoák ay eméy ka ed Baguio.I found out that you are going to Baguio.6i-To inform.Ay way ammóm si nákay ay nákin ammó si ngádan di taláw?Do you know ana older man who knows the names of the stars?7maka-Responsible for, in charge of.
ammósActive Verb-anTo rub on, apply, as salt to meat, insecticide to seeds.See alsoaplósapówapílot
ammosál1NounBreakfast.2Active Verbman-, -enTo eat breakfast.almorzar
amósilActive Verb-enTo remove from mouth.Kaikom-ót sin kadéw powíla din egés, así na pay amosílen din tong-á.He hurriedly ate the entire frog except for the innards, and then he removed the bones from his mouth.antdóo
ámsit1Adjectivema-Tasteless, lacking in flavor.2Active Verbman-To have no appetite.3Active Verb-om-2To take away one's appetite, of tasteless food or drink.speclamát
anáExclamation1Indicates admiration, approval, as with large amount of work done.2Indicates disapproval, distaste, exasperation, as with excessive amount of work left to do or with someone who behaves in an unseemly manner.Aná kaymán sas inoblám.Wow! you've certainly done a lot of work.Ay aná pay sa ay adí domaténg.Confound that (bus) that doesn't arrive.See alsoadó2alláayédaétandakéeengngánmáneywo
anágActive Verbman-To swim together in a school, of fish.