How Do We Say DON'T WORRY in Waray?

Hello my dear friends. I made a video tutorial for this topic on my Youtube channel where I explained how we say "Don't worry" in Waray. On the video, you will hear how to pronounce the words correctly. I also gave some sentences in Waray.


PINYA: A Waray Folk Song (With English Translation)


PINEAPPLE*


{Translation lifted from TINALUNAY: Hinugpong nga panurat nga Winaray edited by Merlie M. Alunan (2017)}


I will plant a lemon
In your yard.
Leave your husband
And the two of us will be sweet together.





I will plant a lemon tree
Without leaves.
It sprouts at dawn,
Looking for death.
It will soon take root,
In your belly it will sprout.
You're the only one, Inday,
In my heart.


*
In N. Samar, pinya may also mean lover.

List of Waray Words: Tagalog to Waray

Here's a list of Tagalog words and their Waray equivalent. I compiled this with the help of my fellow Waray friends. If there are erroneous entries on this list or if you want to add some more words, please let me know so I can update this. Salamat! (ES means Eastern Samar; NS, Northern Samar.)

halaman - tanaman

A
Aalis - malakat; magikan (NS)
Abaniko - paypay; payahan
Abugado - abugado
Abo - abo; agbon
Agahan/almusal - pamahaw
Ahas - halas
Akbay - sangbay; sangkay
Akin - akon
Ako - ako
Akusa - akusar
Alagaan - atamanon
Alak - irimnon
Alam (as in "Alam ko.") - maaram
Alikabok - taputapo
Alila - uripon
Alis - lakat; gikan (NS)
Alisin - tanggalon
Alon - balud
Alupihan - ulalahipan; lalahipan
Ama - amay
Amin - amon
Amo - agaron
Anay - anay
Anim - unom
Anino - lambung; dagaw
Ang - an
Ano - ano; nano (NS)
Apat - upat
Apoy - kalayo
Araw (day in English) - adlaw
Araw (sun in English) - adlaw; sudang (NS)
Asim - aslom; asom (NS)
Aso - ayam
Asukal - asukar
At - ug; ngan
Atay - atay
Ate - ate; mana
Atin - aton
Atsay - binata (NS)

How the Warays Greet Each Other on New Year's Day

The truth is, it is very rare to hear a Waray speaker greet his/her fellow Waray on New Year's Day using the local language. We just say "Happy New Year" to each other. The usual answer is "Happy New Year gihap" or "Happy New Year liwat." Both responses mean "Happy New Year, too." (The second version is how we say it in Northern Samar.)

Misay: A Waray Folk Song

(And so it happened one day: I decided to enrich my site content by posting voice clips on this blog. This way, my visitors will have a better engagement with my site. So here I am writing this blog post about Misay. I first learned the song from my parents, who both loved to sing, while I was growing up in San Roque, N. Samar. This was one of our favorites at home. And this is usually a hit whenever I perform this during parties or informal gatherings. Enjoy!)