100 Common Expressions Cebuanos Love to Use

Cebuanos love to take things in stride. No matter the situation, they like to keep it simple and light by injecting a bit of humor and just shrugging things off with a good chuckle. From traumatic experiences to something as simple as saying goodbye, you can count on the Cebuanos to come up with the most outrageous expressions.

Let’s take a look at 100 of the most popular expressions Sugbuanons use to express exactly how they feel without having to do some serious monologuing.



1. Minatay!

2. Pag-sure oi!

3. Unsa? / Unswa? / Untwa? / Unsaon? / Saon?

4. Loslos! / Lolo!

5. Yawa! / Yawards!

6. Pero Atik Ra

7. Choy / Choya

8. Sige go!

9. Paksit ka ron!

10. Butange!

11. Animal! / Animala!

12. Nindota ah! / Nindota gud! / Nindota oi!

13. Buyag / Pwera Buyag

14. Char / Charing / Charot / Char lang! / Char lung! / Charmos Ginamos

15. Shet miming! / Shet iget!

16. Laysho! / Sosyal!

17. Veygah! / Veygah rah!

18. Last na lang ka ha!

19. Atimana!

20. Sikreto para bibo!

21. Iring gilaygit / Iring gikanlat

22. Mao ba?

23. Buanga ka!

24. Way hilak? / Way hilakay!

25. Hikog oi!

26. Chaka ka! / Chaka na! / Chaka na dayon!

27. Sige, bye!

28. Ikaw na gyud!

29. Unya, mangatawa ta? / Unya, mangatawa mi?

30. Nganong ni-enter?

31. Tug ta oi! / Tug ta tog!

32. Pasagpa ka?

33. Shalan / Shalan ba! / Unshalan ba!

34. Super Saiyan na ron! / Ayg Super Saiyan

35. Way buot!

36. Sikaran ko na imong bag-ang ron!

37. Naka-piso!

38. Way buotay / Way but-anay!

39. Maypag maghikog! / Hikog pa lang ka!

40. Laina oi!

41. Pistiha / Pistiha ka!

42. Sagpaon bih!

43. Ipanabi na sa clouds!

44. Imong nawng! / Imong dagway! / Dagway nimo!

45. Ayaw ana dong/day!

46. Ambot sa langaw pilay idad sa ok-ok!

47. Makahilak man sad ta’g popcorn!

48. Gada’g larot / Gada’s larot!

49. Tambling ko ron! / Tambling ta oi!

50. Wa ka kuyapi? / Wa ka kyapi?

51. Smile’s baki!

52. Kayata / Kayasa / Kayata choya!

53. Mao na ni ron!

54. Palag ka? / Unya, palag ka?

55. Patya na lang ko.

56. Ayaw pag-ana para di ka ma-ana. / Ay’g ana!

57. Ilara imong lolo! / Imong lolo!

58. Wa ka nalipong?

59. Shakoy / Shokoy!

60. Asa ko tuo! / Asa mi tuo!

61. Magkita lang tas dakong cruz.

62. Bayota ka! / Bayot! / Bayet!

63. Ikaw ray kabaw / Ikaw ray nasayod / Ikaw ray naswito!

64. Patay na! / Patay-patay na!

65. Ahak / Gi-ahak / Gi-ahak na!

66. Yatap / Yataps

67. Hay salamat!

68. Shudi / Shudi abas!

69. Agib / Agib-agib / Agib kaayo ka.

70. Ay’g pa-olark!

71. Fishteh! / Feshteh!

72. Tugpa na!

73. Gahot gyud! / Gahot pa!

74. Payr!

75. Pasabta ko!

76. Di lalim!

77. Giatay / Atay!

78. Di ko kadawat!

79. Resulta! / Resulta na!

80. Haskang! / Haskang haskanga!

81. Porbida!

82. Hasol! / Hasola!

83. May sad!

84. Pastilan!

85. Pwera gaba!

86. Yopak / Yopak Oyaak / Yopak ang show

87. Samuk / Samuka!

88. Pisting yawa!

89. Idola! / Idol!

90. Sus Ginoo!

91. Giro! / Giro-a!

92. Garaa!

93. Ligid diha! / Ligid pa lang ka!

94. Puhon-puhon! / Puhon!

95. Hayahay! / Hayahaya da! / Hayahaya day! / Hayahay pas pulis!

96. Ay ambot / Ay ambrooot! / Ambrooot!

97. Pikat! / Pikat nimo!

98. Nindot na da! / Maayo na da!

99. Payter! / Payts!

100. Simbako!


Which of these expressions do you use at home or when you’re hanging out with friends? Is your favorite expression not on the list? Let us know in the comments section below.

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