H: Salitang Batangas


Habî: pronounced hah-bî.
Verb: root, to move aside. Inf.: humabî. Conj.: humabî, moved aside; humahabî, moving aside; hahabî, will move aside.
Other Tagalog: tumabi.

Habi: pronounced hah-bih
Noun: a wooden gangway.

Hadhad, harhar: pronounced had-had, har-har
Verb: root, to scrape, as with skin. Inf.: hadhadin. Conj.: hinadhad, scraped; hinahadhad, scraping; hahadharin, will scrape.
Noun: a scraped skin wound.
Other Tagalog: galos.

Hagakhak: pronounced hah-gahk-hak.
Verb: root, to laugh boisterously. Inf.: humagakhak. Conj.: humagakhak, laughed boisterously; humahagakhak, laughing boisterously; hahagakhak, will laugh boisterously.
Variant: hagikhik.
Other Tagalog: tawa, halakhak.

Hagalpak: pronounced hah-gal-pak
Verb: root, to laugh boisterously. Inf.: humagalpak. Conj.: humagalpak, laughed; humahagalpak, laughing; hahagalpak, will laugh.
Adv.: describing the act of laughing.
Other Tagalog: tawa.

Hagikhik: pronounced hah-geek-hik
Verb: root, to laugh out loud. Inf.: humagikhik. Conj.: humagikhik, laughed; humahagikhik, laughing; hahagikhik, will laugh.
Noun: laughter.
Variant: hagikhik.
Other Tagalog: tawa.

Hakhak: pronounced hahk-hahk.
Verb: root, to natter; to talk incessantly. Inf.: humakhak. Conj.: humakhak, nattered; humahakhak, nattering; hahakhak, will natter.
Variant: ngakngak.
Other Tagalog: dakdak, daldal.

Hakot-hakot.: pronounced hah-koht-hah-koht.
Noun: a black wasp commonly seen in the tropics; belonging to a family of insects of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor ant. Ref.: Wikipedia: wasp.
Other Tagalog: lulumbo.

Halabir: pronounced ha-lah-bir.
Verb: root, to accidentally get caught or snagged on something. Root: mahalabir. Conj.: nahalabir, got caught; nahahalabir, getting caught; mahahalabir, will get caught.
Other Tagalog: sabit, ipit (approximate).

Halabos: pronounced hah-lah-bos.
Verb: root, to blanch or cook quickly or slightly. Inf.: halabusin, ihalabos. Conj.: hinalabos or ihinalabos, blanched; hingahalabos or ihinahalabos, blanches; hahalabusin or ihahalabos, will blanch.
Variant: halbos.

Halhál: pronounced hahl-hál.
Verb: root.
1. to pant, as in a dog on a hot day.
2. to laugh
Inf.: humalhal. Conj.: humalhal, panted/laughed; humahalhal, panting/laughing; hahalhal, will pant/laugh.
Other Tagalog: hingal (approximate), tawa.

Halihaw: pronounced hah-lee-hao.
Verb: root, to mess up. Inf.: halihawin. Conj.: hinalihaw, messed up; hinahalihaw, messing up; hahalihawin, will mess up.
Other Tagalog: gulo.

Halpok: pronounced hal-pohk.
Adj.:
1. fish that is no longer fresh or has started to spoil. Other Tagalog: bilasâ.
2. having nothing inside; hollow.
3. burnt dark and crisp; slang, used to ridicule a person with dark complexion (as used in Lipa City).

Halwat: pronounced hahl-waht.
Verb: root
1. to grab. Inf.: halwatin. Conj.: hinalwat, grabbed; hinahalwat, grabbing; hahalwatin, will grab.
2. to search. Inf.: maghalwat. Conj.: naghalwat, searched; naghahalwat, searching; maghahalwat, will search.
Other Tagalog: dakot, hanap, hagilap, hakungkat.

Hamag: pronounced ha-mahg.
Adj.: naughty; mischievous.
Other Tagalog: galawgaw; makulit.

Hambô: pronounced ham-boh.
Verb: root, to bathe. Inf.: humambô. Conj.: humambô, bathed; humahambô, bathing; hahambô, will bathe.
Other Tagalog: ligô.

Hamit: pronounced hah-mit.
Adj.: pertaining to somebody who is over eager or frantic over something.
Other Tagalog: atat.

Hanep: pronounced ha-nep.
Expletive: an expression of awe, probably adopted from the insect "hanip."
Other Tagalog: hayop
* Not formally used, probably originated from Batangas in the late seventies.

Hapay: pronounced hah-pai.
Verb: root, to lean to one side. Inf.: humapay. Conj: humapay; leaned; humahapay, leaning; hahapay, will lean.
Other Tagalog: tabingî.

Hapô: pronounced hah-pô.
Verb: root, to get tired. Inf.: mahapô. Conj.: nahapô, got tired; nahahapô, is getting tired; mahahapô, will get tired.
Adj.: nahapô, tired from exertion.
Adv.: already tired. Usage: hapô na.

Harabas: pronounced hah-rah-bahs.
Verb: root.
1. to wear out. Inf.: maharabas. Conj.: naharabas, wore out; nahaharabas, is wearing out; mahaharabas, will wear out.
2. to strike with something. Inf.: harabasin. Conj.: hinarabas, struck; hinaharabas, is striking; haharabasin, will wear out.
Variant: haribas.

Harok: pronounced hah-rok
Verb: root, to snore. Inf.: humarok. Conj.: humarok, snored; humaharok, snoring; haharok, will snore.
Noun: the sound that is made by the act of snoring.
Other Tagalog: hilik.

Haros: pronounced ha-ros.
Adj.: worn out or used up, as with the eraser of a pencil.
Other Tagalog: pudpod.

Hase: pronounced hah-seh.
Adj.: pertaining to somebody who is over eager or frantic over something.
Variant: hira.
Other Tagalog: atat.

Hawî: prounounced hah-wî.
Verb: root,
1. to move aside. Inf.: humawî. Conj.: humawî, moved aside; humahawî, moving aside; hahawî, will move aside.
2. to move something or somebody aside. Inf.: hawiin. Conj.: hinawî, moved aside; hinahawî, moving aside; hahawiin, will move aside.
3. to ask to move aside. Inf.: pinahawî. Conj.: pinahawî, asked to move; pinapahawî, asking to move; papahawiin, will ask to move.
Other Tagalog: tabi.

Hawir: pronounceh hah-wihr.
Noun: a large scythe, often used to cut down sugarcane.

Hawot: pronounced hah-wot
Noun: a dried fish of the sardine family.
Other Tagalog: tuyô.

Haya-eh: pronounced hah-yah-eh.
Verb: root, to let things be. Inf.: haya-eh. Conj.: hinaya-eh, let things be; hinahaya-eh, letting things be; hahaya-eh, will let things be. Usage: haya-eh na.
Interj.: never mind.
Variant: ya-eh.
Other Tagalog: hayaan.

Hayop: pronounced hah-yop.
Noun: a general term to refer to an unidentified flying insect.
Other Tagalog: insekto, adopted from English/Spanish.
* Seems to be becoming archaic; seldom used by the younger generation.

Hibay: pronounced hee-bai.
Verb: root, to sway while walking; to walk erratically. Inf.: humibay. Conj.: humibay, walked erratically; humihibay, walking erratically; hihibay, will walk erratically.
Adv.: describing the way of walking, as with a drunken many swaying as he walks.
Adj.: hihibay-hibay, swaying.

Hibol: pronounced hee-bohl.
Noun: a defect, particularly in a psychiatric way. Usage: may hibol (with a defect).
Other Tagalog: sirâ.

Hikap: pronounced hee-kahp.
Verb:
1. to wander around aimlessly.
2. to travel without any particular purpose or itinerary.
Inf.: maghikap. Conj.: naghikap, wandered; naghihikap, wandering; maghihikap, will wander.
Adv.: describing the state of one's travels or movement.
Other Tagalog: galâ.

Hilatsa: pronounced hi-laht-sa.
Verb: root, to gain; to benefit from. Inf.: mahilatsa. Conj.: nahilatsa, gained; nahihilatsa, gaining; mahihilatsa, will gain.
Other Tagalog: palâ.

Hilî: pronounced hee-lî.
Verb: root, to be envious. Inf.: mahilî. Conj.: nahilî, was envious; nahihilî, is envious; mahihilî, will be envious.
Noun: envy.
Adj.: nahihilî, envious.
Other Tagalog: inggit.

Hilig: pronounced hee-lihg.
Verb: root, to lean one's head on another person's body. Inf.: humilig. Conj.: humilig, leaned; humihilig, leaning; hihilig, will lean.
Other Tagalog: sandal (approximate).

Himatlog: pronounced hee-maht-lohg.
Noun: lack of energy.
Verb: root, to lack energy to undertake work or physical exertion. Inf.: manghimatlog. Conj.: nanghimatlog, lacked energy; nanghihimatlog, lacking energy; manghihimatlog, will lack energy.
Adj.: himatlugin, lacking energy.
Other Tagalog: lambot, hinâ (approximate).

Himpil: pronounced him-pil.
Verb: root, to wash the dishes. Inf.: maghimpil. Conj.: naghimpil, washed; naghihimpil, washing; maghihimpil, will wash.
Other Tagalog: hugas (approximate).

Hinagap: pronounced hih-nah-gahp.
Expletive: literally, "I think" or "I thought".
Other Tagalog: akalâ.

Hinaw: pronounced hee-nao.
Verb: root, to wash up lightly. Inf.: manghinaw. Conj.: nanghinaw, washed up; nanghihinaw, washing up; manghihinaw, will wash up.
Other Tagalog: maghugas.

Hingkod: pronounced hing-kohd.
Verb: root, to limp. Inf.: humingkod. Conj.: humingkod, limped; humihingkod, limping; hihingkod, will limp.
Adv.: hingkod. Usage: hingkod lumakad, walks with a limp.
Other Tagalog: pilay.

Hipatura: pronounced hi-pah-too-rah.
Noun: a bench attached to the post of the front gate.

Hipir: pronounced hee-pihr.
Adj.:
1. describing hair extremely well-groomed with pomade.
2. neatly coiffured.

Hira: pronounced hee-rah.
Adj.: pertaining to somebody who is over eager or frantic over something.
Variant: hase.
Other Tagalog: atat.

Hirol: pronounced hee-rol
Adv: a condition of extreme pain that forces bodily contortion. Usage: hirol na, in extreme pain.

Hiso: pronounced hee-sô.
Verb: root, to brush the teeth. Inf.: maghisô. Conj.: naghisô, brushed the teeth; naghihisô, brushing the teeth; maghihisô, will brush the teeth.
Noun: pang-hisô, a toothbrush.
Other Tagalog: sipilyo.

Hitad, hitar: pronounced hee-tahd.
Adj.: flirtatious, used only to describe certain women. Usage: hitad na babae, flirtation woman.
Noun: a flirtatious woman.
Other Tagalog: malandî (approximate).

Hiyaw: pronounced hee-yao.
Verb: roo, to shout.  Inf.: humiyaw. Conj.: humiyaw, shouted; humihiyaw, shouting; hihiyaw, will shout.
Other Tagalog: sigaw.

Hulab: pronounced hoo-lahb.
Noun: the heat given off by a fire or anything hot, such as a metal roof under a blazing sun.
Variant: hunab.
Other Tagalog: init (approximate).

Hunta: pronounced hoon-tah
Verb: root, to gossip.  Inf.: humunta. Conj.: humunta, gossipped; humuhunta, gossipping; huhunta, will gossip.
Noun: huntahan, a gossip session.
Other Tagalog: tsismis.

Hurindat: pronounced hoo-rihn-daht.
Adj.:
1. not of sound mind.
2. confused; dizzy.
Other Tagalog: hilo, lito.