Filipino / Tagalog Idiomatic Expression

Idiomatic Expressions (idioms) in the Filipino Language or "Mga sawikain o kawikaang Tagalog" are part of the way of using the Filipino language and these comes naturally to its native speakers.  An idiom is a phrase whose meaning cannot be determined by the literal definition of the phrase itself, but refers instead to a figurative meaning that is known only through common use.  Filipino Idioms are part of the Philippine Literature that has been passed on from generation to generation.

Idioms are probably the hardest thing for a person to learn in the process of learning a new language. Here are the list of the well-known Filipino / Tagalog Idiomatic Expressions that begins in letter m. Clicking an idiom link will open a page that shows its definition, example use in setence, synonyms, antonyms, etc. and bilingual version (text in the original Philippine language and the English translation) are given in order to make them accessible to an international readership.

a 21
b 106
d 24
g 9
h 78
i 65
k 84
l 48
m 210
n 135
p 83
s 38
t 40
u 10
w 31
y 1
adjective
  1. having good behavior
adjective
  1. having good behavior
adjective
  1. a person who easily sheds tears
adjective
  1. modest and unassuming behavior
noun
  1. term used when referring to the rats
adjective
  1. laconic in a proud or boastful manner
adjective
  1. with an ill-feeling or sorrow
adjective
  1. with strong hostility or opposition towards a person or something
adjective
  1. unwilling to do any work
  2. unwilling to make an effort
adjective
  1. does not know how to take care of
  2. whatever is taken care of animal or plant becomes unhealthy or dies
adjective
  1. too ill (usually a serious cold or slight fever) to do something
adjective
  1. silently in the state of disapproval
  2. against the will
adjective
  1. hardly left the house
adjective
  1. difficult to earn money
adjective
  1. have a powerful influence on people and what they do or on events
adjective
  1. has a slight ailment which is headache
adjective
  1. difficult to get along with
adjective
  1. someone who is fast in stealing from others
adjective
  1. happy and comfortable life
adjective
  1. past period of life that became happy and comfortable
adjective
  1. someone talking excessively
adjective
  1. good speaker
adjective
  1. in healthy condition
adjective
  1. in good state of mind
adjective
  1. having intelligence to a highly developed degree
adjective
  1. good care
  2. good people
adjective
  1. easily offended or angered
adjective
  1. together at all times
verb
  1. to rest with the body flat usually in bed
adjective
  1. idle and always wants to lie down