magsilbing-kanin (magsilbíng-kanin) Filipino/Tagalog term
Also spelled as: magsilbing-kaninWord origin: Tagalog
Literal meaning: to serve for rice
- maglingkod sa tahanan ng ibang tao na ang bayad ay pagkain
- to serve in another's household for food as payment
- Si Clara ay gustong magsilbíng-kanin sa kanyang kamag-anak sa Maynila.
- Clara wants to serve in her relative in Manila for food as payment.
- worked only for food as payment