30 Basic Ilocano Words

If you have an Ilocano friends or someone that you want to know, these lists of basic ilocano words will give you an idea on what they are talking with you or sometimes make fun of you.

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Most used Ilocano words:

Naimbag nga Bigat! – Good morning!

Naimbag nga Malem! – Good Afternoon!

Naimbag nga Rabii! – Good Evening!

Kablaaw – Hi!

Nangan kan? – Did you eat already?

Mangan tayon – Let’s eat

Papanam? – Where are you gooing? 

Gayyem – Friend

Anya ti ubram? – What are you doing?

Kainnayan-ayat – Lover

Agyamanak! – Thank you! 

Mailiw nak kenka – I missed you

Sumrek kayo or dumanun kayo – Come in

Naimbag kuma ti aldaw mo – Have a great day ahead

Awan ti aniaman! – You’re welcome

Napintas – Beautiful

Nataraki – Handsome

Umalis nakon – Goodbye

Ana ti nagan mo? – What is your name?

Naragsak a panagkasangay! – Happy Birthday!

Ay-ayaten ka! – I love you!

Taga ano ka? – Where are you from?

Haan ka madanagan – Don’t worry

Umayakon – I’m coming

Haan ko nga maawatan – I don’t understand

Nalipatak – I forgot

Hello gayyem ko! – Hello, my friend

Wen – Yes

Haan – No

Madi – Don’t

Hope these list of basic ilocano words will help you on something you are searching for.

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