Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word bituka in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word bituka:

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[noun] intestines; bowels; gut; guts

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Root: bituka
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
There are two popular Filipino idiomatic expressions that use the word "bituka".

1. "Malayò sa bituka" (lit: far from the intestine) is said to someone who is deemed as over- or disproportionately reacting to pain. Often used by parents on their children.

"Tahan na. Kagát lang 'yan ng lamók. Malayo 'yan sa bituka" = Stop crying already. That's only a mosquito bite. It's nothing serious.

2. "Mahápdî na ang bituka" (lit: intestine is already painful) is used to express hunger. "Mahápdî" is a stinging or burning kind of pain, like when alcohol is put on a wound.

"Kailán ba tayo kakain? Mahápdî na ang bituka namin" = When are we going to eat? We're quite hungry already.

You might also hear of "chícharón bituka". These are intestine cracklings, usually from pork, and a popular finger food in beer-drinking sessions. "Pulutan" is the general term for all types of finger food taken during such sessions. I believe the term was derived from "pulot" (pick up).

chicharon bituka

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How to pronounce bituka:

Play audio #2351
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Related Filipino Words:
haláng ang bituka
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