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

Definition for the Tagalog word bughaw:

bugháw  Play audio #8356
[adjective] blue

View Monolingual Tagalog definition of bughaw »

Root: bughaw
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Bughaw" means the color "blue," but it is less commonly used nowadays.

Around 75% of the time native Filipino language speakers would say the English word "blue", and maybe around 20% of the time they would use the word "asul" for blue (from the Spanish "azul"), and only around 5% of the time would the word "bughaw" be used.

"Bughaw" is used in the Filipino national anthem, "Lupang Hinirang" in the 3rd verse:

"Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal."

The Dictionary is now an App!
iOS App Android App
Example Sentences Available Icon Bughaw Example Sentences in Tagalog:

User-submitted Example Sentences (4):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Bakit bughaw ang langit?
Tatoeba Sentence #1653207 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Why is the sky blue?

Walang manggang kulay bughaw.
Tatoeba Sentence #2760247 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
There is no blue mango.

Ang aking paboritong kulay ay bughaw.
Tatoeba Sentence #4490108 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
My favorite color is blue.

Sa tingin niya ang bughaw ang pinakamagandang kulay.
Tatoeba Sentence #2790085 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
He thinks that blue is the most beautiful colour.

Tatoeba SentenceNotice: The Tatoeba sentences are from and are provided under the CC BY 2.0 FR creative commons license. Some of the Tatoeba sentences are also under CC0 1.0. See their website for more details. This only applies to Tatoeba sentences and not the other sentences on All other sentences are © copyright protected by
Alternate spelling(s):
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

Join us! We are a free online community for Filipino / Tagalog language learners

How to pronounce bughaw:

Play audio #8356
Markup Code:
Related Filipino Words:
Related English Words:
Feedback / Suggestions:
Did you find an error or do you know of an improvement for this entry? Please let us know, your feedback is very helpful!
Submit Suggestion »