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

Definition for the Tagalog word pisngi:

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[noun] cheek

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Root: pisngi
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"Pisngi sa pisngi" = Cheek to cheek

"Halik sa pisngi" = A kiss on the cheek

"Hinalikan ko siya sa pisngi" = I kissed him/her on the cheek.

"Pisngi ng baboy" = Pig's/Hog's cheek/jowl

A popular Filipino dish is called "sisig". The original recipe makes use of the pig's jowl as its main ingredient. Nowadays, they also make "sisig" out of chicken or fish meat.

If you're eating a mango in the Philippines, "pisngi" is the term for fleshy part on both sides of the big seed.

"Kumain tayo ng manga. Sa akin yung pisngi, iyo yung buto." = Let's eat mangoes/a mango. I'll have the sides, you take the seed (the cut where the seed is).

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Example Sentences Available Icon Pisngi Example Sentences in Tagalog: (3)
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Yumukô akó para ita ang pamumulá ng pisngí ko.
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I bowed my head to hide my reddening cheeks.
Hinaplós ko ang kanyáng pisngí.
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I caressed her cheek.
Sinugatan ng bida ang pisngí ng kontrabida.
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The protagonist cut the villain's cheek.

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Dinilaan siya ng tuta sa pisngi.
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The puppy licked her on the cheek.

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