ABNKKBSKNPL (Aba! Nakakabasa ka na pala.) Informal (left) vs. Formal (right)
Some Tagalog words (shorten or slang) which you might have encountered online via chat with a Pinoy friend and you might curiously ask what the original text is. Here are some examples:
me - may (there is) db - hindi ba? (isn't it) anyare - anong nangyari (what happened?) ansabe - anong sabi (what was said?) peram - pahiram (may i borrow) penge - pahingi (may i have some) kelangan - kailangan (need) meron - mayroon (there is) sakin - sa akin (to me / mine) sayo - sa iyo (to you / yours) samin - sa amin (to us / ours exclusive) konti - kaunti (few / a little) yung - iyong (that over there) ganon - ganoon (that is so) kelan - kailan (when) pano - paano (how) san - saan (where) bat - bakit (why) wag - huwag (don't) di - hindi (not) anong - ano ang (what is) pag - kapag (when / if) to - ito (it / this) yan - iyan (that) yon - iyon (that over there) nyo - ninyo (you, plural - object / yours) kaw - ikaw (you, singular - subject) kau - kayo (you, plural - subject) naku - anak ko (my child) te - ate (elder sister) dyan/jan - diyan (there, near the listener) don - doon (over there, far from both speaker and listener) kc - kasi (because) bewang - baiwang / baywang (waist) balakajan - bahala ka diyan (I'll leave you there) balana - bahala na (come what may) cge/geh - sige (alright) kala ko - akala ko (i thought) yoko - ayaw ko (i don't like) tsaka - at saka (and also) pde / pede - pwede (possible / it can be) tado / tarantado (impulsive / careless)
If you know more contracted words which are spelled differently, kindly comment down below and also share what the original text is. Thanks. Happy Learning!
ung - yung (informal version of "ang"/the) lng - lang (just/only) onga - oo nga (yeah, you're right/I know, right?) luh/ala - hala (an exclamation of warning, i.e "Oh no!") aq - ako (I/me) lng - lang (just/ only) nlng - na lang (just do this instead/instead of the other options) nnmn - na naman (again) s/c - si (a word placed before a proper noun (singular)) dp - di pa/hindi pa (not yet) teka - hintay ka (please wait) ngaun - ngayon (now) dto - dito (here) cno - sino (who) rineg - dinig (audible) naol - sana all (used to express jealousy when someone has something that you don't, when this is used sarcastically, it is kind of the equivalent of "edi wow") oks - okey (okay)
Please correct me if I made a mistake, thanks!~/Pa-correct nyo nga po ako kung nagkamali ako. Maraming salamat!~