Phrases from Yahoo
February 18, 2012
In English translation, ‘hiya’ means shame. Filipinos have the attitude of being ‘mahiyain’ in English its ‘shy’.
hiyang-hiya – so shame, so shy
walang hiya – bastard
mahiya – to be shy
napahiya – embarrassed
nakakahiya – embarrassing
hindi nakakahiya – not embarrassing
sobrang mahiyain – too shy
mukhang mahiyain – look like shy
- Wag kang mahiya. – Don’t be shy.
- Nahihiya ako sayo. – I’m shy with you.
- Nakakahiya ka. – You are shameful.
- Mahiya ka naman. – Be shy.
- Nakakahiya ka naman. – You’re embarrassing.
- Hiyang-hiya ako. – I was so shy.
- Nahihiya ako sa kanaya. – I’m shy to him.
- Ayokong makita siya nahihiya ako. – I don’t want to see him I’m shy.
- Nahiya talaga ako kahapon. – I was really shy yesterday.
- Mukha ba akong mahiyain? – Do I look shy?