This is the first Filipino word for the week in my Filipino words project: payo. So what is payo?
Payo means advice. It could act as a noun and could also be used as a verb, just like the word advice and advise.
The Filipino language is so rich that you can actually generate more than 10 words out of the word payo. You just need to learn how to put prefixes and suffixes in it. Here are some of it and their meanings.
- Payo – advice
- Payuhan – to advise
- papayuhan – will advise
- tagapayo – adviser
- ipayo – advise
- nagpapayo – asked for advice
- magpapapayo – will ask for advice
- magpapayo – ask for advice
- napayuhan – advised
- ipapayo – will advise
- nagpapapayo – currently getting an advise
- pinayuhan – advised
Some sample sentences and their meanings.
- Bigyan mo ako ng payo. Give me an advice.
- Sya ang aming tagapayo. He/She is our adviser.
- Magpapapayo ako sa kanya. I will ask him for advice.
- Ipapayo kong magpapayo sya sa aming tagapayo. I will advise him to ask for advice from our adviser.
Whew! Please note that I’m not a language expert. These are just based on my basic understanding of the Filipino language and English. If you have something to add or if there’s something wrong above, just comment. Thanks!