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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!

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Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. MagpaPAYO lang po. Bakit di lumabas yung code na na-embed ko from Blogbank.com? Pero andun naman cya sa Layout ko pero sa actual site di cya nakikita. Salamat!

  2. Nice explanation. I am contented with that. How did you come up with this idea of having a Filipino word of the week? Thank you for promoting our national language.

  3. payong kapatid – advice from your sibling.

  4. another one, payo ni doc – doctor’s advice

  5. @Bas… blogbank is having a problem with blogspot, and they are still fixing it. i’m using the classic template giving me no problem. check this blog post for more details.

  6. Thanks for being reliable by actually answering my query. The PAYO is appreciated:)

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