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Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
in the ‘80s and ‘90s to today’s O.M.G.,
boom panes, gorabels, waley and havey, Filipino
slang has been constantly evolving, making conversations witty, colorful and
fun. For a country with 11 recognized languages and over 175 dialects spoken
through its islands, this distinctive form of communication has been a part of
the Philippines’ culture, with witty and colorful phrases you can hear on the
streets, local television shows and just about anywhere where the influence of
compared to the usual colloquialisms allowing for more freedom of expression
among its speakers. Words and phrases don’t follow a standardized set of rules
and can flow from Taglish to
celebrity names to gay lingo. It can
also be a mix of all sets with new meanings in different contexts.
generation continues to grow, who do you think is joining the bandwagon and is
about to give these witty catchphrases more color and animation?
slang as it releases 16 animated stickers that reflect the wit, candor and
inventiveness that Filipinos apply to such slangs.
na si Batman” sticker to your teammate to add humor to the tension. You can also send out a “Boom” sticker at the
end of the day to encourage and praise your teammates on a job well done.
journey, stickers like this can boost her confidence!
super-cool Filipino slang set available at WeChat’s Sticker Gallery! Just click on Me>Sticker Gallery and
connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for
smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over
100 million registered accounts internationally.
together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless,
interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that
can be tailored as needed.
with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable
QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as
“Hold Together”, “Friend Radar” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social
interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.”
Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected
with friends anywhere, anytime. Users can choose to communicate and share
photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The
popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express
any emotion. Also, with a host of
addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move,
share scores and even find competitors nearby.
iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.