The Filipino language is rich and colorful thanks to all the past and present influences upon it. Both foreign and local languages and dialects have contributed significantly to the way that we speak now.
With Valentine’s Day coming, why not dig deep and make the most out of our lovely language by using some of these Pinoy terms of endearment? There is a plethora of pet names to choose from, ranging from deeply romantic to casual chic!
Find a pet name that best suits your loved ones—whether platonic or romantic—this month of love~
Oldies but goodies
1. Sinta/Kasintahan/ Aking Sinta – which may translate to “cherished one” or “true love”. Alexa, play Mundo by IV of Spades
2. Irog- which may be translated to “sweetheart” or “dear one”
3. Mahal – which may translate to “my love”, “love”, or even “expensive”
4. Liyag/ Aking liyag – “darling” or “beloved”
5. Giliw/ Giliw ko- “my happiness/joy”. Just think, your theme song could be O Giliw Ko by APO Hiking Society
6. Palangga/langga/ga- shared by many languages in the Philippines, sometimes shortened to “pangga” in other dialects. Generally meaning “my love”
Nicknames for nicknames
7. The many faces of “Baby” – “Bi”, “bebe/ bebe ko” (may also be recognized as b3b3 k0), “Bhe/beh/bhie”
8. Ni – for “honey”
9. Ling – for “darling”
10. Labs- which can be combined with a form of “baby” to become “baby/bebe labs (luv)”
Numbers 11-14 might be the top choices for the more… bruh couples. These might sound like insults to one couple but be the perfect pet name for another.
And last, but definitely not the least:
15. “My sexy love love babe”
Happy balentymes to all the couples and happily single people out there! We can’t wait to see all your soft and hard jowa reveals.
Use these pet names to cheer on all your sexy loves (romantic and/or platonic) this heart’s season!
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