16 Totally Useful Filipino Swear Words And How To Use Them…

Do you have Filipino friends?  Are you married to a Filipino/Filipina?  Then I am pretty sure you should be familiar with some of these terms…LOL.  You may have heard your significant other or most likely their parents use these terms so here is what they mean!

I’m sure children of Filipino parents have heard these terms, also for you friends that want to know some “BAD” Filipino words?  Here they are!

1. “Hudas”

Judas was the disciple who betrayed Jesus in the New Testament. Hudas, the Tagalog translation of the name Judas, often refers to a traitor. Like, “Hudas? Das-hu!” Hehehehe.


2. “Putang ina”

"Putang ina"

“Puta” is the Spanish word for whore, and “ina” is the Tagalog word for mother. Often used to express extreme anger, frustration, shock, or—surprisingly—joy.


3. “Lintik”


Lintik is another word for lightning, so to say someone or something is “lintik” is like wishing for him/her to be struck by lightning.


4. “Ulol”


Ulol originally referred to rabid street dogs, but more recently has been used to describe someone acting crazy.



5. “Gago”


It originally meant to describe someone who stutters, especially when nervous, but later evolved to refer to someone who does foolish acts.


6. “Tarantado”


May refer to someone who is foolish or stupid. “Taranta” also means panic or confusion in Tagalog.


7. “Buwisit”


 Often refers to someone or something that’s a nuisance and brings bad luck.


8. “Burat”


Filipino term for penis. Often used to express annoyance towards an unfortunate situation or a douche-y person.


9. “Kupal”


Kupal literally means smegma, the paste-like substance found inside the skin of an uncircumcised human penis. It often refers to a jerk, a ~prick~, or someone who’s generally obnoxious


10. “Leche”


Leche is derived from the Spanish term “mal leche” which means bad milk. It’s a colloquial term for sperm but is often referred to someone or something annoying.


11. “Ungas”


Another word for stupid; a more derogatory term for ignorant.


12. “Punyeta”


 Another swear word with Spanish origin, punyeta came from “puño” which means to do something with your fist. It is often used to express agitation or disappointment.


13. “Hinayupak”


 The root word “hayop” means animal in english, so hinayupak refers to someone who acts in an inhumane manner.


14. “Pucha”


Often uttered when something came out the way one didn’t expect, or as an expression of regret. It could be the closest english translation for “Dammit!”


15. “Pesteng yawa”

"Pesteng yawa"

 “Peste” means parasite in Tagalog and “yawa” means devil in Visayan language. It could refer to someone or something that causes trouble.




A Filipino combined colloquial term for “fuck” and “shit”. Generally used to express just about any emotion.

Pakingshet, pakyu (for fuck you)

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