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    18 Beautiful Terms Of Endearment From The Philippine Language

    O, giliwwwwww~

    Filipinos are very creative when it comes to getting someone else's attention.

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    But when it involves giving pet names to our significant others, we take it to a whole new level.

    There are the traditional, old-fashioned terms of endearment, like, "mahal."

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    Or "irog."

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    And "sinta."

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    "Liyag."

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    And even "giliw."

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    Sometimes, we even borrow from other Filipino languages like Ilonggo: "Pangga."

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    "Pangga" is the shortened version of "palangga" which means "love." Variations are "langga," or simply "ga."

    ...or "hinigugma" from Cebuano.

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    "Hinigugma" means "beloved."

    But with the modern times, we've become more colloquial and ~hip~. Who's your "bhe?"

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    Sino "labs" mo?

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    Or baka may "darleng" ka.

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    Remember Aga Muhlach and Lea Salonga as Gerry and Agnes? #TeamBabes

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    #LeAga forever. <3

    Dingdong Dantes and Antoinette Taus? Sunshine Dizon and Polo Ravales?? Kim de los Santos and Dino Guevarra??? OMG.

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    "Honey my love so sweet" of course!

    We can also be a little possessive with "bebe ko."

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    Or "asawa ko."

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    But we can also tone down the cheese with "kulet" if we want to.

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    We don't even mean they're "panget," but we think it's cute so...

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    O di kaya "hoy" na lang.

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    And of course:

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    We knoe we've all been there. Aminin mo na.

    What other ~terms of endearment~ do you use to call your bae? Let us know in the comments below!

    Happy Balentymes!

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