What is Conyo? 25 funny words list, lines and phrases meaning

What is Conyo? 25 funny words list, lines and phrases meaning

There are over 120 languages in the Philippines. Tagalog is the national language, while English is the official language. Both are used in formal education countrywide, but only English is commonly used by the government. Conyo is Taglish or broken Tagalog mixed with English. Filipinos use funny Conyo words, phrases, and lines in day-to-day conversations.

Conyo words and phrases
Conyo words and phrases. Photo: pexels.com, @Kampus Production (modified by author)
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Tagalog and Cebuano are the most commonly spoken native languages in the Philippines. The Congress voted Tagalog as the national language in 1937 because it was the primary language spoken in their capital, Manila City, at the time. It is also the most understood language in all the Philippine Regions. The standardized form of Tagalog is called Filipino.

What is Conyo?

Conyo meaning in the Philippines' context, is simply an urban slang language. Filipino also call it Coño or Pinoy slang. It means talking in Taglish (mixing words from Tagalog and English in sentences). Filipino youth from the upper class (the rich) and those in expensive schools also call themselves Conyo.

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What are the Conyo words used in the Philippines?

Funny Conyo words
Conyo words used in the Philippines. Photo: pexels.com, @KoolShooters (modified by author)
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A slang language is a unique form of communication among people of a specific subset or region. It allows them to be funny, different, friendly, or secretive. Below is a Conyo words list with the latest phrases and examples of how to use them in sentences:

  • Bes / Beshie/ Besh - Best friend. (Bes, I miss you. You sometimes make me go gaga?)
  • Chika - Gossip, hearsay (Give the latest chika beshie. I know he took you on a date.)
  • Charot - A joke, just kidding. (You know I hate you, Besh. Charot!)
  • Susmariosep - The Holy Trinity, an exclamation. (Susmariosep! I can't find my phone.)
  • Carps - Carpet, rug (You cannot attend my party wearing those carps.)
  • Anuna - What's the plan? (It is Friday! Anuna?)
  • Starbs - Copy (Question: Can I starbs your hairstyle? Answer: Can you just not?)
  • G! - Accepting an invitation, idea, or suggestion. (Question: Let's party tonight? Answer: G!)
  • BV - Bad vibes (I'm not too fond of your BV.)
  • Yaya - Nanny or house manager. (Did your mum hire a new yaya for your little sister?)
  • Baon - Lunch money, pocket money (How much baon do you spend daily?)
  • Fambam - Family. (I have dinner with the fambam tonight.)
  • Pareeee - Dude, best friend, friend. (Pareeee, am almost ready na.)
  • Nyek - Oops, surprised. (Nyek! Is this your car?)
  • Lods / Lodi - Idol, best friend (Beyoncé is my lodi, and you two are my lods.)
  • Petmalu - Amazing, cool. (My sister is petmalu.)
  • Mumshie - Mother. (I have to go now. Mumshie is calling.)
  • Anong nangyari? - What happened. (We used to be friends. Anong nangyari?)
  • Werpa - Power. (Women have their werpa.)
  • Praning - Hallucinating. (Are you drunk? Bes, stop praning.)
  • Taratitat - Talkative (When do you ever stop taratitat.)

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What are the popular Conyo words?

Popular Conyo words
Popular Conyo words in the Philippines. Photo: pexels.com, @RODNAE Productions (modified by author)
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People sometimes make friends by using slang language. Only members of their group or affiliates understand the vocabulary. The slang language aids group solidarity and helps them bond by making their conversations informal. Below are some Conyo sentences with English translations:

  • Let us make pasok to class. (Let us go to class.)
  • Don’t make me lakad na. (Don’t make me walk any further.)
  • The food is so sarap. (Complement: The food is so delicious. Response: I know, right?)
  • Please make ligpit of the plates. (Please clear out the plates.)
  • The girls will make bawi. I have tiwala on them that this time, they will laban. (The girls will recover. I trust them that this time, they will fight.)
  • My friends are so maingay and naughty, but always tulong me with my homework. (My friends are so noisy and naughty, but always help me with my homework.)
  • I don’t like her because she is making gulo my life. (I don’t like her because she ruins my life.)
  • I’m so saya today. Mumshie increased my baot. Can yours even? (I'm so happy today. My mum increased my pocket money. Can yours even?)
  • She is so nakakainis. Like, I can’t even. (She is so annoying. Like, I can’t even.)
  • I am supposed to inom my vitamins, but I’m such makakalimutin, so later na lang.(I am supposed to take my vitamins but quickly forget things. I'll take it later.)
  • The spicy chicken is not that masarap. (The spicy chicken is not that delicious.)
  • I can’t savor my matcha tea latte in complete katahimikan. (I can’t savor my matcha tea latte in complete silence.)

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What is an example of Conyo English?

Conyo lines
Examples of Conyo lines. Photo: pexels.com, @Taylor Marx (modified by author)
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Filipino youths constantly share, maintain, and change slang vocabulary. Each generation keeps slang words from the older generation, discards some, invests new ones, and passes the terms to the younger generation. Below are some examples of Conyo lines:

  • I can’t even isip the right word to say. I hate it when she always sabi that she will sama when she really won't. (I can't even think of the right word to say. I hate it when she always says she will come with us when she won't.)
  • My paps thinks I have a jowa. He asked me if I was dating when he saw me with my bes. He is so nakakatawa. (My father thinks I have a boyfriend. He asked me if I was dating when he saw me with my best friend. He is so funny.)
  • She always makes gaya of everything I do. Doesn’t she have originality? I want to make usap with her and tell her that it is not nakakatuwa anymore. (She always imitates everything I do. Doesn’t she have originality? I want to talk to her and tell her that it is not funny anymore.)
  • Our school vacation is so bitin. I still want to make higa on my bed for the whole day, but I can’t because there’s pasok na. (Our school vacation is so short. I still want to lie on my bed all day, but I can't because classes started already.)
  • It is sad that no one will sundo you in your bahay because you still don’t have a jowa. (It is sad that no one will fetch you to your house because you still don't have a boyfriend.)
  • I think she is making paramdam on me because she likes me, or I am just assumera. (I think she is hitting on me because she likes me, or I am just assuming.)
  • My phone got snatched by a magnanakaw, but that is fine. I will bili na lang a new one. (My phone got snatched by a thief, but that is fine, I will buy a new one.)
  • It’s raining, and I don’t have payong. Maybe I’ll just use my laptop to cover my ulo. (It’s raining, and I don’t have an umbrella. Maybe I’ll just use my laptop to cover my head.)
  • I think I’m baliw na because I always isip him every time I’m mag-isa. (I think I’m crazy because I always think of him when I’m alone.)
  • Are we friends na on Facebook? You should add me so that we can make usap through Messenger. (Are we already friends on Facebook? You should add me so that we can talk through Messenger.)

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Popular Conyo phrases
Popular Conyo phrases. Photo: pexels.com, @RODNAE Productions (modified by author)
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Where did Conyo Filipino come from?

The Philippines adopted the term Conyo in the 19th century during the colonial period. The word referred to the wealthy members of Filipino society. It was also used to describe Peninsular Spanish immigrants, who enjoyed using the phrase co~no as a curse-word.

Why do Filipinos use Conyo?

During the colonial period in the Philippines, English and Spanish speakers talked to native Filipinos in Conyo. They mixed English and Spanish with some Filipino words in their sentences.

The language gradually spread among the native Filipino middle class. Filipinos used Conyo to establish potential relationships among themselves and with English and Spanish speakers. It is today's most popular slang language among the Filipino youth.

How do you know if you're a Conyo?

The Philippines understand Conyo as a language (Tagalog mixed with English) and a class of people (kids from wealthy backgrounds). According to Cosmopolitan magazine, here are some attributes of a Conyo kid:

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  • You drive to school in your car or have a chauffeur.
  • You own some of the latest Apple products and wear fashionable clothing.
  • You speak sophisticated English but can also speak Conyo language.
  • You speak slang English, e.g., "I can't even," "You make me go gaga?" "Can you just not?" and "I know, right?"
  • You are never home for the weekend because you attend luxury events like music concerts.
  • You need to eat or know Filipino street food.
  • You eat good food at expensive restaurants and coffee shops.
  • You flaunt your expensive lifestyle on social media.

What is carps in Conyo?

Carps means a rug or carpet in English and filthy fabrics or clothes in Conyo. An example in sentences is, "Your curtains are carps. I will bring you classy ones over the weekend."

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A woman or maiden is called Tsika in Tagalog slang. Pinay refers to a female, while Pinoy is refers to both male and female.

What is the Filipino slang for gangster?

Filipino slang word for gangster is sángganó. It means a parasite, loser, someone who cannot do anything, or gangster.

What is Filipino slang for crush?

A crush is called kiling in the Philippine slang culture. The word means feeling excited when with someone you love or watching someone propose to another person in excitement.

Conyo words and phrases make conversations fun. Most people use Pinoy slang at casual events. You can use this language with seniors (people in authority or the older generation) if you are close to them, outside the work environment, or during informal occasions.

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