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Filipino / Tagalog Vernacular Construction Terms: Areas & Structural Elements

Are you looking to familiarize yourself with the different terminologies used in building construction in the Philippines? Here's a list of Filipino / Tagalog Vernacular Construction Terms that will make coordinating with your locals easier.


ENGLISH TERM
FILIPINO TERM
DESCRIPTION
Balcony
Balkonahe

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Canopy
Medya Agua

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Ceiling
Kisame

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Corridor
Pasilyo

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Dining Room
Komedor

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Door
Pinto

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Eaves
Alero

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Entry way
Entrada

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Fascia Board
Senepa

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Flooring
Suelo

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Gable Roof
Dos Aguas

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Garage
Garahe

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Garden
Hardin

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Hip Roof
Kuwatro Aguas

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Kitchen
Kusina

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Lean-to
Sibe

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Living Room
Sala

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Mezzanine
Entresuelo

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Overhang
Bolada

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Roof Covering
Atip

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Room
Kuwarto

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Service Area
Batalan
Small Window
Bentanilya

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Stairs
Escalera

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Terrace
Azoteya

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Toilet
Banyo

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Wall
Pader

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Window
Bintana

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