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Filipino / Tagalog Vernacular Construction Terms: People & Measurements

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
Architect
Arkitekto
By volume
Bultuhan
Carpenter
Karpentero
Contractor
Kontratista
Electrician
Elektrisyan
Engineer
Inhinyero
Exact measurement
Siro-siro
Fathom (5-6')
Dipa
Foot
Piye
Forearm (14-16'')
Bisig



Foreman
Kapatas
Gradient
Grade
Half Inch
Medya
Handbreadth (4')
Damak
Hectare
Ektarya
Inch
Pulgada
Laborer
Piyon
Layer
Patong
Mason
Kantero
Metertape
Metro



Mixture
Timplado
Painter
Pintor
Paymaster
Pagador
Percentage
Porsyento
Plumber
Tubero
Roofer
Latero
Span (7-8'')
Dangkal
Step
Baytang
Storey
Palapag
Warehouseman
Bodegero
Welder
Soldador

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