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Filipino / Tagalog Vernacular Construction Terms: Earthwork, Formwork, Structural & Masonry Terms

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
Alcove
Nitso
Align Horizontally
Lebelan
Align Vertically
Hulugan
Alternate
Unosinotra
Arch
Balantok
Beam
Biga
Bend
Bali
Bottom Chord
Barakilan
Brace
Piye de galyo
Ceiling Joists
Kostilyahe



Collar Tie
Sinturon
Compactor
Pison
Concrete Slab
Larga Masa
Concrete Spacer
Sapatos
Corner
Kanto
Crane
Gruha
Diagonal Brace
Pie de gallo
Directly
Rekta
Dome
Bobida
Downslope
Bahada



Dump Truck
Damtrak
Embossed
Risalte
Erect a wall
Asintahin
Estimate
Tanstahin
Excavation
Hukay
Excess Cut
Retaso
Flatten
Patagin
Floor Joists
Soleras
Flushed
Alahado
Form a Junction
Tumbok



Foundation
Pundasyon
Framing
Balangkas
Gap
Biyento
Girder
Gililan
Girt
Sepo
Ground Fill
Tambakan
Grout
Letsada
Hollow
Malukong
Hook
Kawit
Horizontal Studs
Pabalagbag



Hump
Matambok
Inside Corner
Kilikili
Install
Ikasa
King Post
Pendulo
Lintel
Dintel
Lot Boundary Marker
Muhon
Low Platform
Tarima
Maneuvering Area
Buweltahan
Manually
Mano-mano
Mark a Straight Line
Pitikan



Masonry Filling Material
Lastilyas
Masonry Wall
Asinta
Mix
Halo
Mortar Joint
Kosturada
Nylon
Tansi
Parallel
Kahanay
Pattern
Plantilya
Pile
Pilote
Plan
Plano
Plank
Plantsa



Plaster
Palitada
Form
Porma
Post
Haligi
Pulley
Kalo
Pure Cement
Puro
Purlin
Reostra
Queen Post
Taknang
Rafter
Kilo
Ramp
Rampa
Rebar
Kabilya



Remove
Baklasin
Ridge
Kabalyete
Rough-in
Abang
Sample
Muestra
Scaffolding
Andamyo
Scratch Coat Plaster
Rebokada
Sift
Pambistay
Sketch
Krokis
Slab Rebar
Parilya
Spiral
Paikid



Splice / Joint
Emplame
Squared
Eskwalado
Stack
Salansanin
Stake
Estaka
Stirrup
Anilyo
Storage Area
Imbakan
Strut
Tirante
Support
Tukuran
Surveying
Agrimensura
Top Chord
Tahilan



Transom
Trabisanyo
Trench
Trintsera
Unload
Idiskarga
Vertical Studs
Pilarete
Waste Cut
Seroho
Wheelbarrow
Kartelya
Window Sill
Pasamano
Window/Door Header
Sumbrero
Window/Door Jamb
Hamba

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