Tagalog for Electronics

Business Vocabulary

Electronics Vocabulary:

  • air conditioner  – aircon
  • alarm clock – orasang alarm
  • alternating current – alternating current
  • amperage – amperahe
  • amplifier  – amplifier
  • amplitude – amplitude
  • artifact  – artipakto
  • battery – baterya
  • beam – sinag
  • binary code – kodigong binary
  • blender, liquifier – blender
  • to broadcast – isahimpapawid
  • cable  – kable
  • camera  – kamera
  • cassette – kaset
  • channel – channel
  • circuit – sirkto
  • coffeemaker – coffee maker
  • computer – kompyuter
  • condenser – condenser
  • conductor – konduktor
  • copper – tanso
  • curler – pangkulot
  • current – current
  • detector – detektor
  • digital – digital
  • direct current – direct current
  • dishwasher – panglinis ng pinggan
  • dryer – pantuyo
  • electric shaver – pang-ahit
  • electricity – elektrisidad
  • electron – elektron
  • electronic – elektroniko
  • electrostatic – elektrostatik
  • fan – bentilador
  • filter – filter
  • freezer – freezer
  • frequency – frequency
  • generator – generator
  • hair dryer – pantuyo ng buhok
  • high fidelity – high fidelity
  • insulator – insulador
  • integrated circuit – integrated na sirkito
  • iron – plantsa
  • liquifier, blender – blender
  • microphone – mikropono
  • microprocessor – microprocessor
  • microwave – microwave
  • mixer – tagapanghalo
  • modulation – modulasyon
  • optic – may kinalaman sa mata
  • oscillator – oscillator
  • parallel circuit – magkaparis na sirkito
  • power – lakas
  • receiver – tagatanggap
  • record – tala
  • to record – itala
  • record player – rekord player
  • refrigerator – pridyider
  • remote control  – remote kontrol
  • resonance – katunugan
  • scanner – taga-scan
  • screen – iskrin
  • short wave – maikling alon
  • silicon – silikon
  • sound – tunog
  • speaker – ispiker
  • stereo – stereo
  • stereophonic – stereophonic
  • stove – kalan
  • tape recorder – tape recorder
  • television – telebisyon
  • toaster – toaster
  • tooth brush  – sipilyo
  • transformer – transpormer
  • tripod – tripod
  • turbine – turbine
  • typewriter – makinilya
  • vacuum – vacuum
  • vacuum cleaner – vacuum cleaner
  • vector – vector
  • videocassette – videocassette
  • volt – boltahe
  • voltage – boltahe
  • washer – panghugas
  • watt – watt
  • wave – alon
  • wire – alambre

Sample Dialog:

Sa Loob ng Bahay

Nanay:  Daddy, pwede bang paki-on ang TV?
Tatay:  Anong channel ang gusto mo?
Nanay:  Channel 7. Gusto kong panoorin sila Tito, Vic at Joey sa Eat Bulaga!
Tatay:  Gusto mo sigurong sumali sa Laban o Bawi ano?
Nanay:  Sa totoo lang, tumawag na ako sa toll-free number nila at nag-text sa cellphone para maging studio contestant. Maghintay ka lang at baka banggitin ang pangalan ko.
Tatay:  Kung mananalo ka, ano ba ang gusto mong premyo?
Nanay:  Appliance showcase! Gusto ko ng washing machine, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, stove, rice cooker, aircon, ref at iba pa.  Lahat bago!
Tatay:  Isama mo naman ako sa mga pangarap mo! Ako ang gusto ko bagong kotse na pampasadang taxi. Alam mo naman na yon ang bumubuhay sa pamilya natin.
Nanay:  Aba kumilos-kilos ka rin ano! Tumaya ka na ba sa lotto?
Tatay:  Hindi pa, honey. Paano naman akong lalabas sa init ng araw gayong hindi pa tayo nanananghalian? Luto na ba yan?

The Rebel Coins:

DID YOU KNOW…

…that even before the establishment of formal banking in the Philippine Islands during Spanish times, there was
already an abundance of Mexican and other Latin American coins circulating in the Philippines?
…that such abundance of coins was a result of heavy importation of goods from Mexico?
…that most of these were so-called “rebel coins” because they were minted in countries that had rebelled
against Spain?
…that in order to legalize the circulation of these coins, the Spanish captain-general in the Philippines issued a
decree in 1828 requiring the countermarking of the coins with the inscription “MANILA” on the obverse side?
…that when the independent Latin American countries gained the recognition of Spain, the practice of countermarking
was discontinued in the Philippine Islands starting in 1837?

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