BAHAY KUBO – About The Song With Lyrics + English Translation

BAHAY KUBO – About The Song With Lyrics + English Translation

BAHAY KUBO – In this topic, we are about to know and discuss about one of the well-known Filipino children songs known as Bahay Kubo.

Bahay Kubo
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There are many well-known Filipino children songs that we still know until now like Magtanim Ay Di Biro, Ako Ay May Lobo, Leron Leron Sinta, Sitsiritsit, and more. One of these songs is this particular song about vegetables.

English for nipa hut, this song is an entertaining way to introduce children to various kinds of vegetables. The song mentioned about 18 vegetables namely:

  1. jicama | singkamas
  2. eggplant | talong
  3. winged beans | sigarilyas
  4. peanuts | mani
  5. long beans | sitaw
  6. lablab | bataw
  7. lima beans | patani
  8. winter melon | kundol
  9. sponge gourd | patola
  10. bottle gourd | upo
  11. squash | kalabasa
  12. radishes | labanos
  13. mustard | mustasa
  14. onions | sibuyas
  15. tomatoes | kamatis
  16. garlic | bawang
  17. ginger | luya
  18. sesame | linga

The song basically said that there is a small nipa hut which has a variety of vegetables. Here are the lyrics uplifted from the website TagalogLang:

Bahay kubo, kahit munti
Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari.
Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
Sitaw, bataw, patani.

Kundol, patola, upo’t kalabasa
At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,
sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
sa paligid-ligid ay puro linga.

Nipa Hut, though very modest
Many plants over there
Jicama and eggplant, winged beans and peanuts,
long beans, lablab, lima beans

Winter melon, sponge gourd, bottle gourds and squash
and also radishes, mustard,
onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger
and all around the hut are filled with sesame!

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