What Is Bolero In English? (Answers)
BOLERO IN ENGLISH – There are several Filipino words that do not have a direct translation in English, that’s why we need context to fully translate them.
In this article, we are going to take a look at the word “Bolero” and it’s translation in English.
What is a Bolero?
A person who is “Bolero” is generally someone who uses all methods he could possibly think of to get with a girl. In short, a bolero is a “playboy”.
Guys who often lie to get with a girl are called Bolero. They are the ones who would say nice things to a girl but don’t necessarily mean them.
Here are some example conversations one might have with a “Bolero”.
Guy: Napakaganda mo, ngayon lang ako nakakita ng babaeng kasing ganda mo.
Girl: Naku naman! Bolero ka talaga!
Guy: You’re so beautiful, this is the first time that I’ve seen a girl that’s as beautiful as you are.
GIRL: You’re such a playboy!
Generally, Boleros use very generic lines and cheesy line to impress or win over a girl. They could also be guys who lead on a girl.
However, this is not always the case. Oftentimes, Bolero is taken as a “negative” word. But, there are instances where a guy is sincere with his words of flattery and as a defense mechanism, most girls would tell that person that he is a “Bolero”.
The word Bolero could be traced back to the word “Mambobola”, which is derived from the Filipinos love for Basketball.
Mambobola means that you are a great basketball player who’s good at handling the ball. That’s why if you’re a “mambobola” or “bolero“, you’re tagged as a “Player”.
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