What Is Bilao In English? (Answers)
BILAO IN ENGLISH – There are several English words that do not have a direct translation in Tagalog, that’s why we need context to fully translate them.
In this article, we are going to talk about the Tagalog word “Bilao” and its translation in English based on context.
Often times in Filipino celebrations or festivities, a huge feast is involved. This is where the Bilao comes in as it is something used to carry large amounts of food.
It is actually a rounded shaped winnower that has a slight depth to it. Traditionally, these things are woven from wood.
These were used to remove particles from newly harvested grain such as dirt and small stones. It is still being used now for that purpose, however, industrialization has brought equipment that could manage that faster.
Nowadays, you would see the Bilao in a kitchen and is used as a food container topped with banana leaves. You could also see them in traditional Filipino themed restaurants.
Additionally, food vendors that go from barangay to barangay use a bilao to hold their products which are also mostly traditional Filipino food such as ibos.
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