WATCH: The boys of Mandaue Nights (try to) teach you Bisaya words and phrases
Cebu-based synthpop duo Mandaue Nights recently played their first show in Manila, bringing with them not only their catchy VisPop tunes, but also a bunch of Bisaya phrases, which they explained on camera for both Bisaya and non-Bisaya speakers alike.
From Bisaya moms’ token expressions like “purbida” and “intawun”, to sayings like “bahala na’g saging basta labing,” the boys try to define each phrase clearly – with a lot of anecdotes and awkward laughter in between.
If you’re a non-Bisaya speaker, this video will make you want to learn the language ASAP – and if it doesn’t, Mandaue Nights’ songs probably will (listen to "First Kiss"). If you’re a Bisaya speaker yourself, well, we hope they explained it well enough – but if there’s anything they missed, sound off in the comments!
And as a bonus, here's them performing "First Kiss" on Rappler: