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I am a lesbian.

Tagalog translation: tomboy

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English term or phrase:lesbian
Tagalog translation:tomboy
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11:35 Nov 11, 2003
English to Tagalog translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: I am a lesbian.
When a woman tells you that she is a lesbian.
xyz abc
Canada
Local time: 23:08
lesbyan ako
Explanation:
There is no Tagalog word for lesbian so Tagalog speakers would use the English word but pronounced using Tagalog phonetical rules. Hence the word above. I think I've heard "lesbyana" as well but I'm not sure. I would use "lesbyan".
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Marcus Malabad
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i am a lesbian.
lesbyan ako


Explanation:
There is no Tagalog word for lesbian so Tagalog speakers would use the English word but pronounced using Tagalog phonetical rules. Hence the word above. I think I've heard "lesbyana" as well but I'm not sure. I would use "lesbyan".

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxjerky: I've heard 'tomboy'
8 hrs
  -> hey, I didn't think of that! that's better

agree  Leticia Parks: `tomboy' ako
9 hrs

agree  Jake Estrada: yup, "tomboy" = lesbian in Tagalog. However, some would regard "tomboy" colloquially as a deregatory term against female homosexuals, while some wouldn't. At any rate you could use tomboy if you are confident with using it...or "lesbian" to "play safe".
11 hrs

disagree  tnavalta: "Lesbyana" is the more popular term (bandied about on TV). "Tomboy" has macho connotations, and has thus been found to be incapable of including the very feminine women whose sexual preference is for equally very feminine women.
1 day11 hrs

disagree  ShanL: Most filipinos in the provinces would understand "Tomboy ako" better. They don't often use the word Lesbian.
8 days

agree  Will Matter
749 days
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