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22:14 Aug 11, 2006
Tagalog to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Tagalog term or phrase: Sulong
I would like to find out how you would translate into English these phases (from a song):

Rebolusyon ni Bonifacio
Isulong mo, isulong mo

Also, I would like to find out the meaning of the Tagalog word, "LILIKUBIN", as in "Pasya ng karamihan ay ating lilikubin."

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4advance (the revolution, in this context)
Leny Vargas



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advance (the revolution, in this context)

"Sulong" in military parlance is the command to "charge". It can also be used in the sense of getting behind a load and giving it a push forward.

I'm not familiar with the second term, but "likub" appears to be a Kapampangan root word.

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This is my own interpretation:

Bonifacio's revolution
Uphold it! Uphold it!

lilikubin.... I guess it is a typo error here.... it's "p" instead of "b"
lilikupin.... gather, unite?

Sulong! -- Attack!!! (Expression in wars... people shout this word to advance and attack....). Yes sulong can mean "to advance". But in this poem, I don't think advance is the very right word.
Isulong mo - (You) Uphold it


Note added at 11 hrs (2006-08-12 10:07:49 GMT)

Uphold - to continue or to carry on

Leny Vargas
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