balat-sibuyas

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

balat (skin) and sibuyas (onion) — literally onion-skinned.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

balat-sibuyas

  1. (idiomatic) A crybaby.
    Matindi ang trahedya sa pelikula; hindi ito para sa mga balat-sibuyas!
    The tragedy in the film is intense; it is not for crybabies!
  2. (idiomatic) One who is easily bruised or cut.

Adjective[edit]

balat-sibuyas

  1. (idiomatic) Of being a crybaby.
    Balat-sibuyas si Sam kaya palagi tuloy siyang inaasar.
    Sam is a crybaby, hence he is constantly taunted.
  2. (idiomatic) Of being easily bruised or cut.

Verb[edit]

balat-sibuyas (mamalat-sibuyas)

  1. (idiomatic) Of acting like a crybaby.
    Tama nang pamamalat-sibuyas at harapin mo na'ng problema mo!
    Stop whimpering and face your problems!
  2. (idiomatic) To be easily bruised or cut.

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