Saying I love you in Chabacano is a bit tricky. Most people just say I love you (pronouncing the word love as lab). But in songs or formal occasions, Chabacano says I love you like this: Ta ama yo contigo. Let’s dissect this sentence.
Ta= Present tense indicator
Ama= love (verb)
Again, you’ll only hear this in songs. You really won’t hear people saying to each other: ta ama yo contigo.
Saying I hate you in Chabacano is also a bit difficult. In the dictionary of Santos (2010), the word hate in Chabacano is rabia or odia. However I’m not really sure how to use these two words in a sentence because to me ta rabia yo contigo or ta odia yo contigo just doesn’t sound natural. Rabiao yo contigo (which is something frequently said in the Chabacano) is like I am angry at you.
So how do we say the English I hate you in Chabacano?
One of the things that I will tell somebody to tell that person that I don’t like them very much is peste gayod vos or makapeste gayod con voh!
One can also say no quiere ya yo contigo. Although this is like I don’t like you anymore and sounds too mild.