Origins of the Chabacano Volve

In Chabacano, the word volve means to go home. This most probably comes from the Spanish volver.

Here are some examples of how we use the word volve in Chabacano.

Chabacano: Que hora tu volve?
English: What time will you go home?

Chabacano: De noche ya cuando ya puede yo volve ayer.
English: It was already night time when I was able to go home yesterday.

Chabacano: Cuando tu volve na Zamboanga?
English: When are you coming home to Zamboanga?

Chabacano: Volve ya yo.
English: I'm going home already.

Chabacano: Donde tu ta volve?
English: Where do you go home to?

A word that is derived from volve is pavolvida. It means to head home. For example, you could say pavolvida ya ba tu (are you heading home already).

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