Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Chabacano Agua Olor

Have you ever encountered the word (or compound word) agua olor in Chabacano? I first heard this word from my friend at the office who has a very wide Chabacano vocabulary. I learned from her that this word means cologne. She said that it is a word that is well-known to people who live in the rural areas. A quick search in Facebook will tell you that it is not a very common word. Here is a post from a page which I follow where you can see this word in action!

Sadly, this word does not appear in Santos' and Camins' dictionary but I am happy to report that the new English-Chabacano dictionary published by the city hall has it. Yay!