I like making lists. I’ve been working on one for the past few days. I hope that you find it useful.
At the end of this post is the link to a pdf file that lists Filipino adjectives (mga pang-uri) and their English definitions. It has fourteen pages. Each page has two columns. I did not include number words that may be used as adjectives, such as isa, dalawa, tatlo, etc. I also did not include the numerous adjectives that are made by adding an affix (panlapi) to a Filipino root word, although many words in this list have affixes.
Some adjectives have two definitions. The two definitions are separated by a semicolon (;).
The adjectives in this list are alphabetically arranged according to the Filipino alphabet. If you have an English adjective and would like to see its Filipino translation, you may search the file using Adobe Reader’s Find tool in its Edit menu (click Edit, then Find). You may also press Ctrl+F on your keyboard. A small window will pop up where you can type the English adjective. You can use the arrow buttons on this small window or press F3 to continue searching the rest of the document for the adjective.
I use two online dictionaries that you may find useful when searching for the English definitions of Filipino words. The first one is tagalog.pinoydictionary.com. Many Filipino words are based on the Tagalog dialect. In its Search window, you type the Filipino/Tagalog word and click Search or press Enter on the keyboard. The word’s definition in English will appear, along with other affixed or compound words that have the word you typed. You may also type an English word in the Search window and the Tagalog word with the same definition will appear.
Notice that the English alphabet appears below the Search window. Clicking a letter will list the Tagalog words that begin with that letter. Also notice that the same website has a link to a Cebuano dictionary (cebuano.pinoydictionary.com).
The second website (which I use often) is translate.google.com. It lets you translate words from Filipino to English, and from English to Filipino. You have to select what language you would like to translate from (left window) and what language you would like to translate to (right window). Other languages are available, too.
When you type a Filipino word on the left window, it will show the English translation on the right window. A list of Filipino and English synonyms will also appear on the right.
I hope you can try out the two websites I mentioned above.
Here’s the list of Filipino adjectives: Talaan ng mga Pang-uri.
You are free to distribute this list to your friends, co-teachers, classmates, other parents, etc., but please do not do so for profit.