In every generation, there emerges a language (lingo) that its people alone understand. The same is true with every nation over the globe. Bringing the topic closer to home, let’s put the Philippines as an instance. For a country with 11 recognized languages and over 175 dialects spoken throughout its islands, the Philippines today has also ingrained in its popular culture a distinctive form of communication known as Filipino slang.

A hodgepodge of preexisting languages, Filipino slang is highly dynamic compared to the usual colloquialisms and allows for more freedom of expression among its speakers. Words and phrases don’t follow a standardized set of rules and can flow from Taglish to celebrity names to gay lingo or be a mix of all set with new meanings in different contexts.

OMG! Filipino Flair Reaches WeChat’s Sticker Gallery

As Filipino slang gets more recognized as a language of everyday usage, one of the country’s top social mobile apps WeChat joins in the bandwagon of color and humor as it releases 16 animated stickers that reflect the wit, candor, and inventiveness that Filipinos apply to such slangs.

About to wing an emergency meeting? Send out a “Bahala na si Batman!” sticker to your teammate to lighten up the air. An excellent presentation could also garner a “Boom!” at the end of the day to highlight a job well done. On the other hand, if your sister is about to begin a new project, stickers like “Push mo yan!” and “Gorabels!” could give her a quick confidence boost. Intensify your daily digital conversations with this set available at WeChat’s Sticker Gallery by clicking on Me > Sticker Gallery.

About WeChat

WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally.

WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.

WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as “Hold Together”, “Friend Radar” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime.

Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion.  Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.

WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.

Learn more about WeChat and download the app at www.wechat.com
WeChat Philippines Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WeChatPH

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56 Responses

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      My sister is fond of using these expressions but only via social networks and mobile apps. These stickers can better help her say her thoughts whaha.

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  1. Shekinah

    Your post made me miss wechat. Few days ago my friend was asking me to install the app again. 🙂 Cute stickers. The “push mo yan” made me laugh. :)) is there a “boom panes” sticker? I always here it everywhere especially on TV. -_- Haha!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Whaha I don’t think there’s a boom panes/panis sticker out yet. But later, who knows? 😛 That’s a great suggestion to the WeChat team.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Filipinos are so ingenious that they would coin a term for fun and just for the heck of it and a new word is invented. WeChat is one of the many ways that Pinoys execute their love for their own created language haha.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      IKR. 😀 I will be using them a lot now in chatting with my sister. She might be shocked though because I don’t say those words in actual conversations.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it’s unbelievable at first but considering their market in China, there should be no question hehe. It now expands its market to other countries as well.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Right. Stickers are illustrations or animations of characters that you can send to friends. They’re a great way to share how you’re feeling and add personality to your messages.

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  2. Rebecca Swenor

    I love using the stickers. They can be addicting. lol 🙂

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  3. Jaime

    First- I never knew that there were so many languages in the Phillipines- I figured Tagalog, Spanish, Chinese and English but wow! That’s impressive. Second- those stickers are awesome! LOL I love stickers!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup! Actually we even had a short class session before tackling the influence of those slang languages to teens nowadays. These words make them be incorporated as a group; they make them who they are and somewhat build up their identity.

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  4. Angie Vianzon

    I haven’t been using WeChat lately so I’m not updated with their stickers but I think this one is really cool. I wish they would update and add the current trending, “boom panes.” Oh well, just for fun!

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  5. Bhuboy

    I like your suggestions on how to use this stickers it make me smile, wondering myself using them

    Reply

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