Google Philippines opens Buwan ng Wika with a new site that provides Filipino and Cebuano translations for COVID-19 related terms.

Isang Gabay sa mga Salitang Kaugnay ng COVID-19 not only provides translations and definitions of the featured terms, it also reveals their part of speech and usage in a sentence.

The new site is accessible on any device. It has a growing list of 115 commonly used words and phrases that include some scientific and medical terminologies, as well as new vocabulary that pertains to changes in business, education, and new way of life. 

For the Filipino terms, Google Philippines collaborated with Assistant Professor Eilene Antoinette G. Narvaez of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature at the University of the Philippines Diliman, who is also a member of the Filipinas Institute of Translation (FIT).

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The Cebuano counterpart was completed with Hannah Marie R. Aranas, former literature teacher of the University of San Carlos Department of Languages and Literature, and translator of COVID-19 materials. 

You may visit diksyonaryongcovid19.com to see the actual site. To send comments or suggestions on how to improve the glossary, you may send an email to diksyonaryongcovid19@gmail.com.

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