'Kilig,' 'teleserye' added to Oxford Dictionary


Posted at Apr 15 2016 02:53 AM | Updated as of Apr 15 2016 12:10 PM


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MANILA - It is now grammatically correct to say that the "teleserye" starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre made you feel "kilig."

Last month, the two Filipino words have been included in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) under the category of "Philippine English" as part of the dictionary's quarterly update.

According to OED, "kilig" is an adjective used to describe a person exhilarated by a romantic experience. It is also a noun meaning elation caused by an exciting experience. 

On the other hand, a "teleserye" is defined as a television soap opera with roots from the Tagalog language. (For the full list of the new words, subentries, and senses added in March's update, see the official website of OED