Here are Tagalog words for various vegetables. Filipino children used to learn this song in pre-school. I wonder why that has changed.

bahay – house
kubo – hut
kahit – even (if)
munti – tiny
halaman – plants
doon – there
sari-sari – varied
paligid – surroundings
puno – full (in this particular context)

singkamas – native turnip
talong – eggplant
sigarilyas – winged seguidillas beans
mani – peanut
sitaw – string beans
bataw – hyacinth bean
patani – lima beans, kidney beans
kondol – wax gourd
patola – sponge gourd
upo – white squash
kalabasa – pumpkin, squash
labanos – radish
mustasa – mustard
sibuyas – onions
kamatis – tomatoes
bawang – garlic
luya – ginger
linga – sesame seeds

Bahay Kubo
G       D      C     G
Bahay kubo, kahit munti
G             D            G
Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari.
G               D        C           G
Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
C         D        G
Sitaw, bataw, patani.

G           D     C         G
Kundol, patola, upo’t kalabasa
G                D                  G
At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,
G             D   C           G
Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
C             D                G
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.

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