What's The English Of...

By Eric - 1:18 AM

English is a global language, we can't argue with that. Lucky I, that I was born in a speaking country, yet, it's not really our first language nor claiming ourselves as native speakers of English but then, it's our official and also a medium of instructions daily & everywhere.
As an experienced ESL teacher locally and abroad, to be proficient and fluent in all aspects is a must or else it's gonna be an abysmal embarrassment for life, especially to those Filipinos who claim and teach English abroad.
What's driven me to post this, is that at times when a foreign visitor would come to the Philippines and certainly ask about our things around in English out of their curiosities & appreciating our environments. Lo, I have thought of sharing what I've learned about when I was asked the English of "Banaba" tree, (Queen's Flower/Pride of India)
Well, here are the lists that I knew some in English which practically you could see in the Philippines and even in some parts of Southeast Asia. Thanks to Stuart for the help..really.
This may help somehow to those who are eager to learn the English translations of Philippine plants, I mean just the common plants that you could see around your backyard.

Balimbing - Star Fruit



Kamias - Pickle Tree 



Seniguelas - Spanish Plum


Alugbati - Vine Spinach


Saluyot - Jute Leaves


Kulitis - Amaranth / Chinese Spinach


Amor Seco - Love Grass


Atis - Sugar Apple


Baguio Beans - French beans / String Beans


Lato - Sea Grape  / Sea Caviar


Anahaw - Footstool Palm


Mabolo - Velvet Apple / Butter Apple



Okra - Lady's Finger / Okra


Santol - Sour Apple / Cotton Fruit


Sitaw - Yard Long Beans


Tisa - Yellow Sapote


Acacia - Rain Tree


Acacia (wild) - Soap Pod


Acacia Crassicarpa - Red Wattle / Thick-Podded Salwood


Atsuete - Lipstick Plant


Adelfa - South Sea Rose


Wild Tobacco

Sword Gave


Ash Colored Fleabane



Agoho - Whistling Tree / Iron Wood


Marigold


Ringworm Bush



Artillery Plant


Asparagus Fern / Ornamental Asparagus



Emerald Fern


Headache Tree


Orchid Tree / Butterfly flower


Climbing Dayflower


Custard Apple


Chinese Wormwood


Breadfruit tree



Wild Bitter Melon


Bullrush


Arrowroot / Obedient Plant


Cherry Tree


Mountain Arnica


Cassia flower / Mimosa Bush / Needle Bush


American Evergreen / Arrow Leaf / Arrowhead Vine


Asoka Tree / Sorrow-less Tree 

Disclaimer: All photos were taken from Google Images and Stuart.

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