To all Pinoys out there. What is Malansa in English?

United States
April 19, 2007 12:48pm CST
Last night I prepared broiled catfish for our dinner. An hour after that I got so many rashes and bumps. Because I have allergy to seafood. I've been trying to explain to my husband what is Malansa in English and the only word I could think of is Fishy taste. But fish is fish and it has a fishy taste. Is there another definition for Malansa other than fishy? Any Advice? Thanks!!
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@jayz06 (82)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
according to an online Tagalog - English dictionary it means "stench" or taste of fish/fishy taste will do understand by your husband.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Wow thank you that's a good idea!
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Tilapia fish - Stench of (rotten fish)
stench of (rotten) fish might be a good suggestion for the english translation of malansa. Usually the freshwater fishes like tilapia, hito (catfish), lapu-lapu (grouper)and carp have this stench smell/odor.
@myahw20 (1117)
• Canada
20 Apr 07
wow..ive never thought of that until now.. hehe.. i still dunno but i'll search for it haha
• United States
20 Apr 07
okay thank you, hope you can find a better definition :).
@salonga (25013)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
This is a six year old discussion but I came across this as I searched in the mylot bar for English translation of "malansa". This is a tagalog word which many called fishy in English but I bet there is a more appropriate English equivalent for this word. I can't sue fishy because there are some food that are malansa although they are not fish. Hahahaha! So I searched online but got nothing but fishy or stench or rotten which to me are not really appropriate translation. So anyone who can answer this question?
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
i dont know. i, too, translate malansa as fishy.
@chiyosan (29396)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
now that is great. i did not realize that it could be stench! wow now i learned yet another thing.
@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
fish - fishy encounter
I don't know but other term for fishy is stench. It's really hard to look for the exact word but fishy term is enough to describe the word "malansa".
@moira20 (226)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
try stinky or disgusting smell! =)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
try obnoxious or repugnant.