"Ang tubig ay isáng bagay na kailangan nating lahát" = Water is a thing/something that we all need.
Waláng bagay = "nothing"/no bother
"Huwág ka nang mágpasalamat sa ginawâ ko. Waláng bagay 'yun sa akin" = Don't even thank me for what I did. It's nothing to me.
Bágay-bagay = an assortment of things
"Ang pináguusapan namin ay mga bágay-bagay na siguradong hindi ka magiging interesado" = What we are discussing are (an assortment of) things that for sure you'll not be interested in.
Waláng kabágay-bagay = (something) of no significance
"Waláng kabágay-bagay ang pinág-awayan nilá Anna at Mary" = Anna and Mary quarreled over something so trivial.
Bagay = suitable
"Bagay kay Bob ang may bigote" = Having a mustache suits Bob
"Mas bagay kay Mary ang mahabang buhók" = Mary looks better with long hair.
"Kapé ang bagay sa cake na itó" = Coffee is what will go well with this cake.
"Kung masyadong payát ang isáng babae, hindi bagay na magsuót siyá ng puláng pantalón kasí magmumukhâ siyáng thermometer" = If a woman is too skinny, it's not appropriate for her to wear red pants because she'd look like a thermometer. 😁
Common verb forms: (related to "suitable" meaning)
Bumagay = to suit (subject-focused) - bumagay, bumábagay, babagay
"Kailangang bumilí ni Rose ng sapatos na babagay sa bago niyáng damít" = Rose needs to buy a pair of shoes that will match her new dress.
Mabagay = to be suitable/fitting (subject-focused) - normally used only in the present tense - "nababagay"
"Ang nababagay na magíng asawa ni Anna ay si Mark" = The suitable man to become Anna's husband/the suitable husband for Anna is Mark
Makibagay = to fit in with; "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" (subject-focused) - nakibagay, nakíkibagay, makíkibagay
"Kapág nasa ibáng bansâ ka, kailangan mong makibagay sa paraán ng pamumuhay nila" = When you're in another country, you need to adjust/adapt to their way of life.
Bagayan = to suit/match/adapt to something (object-focused) - binagayan, binábagayan, babagayan
"Subukan mong bagáyan'/gayahin ang pag-uugalì ni Tom kasí isa siyáng mabaít na bata" = Try to imitate/copy Tom's character because he's a good boy.
"Hindí lahát ng babae ay binábagayan ng maiklíng buhók" = Not all women look good with short hair.
Formal Rank: #294 Casual Rank: #205 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Bagay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (29)
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