"Bata" is a term for child, however when discussing a child in terms of "someone's child", one should use the term "anak" instead. "Anak" is a genderless term for "son" or "daughter". For example: "I saw a child on the street" would use the term "bata". However, "This is my child" should use the term "anak."
Formal Rank: #139 Casual Rank: #110 ** 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.
Bata Example Sentences in Tagalog: (80)
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