"Ibigin" is not appropriate when talking about love of family. For example, it would be incorrect and improper to say "Iniibig ko ang aking anak," since "ibigin" implies a romantic love and not a filial one.
There is not enough data for this entry to determine if it is more common in formal or casual speech.?
Formal Rank: #1550 Casual Rank: #974 ** 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.
Ibigin Example Sentences in Tagalog: (2)
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