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Why: Bakit

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Bakit

If you want to know the reason behind a particular thing (e.g., reason/s behind event, action, scenario), you can use the Filipino question word "bakit." This word translates to "why".
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Examples:
Why are you sad?
Bakit ka malungkót?
Why did you leave?
Bakit ka umalís?
Why are you late?
Bakit ka nahulí?
Why did Jose Rizal die?
Bakit pinatáy si José Rizál?
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Examples:
Why are you sad?
Bakit ka malungkot?
Why did you leave?
Bakit ka umalis?
Why are you late?
Bakit ka nahuli?
Why did Jose Rizal die?
Bakit pinatay si Jose Rizal?
You will sometimes hear Filipinos pronouncing this as "ba-ket" with a letter e on the second syllable (instead of letter i). This is a typical mannerism of some people, pronouncing a syllable consisting of a letter i vowel as letter e (e.g., masakít as ma-sa-két, dikít as di-két, malapit as ma-la-pet).
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