Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word bagay in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word bagay:

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[noun]  thing; item; matter; object; article
[adjective]  suitable; suitable for; compatible; apropos; appropriate; typical; applicable; fitting

Root: bagay
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"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.

String frequency indicator:

This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Bagay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (22)
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Huwág kang gumamit ng mga bagay na hindî sa iyó.
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Don't use things that don't belong to you.
Magdalá lang mga bagay na magkakasya sa maleta mo.
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Only carry items than can fit in your luggage.
Mahirap ipahayág ang mga bagay na hindî mo maunawaan.
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It's difficult to express things that you don't understand.
Masayá akó kapág ipinápamigáy ko ang mga bagay na hindî ko na kailangan
I'm happy when I gave away the stuff that I no longer need.
Ayaw kong matanóng ng bagay na hindî ko masagót
I don't want to be asked things I can't answer.
Anó ang bagay na madalás na ninanakaw nilá
What's the thing that they steal most often?
Ang gustó ko sa iyó, kumakanâ ka sa lahát ng bagay
What I like about you is that you succeed in everything.
Mareréalize mo ang halagá ng isáng bagay kapág nawalâ mo itó
You will realize the worth of something when you lose it.
Hindî na kailangang ilarawan ang isáng bagay na tukoy na
There is no need to describe something that is obvious.
Hindî ko na ginágastá ang ipon ko sa mga bagay na hindî ko kailangan
I am no longer spending my savings on items I do not need.
Inakusahán ba kitá ng mga bagay na mala sa katotohanan
Did I accuse you of things that are far from the truth?
Hindî mareréalize ni Liza na nangunguli siyá kung abalá siyá sa ibáng bagay
Liza won't realize that she's lonely if she's busy with other things.
Tutukuyin nilá ang mga bagay na kailangan nilá sa kaniláng kasál
They will specify the stuff they need for their wedding.
Magdédesisyón kamí mamayâ tungkól sa bagay na itó
We will decide on this matter later.
Kailangang ganapín nilá ang lahát ng bagay na iniutos ko
They had to observe all the things I commanded.

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How to pronounce bagay:

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Related Filipino Words:
pakikibagaymakibagaybágay-bagaybumagaynababagayibagaybagay na bagaybagayan
Related English Words:
thingarticletypicalsuitablesuitable forcompatibleobjectappropriateapplicableaproposfittingmatter
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