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bagay

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

Definition for the Tagalog word bagay:


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


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.

Adjective:

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.

Bagay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (7)
Huwág kang gumamit ng mga bagay na hindî sa iyóInspect sentence
Don't use things that don't belong to you.
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Huwág kang gagastos para sa mga hindî kailangang bagayInspect sentence
Don't spend your money on unessential things.
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Dapat isinásau ang mga bagay na hinirámInspect sentence
Things that were borrowed should be returned.
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Hindî ko tinátandaán ang mga bagay na hindî importante sa akinInspect sentence
I don't make an effort to remember things that are not important to me.
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Si Jim ang palaging nasisisi kapág may mga nawáwaláng bagayInspect sentence
Jim is the one who always gets blamed when things get lost.
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Maáasahan mo si Tom pagdatíng sa mga ganyáng bagayInspect sentence
You can rely on Tom when it comes to such things.
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Mámahalín mo ang mga bagay na ibiníbigáy sa iyó ng lola moInspect sentence
You should treasure the items that your grandma gives you.
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Related Filipino Words:
bágay-bagaybumagaynababagaybagayanibagaybagay na bagaypakikibagay
Related English Words:
thingarticletypicalsuitablesuitable forcompatibleobjectappropriateapplicableaproposfitting
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