"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.
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