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

Definition for the Tagalog word baso:

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[noun]  drinking glass; tumbler

Root: baso
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Baso" applies to all types of drinking glasses, be it made of glass, plastic, metal, wood, or paper (paper cup).

If you'd like to ask for a glass of water, you can say:

"Pwedeng (pwede + na) makahingî ng isáng basong tubig?" = Could I ask for a glass of water, please?
"Pwede pong (po + na) makahingî ng isáng basong tubig?" (same meaning, just more respectful)

"Pwede pong makahingi ..." would be respectful and is appropriate if you're a guest in someone's house, especially if you're addressing a person who you think is at least about your age.

"Pwedeng makahingi..." is the norm in restaurants. Even without the "pong", it will still sound respectful for as long as you don't sound demanding.

If you're asking for water for your group:

"Pwede kamíng makahingî ng tubig? = Could we ask for water, please? (The "ng" in "pwedeng" above now goes to the end of "kami" = kaming (kami + na). - (in a restaurant)

"Pwede po kamíng makahingî ng tubig? (More respectful. The "ng" in "pong" above now goes with "kami" => "kaming") (as a guest in someone's home)

There's a popular Filipino folk dance called "Pandanggo sa Ilaw" (Fandango with lights) and a similar one called "Oasíoas" (o-wa-si-was). I mentioned these because crystal glasses with lighted candles inside are used in these dances. Whenever possible also, the lights are turned off towards the end of the dance and the effect can be magical.

"Oasioas" is an old regional spelling of the Tagalog word "iwasiwas". It is not a commonly used word. It means to wave (like a flag) or to brandish (like a sword). "Iwagáywáy" is more often used now than "iwasiwas".

Pandanggo sa Ilaw - Oasioas:

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Example Sentences Available Icon Baso Example Sentences in Tagalog: (8)
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Maglagáy ka ng yelo sa baso.
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Put some ice in the glass.
Ayaw kong inumán ang basong ginamit niyá.
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I don't want to drink from the glass he used.
Binasag ko ang baso
I broke the glass.
Gustó ko ang kulay ng iniinumán niyáng baso
I like the color of the glass he's drinking from.
Nabagsák ang baso sa sahíg at nabasag
The glass fell on the floor and broke.
Nilálagyán ng tubig ni Anne ang baso ni Bob.
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Anne is pouring water into Bob's glass.
Nalaglág at nabasag ang hawak niyáng baso
The glass he was holding dropped and broke.
Ang natapong tubig na galing sa baso ay dagliang sinipsíp ng tuyóng lu
The water that spilled from the glass was instantly absorbed by the dry soil.

User-submitted Example Sentences (7):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
May baso sa mesa.
Tatoeba Sentence #1875990 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
There is a glass on the table.

Basong tubig, nga.
Tatoeba Sentence #1789597 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
A glass of water, please.

Isang baso ng tubig, po.
Tatoeba Sentence #1611663 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'd like a glass of water, please.

Pinuno niya ang baso ng alak.
Tatoeba Sentence #3243773 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
He filled the glass with wine.

Kunin mo ang gamot niya't basong tubig.
Tatoeba Sentence #1885356 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Go get her medicine and a glass of water.

Isang basong gatas ang ininom ko sa umaga.
Tatoeba Sentence #1369068 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I drank a glass of milk this morning.

Huwag mong galawin ang kutsara at ang basong iyan.
Tatoeba Sentence #2761912 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Don't move that spoon and glass.

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