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

Definition for the Tagalog word basta:

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[adverb]  just so long as; only; just; simply; enough; sufficient; as long as; make sure you
[interjection]  stop!; for no reason!; just because!; anything for (you/him/her)

Root: basta
String frequency indicator:

This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Basta Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
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Bastá dumatíng ka sa oras.
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Just arrive on time.
Bastá isipin mong mahál kitá.
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Just keep in mind that I love you.
Bastá ikáw
Anything for you! / I'll do anything for you!
Bastá. Surpresa iyón
Just wait. It's a surprise.
Hindî lang bastá magandá, matalino pa
Not just beautiful, but smart too.
Magíng orihinál ka at hindî bastá gumagaya lang.
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Be original and not just an imitator.
Huwág mong bastá iniiwan na lang ang mga gamit mo sa mesa
Don't just leave your stuff on the table.
Bastá ibinigáy niyá itó sa akin at hindî siyá nagpakilala
He just gave this to me and did not introduce himself.
Huwág mong bastá ibíbigáy kahit kanino. Ibigáy mo mismo kay Peter. 
Don't just give it to anyone. Give it to Peter personally.

User-submitted Example Sentences:
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba. These are usually correct, but may occasionally have errors.
Basta tingnan ako.
Tatoeba Sentence #1869554 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Just watch me.

Dapat basta umalis na ako.
Tatoeba Sentence #1667783 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I must go right away.

Basta tatapusin ko itong trabaho.
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I will finish this work somehow.

Ang bahay ay hindi lang basta gusali.
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A home is more than a mere building.

Basta kumain ka ng anuman kung baka sakali.
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Have something to eat just in case.

Puwede kang pumunta, pero basta maaga kang umuwi.
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You may go as long as you come home early.

Ang pinakaimportante sa buhay ay maging basta sarili.
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The most important thing in life is to be yourself.

Hindi makákasama ang pag-inom ng tubig, basta huwag sobra.
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Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.

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How to pronounce basta:

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Related Filipino Words:
basta-bastábastá na lang
Related English Words:
make sure youjust so long asas long asanything forenoughsufficientonlyjustsimplyfor no reasonjust because
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