"Mabilis ang galaw ng mga ulap pag may parating na bagyo" = The movement of the clouds is fast when there's an approaching storm.
"Bakit ka ba galaw nang galaw?" = Why do you keep on moving? (Why can't you stay put?)
"Maingat kami sa mga galaw namin kapag nasa bahay kami ng lola namin" = We are careful with our movements/We watch our demeanor/We behave properly when we're at our grandmother's house
"Hindi ko gusto ang (mga) galaw ni Jack" = I don't like Jack's demeanor
"Kilos" is also a word that means movement or demeanor, but they have to be consciously made and therefore, human movement. It may be used instead of "galaw" in the example sentences above, except for the first one because it is referring to the movement of the clouds.
Adjective: MAGALAW "Ang mesa ay magalaw" = The table is wobbly.
Formal Rank: #1596 Casual Rank: #898 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Galaw Example Sentence in Tagalog:
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They're watching my every move.
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