Take note that the English word "no" can be translated either as the Filipino words "hindi" or "wala", but the two words are not interchangeable. "Hindi" takes the meaning of no as in "not" or "don't" or "do/does not". "Wala" takes the meaning of no as in "none" or "there is none" or indicating the absence of something.
So, in response to the question: "Do you have any coffee?," the correct response would be "Wala." "Hindi" would be incorrect.
Having two words to say the single English word "no" can often be tricky for English speakers to get used to.
Note: Sometimes, especially in casual text, "hindi" is abbreviated to " 'di ".
Formal Rank: #14 Casual Rank: #17 ** 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.
Hindi Example Sentences in Tagalog: (128)
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It can't be.
I am not hungry.
Sumagótkang "oo" o "hindî".
Answer with a "yes" or "no".
Will you attend or not?
Aren't you going to help him?
It looks like he won't be confirmed for the position.
Don't take what's not yours.
I can't understand.
I hope this does not happen again.
We won't be able to get in because it's locked / padlocked.