"Upang" is hardly used now in ordinary, casual conversations. More common is the adopted Spanish "para" (for) instead. Nowadays, you will hear "upang" mainly in formal and strictly Tagalog conversations or speeches.
Formal Rank: #68 Casual Rank: #562 ** 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.
Upang Example Sentences in Tagalog: (4)
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