BUTAS

When pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, this word means 'a hole.'

 


butas
hole


May butas.
There's a hole.


butas ng ilong
"hole of nose"
=nostril


panakip-butas
"hole cover"
(stopgap measure, temporary substitute)
 
 
 



When pronounced with the stress on the last syllable, this word means 'having a hole.'


butás
perforated


Butás ang bulsa ko.
My pocket has a hole.
 
 
butás ang bulsa
having no money


Laging butás ang bulsa ko.
My pocket always has a hole.
= I am always without money.


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