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.


butas ang bulsa
having no money


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