BASA

There are two different meanings for the Tagalog word spelled basa.

Notice the difference in pronunciation between basa (a verb meaning ‘to read’) and basâ (an adjective meaning ‘wet’).

basa
read (verb)

basâ
wet (adjective)

 

The accent is placed on a different syllable.


 

basa
read (verb)

 

Basahin mo ito.
Read this.

 


 

basâ
wet (adjective)

 

Basâ ang upuan.
The seat is wet.

 


For more examples, see basahin.