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.