GAYA

 
gaya
imitation

gaya
like, similar


kagaya

similar

gayahin
to copy

paggaya
imitation

Gayahin mo ito.
Copy this.

Huwag mo akong gayahin.
Don’t copy me. Don’t do like I did.


Ginaya ko sila.
I copied them.  I did as they did.

 
The Tagalog phrase gaya-gaya puto maya is used to mock someone who is trying to copy someone else (gaya means “to imitate”). The rice cake puto maya is sort of like a mock version of the classic puto.