MALAS

At least two meanings for this word.

Spanish-derived word
malas
bad luck, unlucky

 

iwas-malas
avoidance of misfortune

 

kamalasan
bad luck

minalas
suffered a bad turn of luck

Ang kasalungat ng malas ay suwerte.
The opposite of bad luck is good luck.


native Tagalog word
malas
intent look

 

malasin
to observe, look intently at

ipamalas
to show, prove one’s ability

Ipamalas mo ang iyong galing.
Show off your talent.
= Let your talent be seen.