Practice Basa (Read) and Basâ (Wet)

Tagalog words with the same spelling can have two different meanings depending on the pronunciation.

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

 

basa
read (verb)

basâ
wet (adjective)

 


 

basa
read (verb)

 

Basahin mo ito.
Read this.

 


 

basâ
wet (adjective)

 

Basâ ang upuan.
The seat is wet.

 


 
The Tagalog word for ‘pronunciation’ is pagbigkas.