to exercise, as in to practice
a place for practice
unskilled, unused to
unskilled worker / laborer
I’m not trained in cooking.
= I’m not good at cooking because I haven’t done much of it.
Nakasanayan ko na ang magpuyat.
I’ve become used to staying up late.
Sanay akong mag-Ingles.
I’m proficient in English (because I’m used to using it).
Sanay akong maglaba.
I’m proficient at doing laundry (from having done it a lot).
Sanayin mo ang iyong sarili na magising nang maaga.
Train yourself to wake up early.
= Get yourself used to waking up early.
Unrelated to the above word, Sana’y is a combination of the words Sana and ay.