Meaning of *bà

*bà

Cebuano

(from sábà) — dihà it is not true, despite what you say. Bà dihà! Gustu lagi ku nímu, Oh, come on. I do so like you! Bà dihà uy. Wà ka man lagi manghúwat, Oh, shut up! You did not wait for me.



ba

Cebuano

1. question marker used in questions with no interrogative. Muanhi ka ba ugmà? Will you come here tomorrow? 1a. with indirect questions: whether. Pangutan-a si Husi ug nahinumdum ba siya, Ask José if he remembers it. 1b. was it (so-and-so)? Písus ba tu ímung gihátag nákù? Was it a peso you gave me? 2. dì, dílì — 2a. isn’t that the case? Mulikù ta sa tuu, dì ba? We turn right, don’t we? 2b. (so-and-so) is surely going to be the consequence. Hilabti nang makinilya. Dì ba latiguhun tika, Just touch that typewriter. You think I’m not going to smack you one? 3. with interrogatives: particle indicating impatience or a strong questioning tone. Pila bay plíti? How much is it now? unsa — what do you say? how about it? Unsa ba, palitun nátù tung awtu? How about it? Shall we buy that car? — gud particle indicating disbelief. Mangáwat ba gud ku? Do you think I would steal? 4. shall we say? Muanhi ka ug sayu ugmà, mga alas sayis ba, Come here early tomorrow, shall we say, six o’clock? 5. X — Y — either X or Y. Muanhi ka dáyun. Pagkaugmà ba, sa sunud adlaw ba, Come here as soon as possible. Either the next day or the day after that; 6. particle asking if the hearer understands. Si Mistir Krus tu, ag maistru ba, That was Mr. Cruz, the teacher, you know. Sugkáyun, pára ba maáyung pagkaságul, Stir it so, you know, it will get well-mixed; 7. in exclamations: 7a. how unbelievable that it is that way! Pagkabúang ba gayud nákù, How could I be so foolish! 7b. though. Itusmaw sa ínit nga túbig? Pagkamakalulúuy ba sab, Throw it into boiling water? How pitiful! laliman ka — can you beat that! Laliman ka ba niánà! Bayran ang tulu ka awtu ug kás! Can you beat that! Paying cash for the three cars! tíaw mu — Just imagine. Tíaw mu bay latiguhun sa publiku! Imagine! Being whipped in public! ra — see ra.


Cebuano

1. see báli, 2 (dialectal). 2. see bála.