v. 1. appear for a moment on a surface. Ígù lang mihátaw ang íhu sa dágat, The shark just appeared for a second on the surface; 2. appear on a surface. Mihátaw ang mga gamut, The roots appeared on the surface. hatawhataw v. for one thing or a small number to be moving in a solitary way over an open area. Aku ra giyuy naghatawhataw sa awdituryum, I was the only one moving about in the auditorium. Usa ka sakayan nga naghatawhataw sa kadagátan, A small boat sailing alone in the sea.