1. is considered, reckoned as. Kining kwartáha sirbi swildu nímu, This money is considered as your salary; 2. by way of. Sirbi ug pasalámat níay ákung gása álang nímu, By way of thanks I have a present for you. walay — useless. Way sirbing pagkaanáka! Tapulan, What a useless son! He’s so lazy; v. 1. make do, serve. Magsirbi kahà ni pára halígi? Will this do for a post? 1a. be of use, service. Ang ákung kahibalu sa ininglis nagsirbi nákù sa ákung trabáhu, My knowledge of English stood me in good stead in my work; 2. serve in a household. Adtung nagsirbi pa ku sa íla, At the time when I was serving in their place; 2a. work off a debt by rendering menial service or serve time for a penalty. Sa átù pa, musirbi pa ku sa bayinti písus, In other words, I will work off the twenty pesos by serving you; 2b. care, attend to. Ikaw ba tu ang nagsirbi nákù sa huspital? Were you the one who attended to me in the hospital? 2c. serve in the mass; 3. serve food. Isirbi na ang panihápun, Serve supper now. -dur(→), -yinti n. waiter; v. be, become a waiter. -dúra, -yinta n. waitress; v. be, become a waitress. mag-l- n. 1. waiter or waitress; 2. one who assists in saying the mass. -syu n. 1. service, performance of a job in one’s line of duty. Sa dinhà pa ku sa sirbisyu sa pulis, When I was working on the police force; 2. function, purpose which something serves. Unsa may sirbisyu áning pidála? What is the purpose of this pedal? 3. church service. Sa alas dyís ang sirbisyu, The service starts at ten o’clock. -syu Sibil Civil Service; v. 1. serve, perform a job or duty in line of duty; 2. serve or work to pay one’s debt. Sirbisyúhan ku lang ang ákung útang, I will just work my debt off; 3. hold a church service. -syáwu a. having rendered a great service, served well. Gisì na ning payúnga apan sirbisyáwu kaáyu ni kanákù, This umbrella is torn, but it has served me well.
v. serve in tennis and other games played with a net; n. turn to serve, action of serving the ball. Kinsa rung sirbi (sirbisyu)? Whose serve is it? -syu n. see sirbi, n.