Tagalog – The Quirkiness That Is the Word Ba

Sometimes, just knowing a SINGLE word/phrase/expression can get you pretty far and make for a good time. In the case of the Filipino language (Tagalog), if you can just master the word ‘ba’ you’ll go far indeed.

Ba ftw!

Nope, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke!

 

The above table is actually legit.

 

Here’s an actual conversation that (somehow) makes sense… and one you might hear (maybe) while waiting for an elevator.

 

Question:

“Bababa ba?”

 

Answer:

“Bababa”

 

Confirm:

“Ba? Bababa? Ahhhh, bababa”

 

Fin

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