English. One's child, offspring.
Subanen. Sug bata' mu si Nora, sa' meliaga, pabi' mu deli' dinaan, pu' nda'iduni megbelang nami.
English. Your child Nora, if you'd like, have her come live with me, because we have no one to babysit.
English. Bears offspring.
Subanen. Kig libun kia, pelenakan gupia megbata'; sepulu' na bu telu ig bata'en, bedes na pelum.
English. That woman really has children frequently; she has 13 children already, and now she's pregnant again.
Synonym. gaan 2
Subanen. Sug bata' pimulau ma'is, pingeksab pa pelum nu nati ni Sibiu, mitekpek pa pelum.
English. Cibiu's young water buffalo is grazing in my little corn field, and he has eaten off all the leaves.
Grammar. Is not affixed for adj..
English. A child, children, rather than adult, adults.
Subanen. Ki gembata' kini, ma'niin gabelabel, pu' ndi' na metana'.
English. As for this child, he's like a gyrating insect, because he can't hold still.
English. An expression of respect used when ordering s.o. who is equal or higher in status.
Subanen. Naa, ndi'a pa, bata'bata' mu deli' tulun dinaan sug libru kiin.
English. Now then, wait a minute, (polite) hand me that book.
English. Of an adult, acts, is, speaks like a child, esp. like a small child.
Subanen. Sa' mesu'at, mengimbata'i mekpuit dini'a.
English. If it's okay, someone childish will send s.t. to you.
English. One's relative.
English. Takes s.o. else's child to live with one, because it is believed that his health or safety will thus improve, adopts.
English. Monetary interest.
Synonym. ganansya; tubu'
English. Of a woman, is fertile.
Synonym. abak; pelenakan
Idiom: bata' begutaw
English. A teenage boy.
Subanen. Naa bena' mikegbeleng nailan, inaan muka' su nga ngudan ku, ditu dami ni Ina' nda' pekpesuay. Mendadi, bena' bata' begutaw nau, iini mibianan ku pelum, megdunutu mendagang penepeten ditu ngag Lenaun.
English. Now when (my parents) divorced, my younger brothers and I went to live with Mother, we did not separate. So, when I was already
an adolescent, here's what I experienced in turn, I stuck with a Maranao who sold clothing.
Idiom: bata' lai
Variant. bata' eseg
English. A male child, used to distinguish sex.
Idiom: bata' dig legag
English. A child born out of wedlock, bastard.
In group with: bukay 2; buksak; delang; indeg; ingkud; kanap; laub; panaw; tanud; tenteng; tulaung