English. Is wasted, as effort; is in vain.
Subanen. Su pimulau gubi, migula'ula' gupia, pu' nda' pa tanan pekapet, migela' sungatay babuy.
English. My sweet potato patch was a failure, because before the plants had even grown together, they had all been rooted up by pigs.
Subanen. Miula'ula' dagid ki gimuud ni Ki Ndagaw, pu' mengagaw petailen, inugunanen.
English. But ole Ndagaw's soul is wasted. We know, because he's after his loved ones (Referring to one dead, allegorical language.).
Subanen. Sa' maan amu, pegbintabinta niui megela' niu, pu' mekula'ula'.
English. When you eat, figure how much you consume, because it's (what you don't eat) going to be wasted.