sabat1gerSomeone said,... (lit., someone's saying)Used as a formula for direct quotations. For indirect quotations, see hambay 1.'Ang sabat ni Lulīta, "Mas ma'āyu pa gāni' baya 'ang magsarili 'aku paglūtu'."Lolita said (lit., The saying of Lolita [was]), "It is probably better for me to be alone in cooking."'Ang sabat ku naman sa 'ākun panugāngan, "Sin'ung mangasāwa sa 'ākun? Sayud ninda nga 'aku, hay may 'asāwa na."I said to my parent-in-law, "Who would court me? They know that, as for me, [I] already have a husband."cfbalīta' balīta' balīta' ginabalita'anginsalaysayhambayhambayhambayhambayhambayapagsiling, siling pagtinawagan2 salaysaysalaysaysalaysaysalaysaysilingsilingsilingsilingtawagtawagtawagtawagvSomeone answers someone else, or talks back to someone else in an insolent manner.magsabat1infto answer or to talk back to someoneNa'ahatan si Līlay magsabat sa 'iya ning hū'u.Lilay was forced to answer yes to her [father].2Abilitative negative with kasabat.'Indi' magsabat nang prisyu kay ginahuyat pa 'adtung kapitan nga mahuman nang kasulatan.[He] will not answer [about] the price because that village head is being waited for who will make a written agreement.Waya' kasabat si Suylu sa 'iya tatay.Zoilo was not able to answer to his father.nagasabatSarīli ku gāni' nga 'unga' hay waya' nagasabat sa 'ākun.Really my own son does not talk back to me.nagsabat, sumabat'Ang hambay ku, "Ma'āyu nga hāpun!" Tapus, nagsabat da si Nīna sa 'ākun nga "Dāyun!"I said, "Good afternoon!" Then Nena answered me, "Come in!"Sumabat si Birtu sa 'ākun nga "Ginapasāyud ta 'ikaw nga si Bīni hay patay na."Berto answered me "You are being informed by me that Benny has already died."nakasabatNakasabat si Tasya ning "Hū'u" nang nabati'an niya 'ang 'uligham nang 'iya tatay sa sākup nang simbāhan.Tacia was able to answer "Yes" when she heard the voice of her father inside the church.pagsabatgersomeone's answering or talking back'Adtu nga dā'an sa 'iya pagsabat nga hū'u, nakatilaw siya ning tampūyung sa 'iya tatay.At that time of her answering yes, she experienced a slap from her father.