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See also: tàbí
tabi (plural tabis or tabi)
- marks respect toward the person the speaker is addressing
- Dagos tabi kamo. - Come on in, Sir/Ma'am.
- Maduman tabi ako sa simbahan, Nanay. - I am going to church, Mother.
- Hyphenation: ta‧bi
- talk; empty boasting, promises or claims
- a rumor; a statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth
- gossip; idle talk about someone’s private or personal matters, especially someone not present
- to talk; to communicate, usually by means of speech
- to criticize someone for something of which one is guilty oneself
- to chitchat
- to gossip
- excuse me
- go away
- a customary expression to excuse oneself from spirits or ghosts so as to avoid offending or injuring them, used especially when passing through or entering an unfamiliar, wooded or haunted place
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:tabi.
- Rōmaji transcription of
- space, place, or position beside or near a person or thing
- act of taking a position near or beside another
- act of staying or passing along the side or border of (a road, river, etc.)
- edge; border