Origins of the Chabacano Vacia

The Chabacano vacia is pronounced as basha. For this article, we will use the Spanish spelling vacia.

The Spanish vaciar means 'to empty or drain'. Obviously, this comes from the Spanish word vacio (or at least the two words are connected) which means 'empty'.

In Chabacano, the word vacia can mean either 'to pour' or 'to empty'. So when asking somebody to pour the contents of a container, it is often necessary to specify whether you mean to pour everything or just a partial amount in Chabacano.

Here are some examples of how this is used in the Chabacano language.

Chabacano: Vacia todo aqui.
English: Pour everything here.

Chabacano: *Un poco lang vacia na balde.
English: Pour a little into the bucket.

Chabacano: Vacia agua favor na palangana.
English: Pour water into the basin, please.

In Spanish, the word vaciar also means to empty out or drain something. However, I am not certain if this word can also mean to pour in the Spanish language.

*Un poco is often pronounced as umpoco in Chabacano.

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