Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word asin in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word asin:

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[noun] salt

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Root: asin
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Lagyán mo ng asín ang sopas kasí matabáng" = Put salt in the soup because it's bland.

Verb forms:

Asinán = to put/add salt (infinitive/imperative; object-focused) - inasinán, ináasinán, áasinán

"Tamà ba ang lasa ng sopas sa'yó? Kung matabáng, asinán mo na lang (or "lagyán mo na lang ng asín") = Is the soup's taste just right for you? If it's bland, just add salt to it.

Asnán = to put/rub salt on meat before cooking or for curing or preserving purposes (infinitive/imperative; object-focused) - inásnán (also naásnán), ináasnán, áasnán

"Bago mo ilagáy/itágo/itabí ang isdâ sa freezer, asnán mo muna" = Before you put/keep the fish in the freezer, rub salt onto it first. ("Itago" normally means "to hide something" and "itabí" means "to put aside/to the side", however, they're also at times the terms used when putting ("hiding") things inside a refrigerator or cabinets or other similar containers).

"Inásnán/Naásnán mo na ba itóng manók na ilúlutò ko?" = Have you salted this chicken that I am going to cook?

There's also a Filipino folk rock group called "Asin" and they're known for songs about social consciousness.

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Dinagdagán mo ba ng asín itóng nilulu ko?
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Did you add salt to what I'm cooking?
Waláng asín.
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There's no salt.
Marami ka ba kung maglagáy ng asín sa pagkain mo?
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Do you put a lot of salt in your food?
Iniisip ni Mary kung lálagyán pa ulî niyá ng asín ang nilulu niyá.
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Mary is thinking about whether she should add more salt into what she's cooking.
Lagyán mo pa ng asín ang nilulu mo.
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Add more salt to what you're cooking.

User-submitted Example Sentences (3):
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Ang pasta na kinain mo'y may napakakonting asin.
Tatoeba Sentence #7742053 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The pasta you ate had too little salt.

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