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

Definition for the Tagalog word balikat:

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[noun] shoulder

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Root: balikat
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Right shoulder" is "kanang balikat" and "left shoulder" is "kaliwang balikat".

"Kanan" (right) and "kaliwa" (left) are modifiers that you add "na" to (kanan + na = kanang; kaliwa + na = kaliwang) to link it to the word it modifies.

Unlike other modifiers (adjectives or adverbs), these 2 words won't work correctly if you will place them after the word they modify. To say "balikat na kanan" or "balikat na kaliwa" would mean to us like "right-handed shoulder" and "left-handed shoulder". For the reversal to sound correct, "sa" is used instead of "na". "Balikat sa kanan" = shoulder at the right side; "balikat sa kaliwa" = shoulder at the left side.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Balikat Example Sentences in Tagalog: (5)
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Bilang mámamahayág, malakíng respónsibilidád ang nakaatang sa aking balikat.
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As a journalist, great responsibility rests on my shoulders.
Suma sa balikat ko ang malamíg niyáng palad.
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Her cold palm lightly touched my shoulder.
Kailán pa nagsimuláng sumakít ang balikat mo?
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Since when did your shoulder begin to ache?
Pápasanín ka niyá sa kaniyáng balikat at iuuwî.
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He will carry you on his shoulders and bring you home.
Sumásakít ang mga balikat ni Bob kapág itinátaás niyá ang kanyáng mga kamáy.
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Bob's shoulders hurt when he raises his hands.

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Inilagay niya ang kanyang kamay sa aking balikat.
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He placed his hand on my shoulder.

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