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

Definition for the Tagalog word hatinggabi:

hátinggabí  Play audio #111
[noun] midnight

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Root: gabi
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
The word is a noun, but we sometimes use a verb form of it instead. It is unusual because even if the word looks like a verb, it functions as an adverb, "at around midnight".

Hátinggabihín - hinátinggabí, hinahátinggabí, hahatinggabihín - This may look like an object-focused verb, but it does not behave that way when used.

"Baka HÁTINGGABÍ na makauwì si James mamaya." = Maybe it would already be MIDNIGHT when James gets home later.

"Baka HÁTINGGABIHÍN na ng uwi si James mamaya". = Maybe James will get home later AT AROUND MIDNIGHT already.

"Bakit HÁTINGGABÍ ka madalas dumaratíng ng bahay?" = Why do you often arrive home at MIDNIGHT?

"Bakit HINÁHATINGGABÍ ka madalas kapag dumaratíng ng bahay?" = Why is it often AT AROUND MIDNIGHT when you arrive home?

When "hátinggabí" is used, the time is given more focus, while when "hátinggabihín" is used, the verb that occurs at around midnight is the focus.

"Hátinggabí" is also the title of a well-known Filipino "classical" piece of music for violin and piano. In case you're interested to listen to it:

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Example Sentences Available Icon Hatinggabi Example Sentences in Tagalog: (4)
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Hátinggabí na nang makauwî si Ester.
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It was already midnight when Esther got home.
Pinayagan nilá kamíng gamitin ang silíd hanggáng hátinggabí.
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They allowed us to use the room until midnight.
Ginising si Tom ng kaniyáng aso bandáng hátinggabí.
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Tom's dog woke him up around midnight.
Nag-usap kayó hanggáng hátinggabí?
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Did you talk until midnight?

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Halos hatinggabi na dito.
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It's almost midnight here.

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How to pronounce hatinggabi:

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Related Filipino Words:
gabigabíkagabígabi-gabígabihínpanggabíáraw-gabígabíng-gabímamayáng gabíkinágabihán
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