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

Definition for the Tagalog word likuran:

likurán  Play audio #8389
[noun] behind; back side; back; background

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Root: likod
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Its root word is "likod" (back). Based on usage, "likuran" is used interchangeably with "likod", although strictly speaking, "likod" refers to the back itself, while "likuran" can mean the general area behind something.

"Makati ang likod/likuran ko" = My back is itchy. ("Likod" would be more accurate here)

"May kotse sa likod/likuran mo" = There's a car behind you ("Likuran" would be more accurate here)

"Kunan mo ng litrato si Beth na 'yung bundok ang nasa likod/likuran niya" = Take a picture of Beth with the mountain at the background. (Likuran)

"Ang dumi ng likod/likuran mo" = Your back is so dirty. (If the dirty part is only at the back of the torso, then "likod" would be accurate. However, if the dirty area is from the back of the head down to the heel, then "likuran" would be accurate)

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Kapág tumayô ka, siguradong pápaupuín ka nung nasa likurán mo.
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If you'd stand up, surely the person behind you will ask you to sit down.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
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Siya ay tumayo sa likuran ko.
Tatoeba Sentence #2801876 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
He stood behind me.

Pumunta kami sa likuran ng kotse at saka tumulak.
Tatoeba Sentence #2768233 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We got behind the car and pushed.

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