Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word mag-alaga in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word mag-alaga:

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[verb] to take care of; to care; to raise; to baby sit; to care for; to attend to; to watch over; to conserve

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Verb conjugations of mag-alaga:

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Root: alagaConjugation Type: Mag-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mag-ala  Play audio #18972
Completed (Past):
nag-ala  Play audio #18973
Uncompleted (Present):
nag-áala  Play audio #18974
Contemplated (Future):
mag-áala  Play audio #18975
Verb family:
alagaan  |  
maalagaan  |  
pangalagaan  |  
mapangalagaan  |  
mangala  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Mag-alaga Example Sentences in Tagalog: (15)
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Nag-áala ang nars ng mga maysakít.
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The nurse is taking care of the sick people.
Magalíng siyáng mag-ala ng kotse.
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He's good at taking care of cars.
Nagpasiyá siyáng mag-ala ng mga kuneho.
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She decided to raise rabbits.
Alám ko kung paano mag-ala ng hardín.
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I know how to cultivate a garden.
Nag-ala at nagbenta silá ng mga baboy.
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They raised and sold pigs.
Sino ang nag-ala sa matandáng babae?
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Who took care of the old woman?
Waláng sínumán sa atin ang nag-ala nitó.
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None of us looked after it.
Akó ang nag-áala ng mga aso sa bahay.
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I look after the dogs at home.
Si Carmen ang nag-áala ng mga bulaklák.
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Carmen takes care of the flowers.
Si Lina ang nag-áala sa mga nakababatang kapatíd.
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Lina takes care of her younger siblings.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Sila ay nag-aalaga ng mga bulaklak sa hardin.
Tatoeba Sentence #2801847 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
They grow flowers in the garden.

Sa bukid noon, nag-alaga ang lahat ng manok at koneho.
Tatoeba Sentence #1420508 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
In the countryside, everybody used to breed chicken and rabbits.

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How to pronounce mag-alaga:

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