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

Definition for the Tagalog word mag-usap:

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[verb] to have a discussion; to converse; to have a conversation; to chat; (reciprocal verb)

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Verb conjugations of mag-usap:

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Root: usapConjugation Type: Mag-
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Contemplated (Future):
mag-usap  Play audio #8338
Completed (Past):
nag-usap  Play audio #19011
Uncompleted (Present):
nag-uusap  Play audio #19012
Contemplated (Future):
mag-uusap  Play audio #19013
Verb family:
kausapin  |  
pag-usapan  |  
makausap  |  
makipag-usap  |  
mapag-usapan  |  
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"mag-usap" is ACTOR focused and the actor is always plural (tayo, kami, sila, etc.). This is different from the way the similar verbs of "talk" or "converse" are used in English. For example: To say "John and I had a discussion" you would use "Nag-usap kami ni John", using the plural "kami", for a sentence that literally translates to "We conversed, John." (where "I" is implied in "kami").

"Mag-usap" only indicates people are having a discussion. Ex: "John and Jill are talking." If you'd like to indicate who started the discussion, for example, say "John talked to Jill," try using the verb "makipag-usap".

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Example Sentences Available Icon Mag-usap Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
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Mag-usap tayo.
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Let's talk.
Kailangan nating mag-usap.
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We need to talk.
Puwede ba tayong mag-usap?
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Can we talk? / Can we have a talk?
Nag-usap kamí ni John.
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I talked with John.
Nag-usap ang lola at ang lolo kanina.
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The grandfather and grandmother talked earlier today.
Nag-uusap siná Peter at Paul.
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Peter and Paul are talking to each other.
Mag-usap tayo sa Tagalog.
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Let's talk in Tagalog.
Nag-uusap pa silá doón.
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They are still talking over there.
Sa Sábado kamí mag-uusap ni Jean.
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Jean and I would talk on Saturday.
Saka na tayo mag-usap.
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Let's talk later.

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Alternate spelling(s):
uusap, magusap, nag usap, nag uusap, mag uusap, mag usap, nagusap, naguusap, maguusap
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