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

Definition for the Tagalog word magbantay:

magbantáy  Play audio #7363
[verb] to guard; to look after; to keep watch; to stand watch

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Verb conjugations of magbantay:

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Root: bantayConjugation Type: Mag-
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Contemplated (Future):
magbantáy  Play audio #7363
Completed (Past):
nagbantáy  Play audio #19028
Uncompleted (Present):
nagbábantáy  Play audio #19029
Contemplated (Future):
magbábantáy  Play audio #19030
Verb family:
bantayán  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Magbantay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
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Naiwan siyá para magbantáy ng mga tupa.
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He was left to tend the sheep.
Bakit kailangan nating patuloy na magbantáy?
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Why do we need to keep on the watch?
Magbantáy ka sa tindahan habang may nilalakad akó.
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Tend the store while I run an errand.
Sino ang nagbantáy sa botika?
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Who manned the pharmacy?
Nagbantáy silá para tingnán kung anó ang mangyayari.
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They watched to see what would happen.
Nagbantáy si Leila ng mga kapatíd.
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Leila looked after her siblings.
Kilala ko ang nagbábantáy sa kaniyá.
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I know who's looking after her.
Itó ang grupong nagbábantáy ng mga boto.
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This is the group guarding the votes.
Magalíng ang nagbábantáy na katunggalî.
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The opponent who guards is good.
Si Mang Lito ang nagbábantáy sa bodega.
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Mang Lito guards the warehouse.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Sinong nagbabantay sa asong ito?
Tatoeba Sentence #2801857 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Who looks after this dog?

"Anong klaseng sensasyon?" tanong ng isang nagbabantay ng tindahan.
Tatoeba Sentence #4444008 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
"What kind of sensation?" asked the salesperson.

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How to pronounce magbantay:

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Related English Words:
keep watchkept watchkeep watchkeeping watchguardguardsguardingguardedlook afterlooked afterlooking afterstand watch
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