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

Definition for the Tagalog word magtagal:

magtagál  Play audio #9850
[verb]  to take long (time); to last long; to tarry

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Verb conjugations of magtagal:

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Root: tagalConjugation Type: Mag-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
magtagál  Play audio #9850
Completed (Past):
nagtagál  Play audio #19274
Uncompleted (Present):
nagtátagál  Play audio #19275
Contemplated (Future):
magtátagál  Play audio #19276
Verb family:
tumagál  |  
matagalán  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Magtagal Example Sentences in Tagalog: (11)
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Huwág tayong magtagál dito.
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Let's not stay too long here.
Hindî nagtagál, naghiwaláy ang mag-asawa.
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After a while, the married couple separated.
Magtagál kayâ itóng murang cell phone na nabilí ko?
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I wonder if this cheap cell phone that I bought would last long.
Nagtátagál si Alice ng mga tatlóng buwán sa America kapág pumúpuntá siyá doón.
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Alice stays for about three months in America when she goes there.
Mas nagtátagál si Julie sa loób ng bookstore kaysa sa supermarket.
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Julie stays longer inside a bookstore than in a supermarket.
Tumirá akó sa California at sa New York, pero sa California akó nagtagál.
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I lived in California and New York, but it was in California that I stayed long.
Magtátagál pa kayâ ang ulán?
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Would the rain still continue for some time?
Hindî magtátagál at mag-aaway ang dalawáng batang iyán.
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It won't take long before those two kids will quarrel.
Kung hindî ka magtátagál sa loób ng mall, híhintayín na lang kitá dito sa labás.
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If you won't take long inside the mall, I'll just wait for you here outside.
Hindî na magtátagál ang buhay ng lola kong may sakít.
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My sick grandma does not have much time left to live.

User-submitted Example Sentences (4):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Huwag kang magtagal.
Tatoeba Sentence #1863558 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Don't be long.

Di bang nagtagal sila sa bayan?
Tatoeba Sentence #1796267 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Weren't they a long time in the town?

Sori, pero di ako puwedeng magtagal.
Tatoeba Sentence #2175453 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm sorry, I can't stay long.

Naubusan ako ng pera noong nagtagal ako sa India.
Tatoeba Sentence #2202023 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I ran out of money during my stay in India.

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How to pronounce magtagal:

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Related Filipino Words:
tagálmatagáltumagálgaano katagálmatagalánpatagalínpinakamatagálpangmatagalantagalánkatagalan
Related English Words:
take longtake a long timetakes longtook longtaking longlast longlasts longlasted longlasting longtarrytarriestarriedtarrying
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