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

Definition for the Tagalog word mahirapan:

mahirapan  Play audio #9728
[verb] to experience difficulty/hardship; to have a hard time; to suffer difficulties; to have difficulty; to find something difficult; to be difficult for someone

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Verb conjugations of mahirapan:

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Root: hirapConjugation Type: Ma- -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mahirapan  Play audio #9728
Completed (Past):
nahirapan  Play audio #23206
Uncompleted (Present):
nahíhirapan  Play audio #23207
Contemplated (Future):
mahíhirapan  Play audio #23208
Verb family:
maghirap  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Mahirapan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (18)
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Nahíhirapan si John sa trabaho niyá.
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John finds his job difficult.
Nahirapan ba kayóng kumuha ng taxi?
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Did you have difficulty hailing / getting a taxi?
Nahirapan ka bang ipaglaban ang katotohanan?
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Did you find it hard to stand up for the truth?
Nahíhirapan ka bang humingá?
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Are you having trouble breathing?
Nahirapan akóng buuín ang jigsaw puzzle.
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I had a hard time completing the jigsaw puzzle.
Nahíhirapan akóng magpícture.
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I'm having difficulty taking pictures.
Nahirapan kamí nang una naming ginanáp ang kumperénsiyá.
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We had a hard time when we first held the conference.
Nahíhirapan siyáng mag-adjúst sa bagong trabaho.
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He's having a hard time adjusting to his new job.
Nahíhirapan siyáng umintindí ng Inglés.
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She's having difficulty understanding English.
Siyá ang nagpatakbó ng páaralán at nahirapan siyá rito.
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She was the one who ran the school and it was hard for her.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Nahirapan akong pumara ng taksi.
Tatoeba Sentence #3278204 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I had trouble getting a taxi.

Parang medyo mahihirapan kang matagpo siya ngayon.
Tatoeba Sentence #1422930 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It seems hard for you to see him today.

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How to pronounce mahirapan:

Play audio #9728
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Related Filipino Words:
hirapmahirapkahirapanpaghirapanpaghihirappahirapansa hiráp at ginhawamaghirappáhirapánhírap-hirap
Related English Words:
hard timehave a hard timedifficultdifficultyexperience difficultyhave difficultyhad difficultyhas difficultyhaving difficultyfind difficultfind difficultfound difficultfind to be difficult
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