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

Definition for the Tagalog word mahiya:

mahiyâ  Play audio #9437
1 [verb] to feel ashamed; to be embarrassed
2 [verb] to feel shy; to feel bashful

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Verb conjugations of mahiya:

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Root: hiyaConjugation Type: Ma-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mahiyâ  Play audio #9437
Completed (Past):
nahiyâ  Play audio #19345
Uncompleted (Present):
nahihiyâ  Play audio #19346
Contemplated (Future):
mahihiyâ  Play audio #19347
Verb family:
mapahiyâ  |  
ikahiyâ  |  
hiyaín  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Mahiya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (10)
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Nahihiyâ akó.
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I am embarrassed.
Bakit akó mahihiyâ?
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Why should I be ashamed?
Huwág kang mahiyâ.
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Don't be shy.
Mahiyâ ka.
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You should be ashamed of yourself.
Nahihiyâ akó kapág nagpapa-pícture akó.
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I feel embarassed when I have my pictures take.
Gustóng sumali ni Sally pero nahihiyâ siyá.
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Sally wants to join but she's shy to ask.
Huwág kang mahiyâng magtanóng.
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Don't be shy to ask (a question).
Hindî ka ba nahihiyâ sa ginagawâ mo?
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Aren't you ashamed of what you're doing?
Sige na, nahihiyâ ka pa.
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Go ahead, no need to be shy.
Mahihiyâ silá sa iyó.
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They'll treat you with deference.

User-submitted Example Sentences (4):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Hindi mo kailangang mahiya.
Tatoeba Sentence #3341768 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You have no need to be ashamed.

Nahihiya siya sa kanyang pagayon-gayon.
Tatoeba Sentence #1730854 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
He is ashamed of being idle.

Naging palaka ang prinsipe dahil sa mahiya.
Tatoeba Sentence #1874834 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The prince was turned by magic into a frog.

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How to pronounce mahiya:

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Related English Words:
be ashamedfeel embarrassedbashfulashamedembarrassedshyfeel ashamedfeel embarrassedfeel shyfelt shyfel embarrassedfelt ashamed
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