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

Definition for the Tagalog word matagalan:

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[verb]  to take long
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; to take time
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; to be held up / delayed
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; to be a while
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; to be able to endure/stand something
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Verb conjugations of matagalan:

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Root: tagalConjugation Type: Ma- -An
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Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
matagalán  Play audio #12900
Completed (Past):
natagalán  Play audio #24043
Uncompleted (Present):
natátagalán  Play audio #24044
Contemplated (Future):
matátagalán  Play audio #24045
Verb family:
tumagál  |  
magtagál  |  
itagál  |  
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Dahil mahi ka, maaaring matagalán ang pagbabago.
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Because you are weak, change may take time.
Hindî na niyá matagalán ang pag-aakusá ni Val.
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She could no longer endure Val's accusations.
Bakâ matagalán bago maghilom ang iyóng nasaktáng damdamin.
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It may take a while to get over your hurt feelings.
Natagalán akóng linisin ang bahay namin.
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It took me quite some time to clean our house.
Natagalán siyáng basahin ang nobela.
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It took him a long time to read the novel.
Humingî akó ng paumanhín dahil natagalán kamí.
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I asked for forgiveness for taking so long.
Humangos akó palabás dahil hindî ko natagalán ang usok.
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I rushed outside because I couldn't stand the smoke.
La siyáng natátagalán sa pagpi ng damít.
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She always takes the time to choose a dress.
Natátagalán silá sa pagboto ng bagong pinuno.
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It takes them a long time to vote for the new leader.
Matátagalán pa bago ko siyá maunawaan.
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It would be a long time before I could understand her.

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Palagi siyang natatagalan sa pagpili ng kanyang damit.
Tatoeba Sentence #2820111 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She always takes her time in choosing her dress.

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How to pronounce matagalan:

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Related Filipino Words:
tagálmatagáltumagálgaano katagálmagtagálpatagalínpinakamatagálpangmatagalantagalánkatagalan
Related English Words:
held updelayedbe a whiletake a whilewithstandwithstoodwithstandingwithstandstake timetaking timeendureenduresenduredenduringendure somethingstandable to standable to enduretake a long timetake longtakes a long timetakes longtaking a long timetaking longtook a long timetook long
Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
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