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

Definition for the Tagalog word muna:

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1 [enclitic/adjective] first; first of all; first; before anything else; before
2 [enclitic] for now; temporarily; for a moment; for the meantime; meanwhile; for the time being
*Note: often used to soften a command statement

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Root: muna
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Example Sentences Available Icon Muna Example Sentences in Tagalog: (58)
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Iisipin ko muna.
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I will think about it first.
Ikáw muna bago si James.
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You first before James.
Magpahingá ka muna.
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Take a rest first.
Maghintáy ka muna diyán.
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You wait there first.
Sabihin mo muna, mahál mo akó.
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First, say that you love me.
Huwág ka munang tumayô.
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Don't stand up yet.
Huwág mo munang itatapon itó.
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Don't throw this away yet.
Hahaluin ko muna ang tsaá bago ko itó inumín.
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I will stir the tea first before I drink it.
Puwede bang ikáw muna ang magbayad para sa akin?
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Could you pay for me first?
Upô muna kayó.
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Please have a seat first. (polite)

User-submitted Example Sentences (3):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Puwede muna sa amin si Tom kung gusto niya
Tatoeba Sentence #7894327 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom can stay with us if he wants to.

Ipakita mo muna ang ID mo bago kita papasukin.
Tatoeba Sentence #2751813 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Show me your ID first before I let you in.

Palamigin mo muna ang pagkain mo; huwag mong kainin nang mainit.
Tatoeba Sentence #1797091 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Let your food cool off a bit; don't eat it while it's hot.

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How to pronounce muna:

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first of allbefore anythingbefore anything elsefirstbeforemeanwhilefor the time beingfor the meantimeyetfor nowfor a momenta momentfirstfor nowfor a momentfor a whiletemporarily
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