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

Definition for the Tagalog word nauna:

náuná  Play audio #6754
[adjective] prior; preliminary; antecedent

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Root: una
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Pinasinungalingan nilá ang náunáng teorya.
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They refuted the previous theory.
Maghihirap silá gaya ng nauná sa kanilá.
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They will suffer as their predecessors did.
Nilabág niyá ang náunáng kásunduan.
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He violated the prior agreement.
Anó ang nauná, ang manók o ang itlóg?
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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Nauna tayong dumating.
Tatoeba Sentence #4560177 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We arrived first.

Sino ang nauna sa inyo?
Tatoeba Sentence #5296217 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Which of you was here first?

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