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

Definition for the Tagalog word sandali:

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[noun] a moment; moment; a second; a short time; wait; awhile

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Root: sandali
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Limang sandali* na lang at hatinggabi na" = Just 5 seconds more and it's already midnight

"Lalabas lang ako sandali" = I'll just go/be out for a while/minute/second

"Pumunta dito si Victor (nang) sandali para kumain, tapos/pagkatapos umalis din (siya) agad" = Victor came here for a short while to eat, then (he) also left soon after. ("Nang" makes "sandali" an adverb, but we usually just omit it)

"Tumira si Mary dito (nang) sandali" = Mary lived here for a short time/while.

"Sandaling nag-usap si Peter at si Alice" = Peter and Alice talked for a short while. (Sandaling = sandali + na)

"Ilang sandali lang, dumating na si Paul" = After a short while, Paul already arrived

"Sandali ka lang sa America ha, bumalik ka agad/kaagad" = Don't stay long in America, OK? come back right away. (Literally: Be in America for a short time; "ha" is a common Filipino expression that gives emphasis to a statement and in this case, it would be like saying "OK?")

"Ilang sandali* ang (nasa) isang oras?" = How many seconds are there in an hour?

* Often, when "sandali" is to be used to mean "seconds" (time), we use instead the Spanish word "segundo".

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Example Sentences Available Icon Sandali Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Sandalî lang.
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Just a moment. / Just a second.
Sandalî, anó iyán?
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Wait, what is that?
Sandalî lang itó.
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This won't take long.
Sandalî lang akó.
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I won't take long.
Sandalî lang ‘yun
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It won't take long.
Pumikít ka sandalî.
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Close your eyes for a moment.
Tumunóg ang doorbell sa sandalíng iyón.
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The doorbell rang at that moment.
Sandalî lang. May tinatapos lang akó.
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Just a moment. I'm just finishing something.
Nagpahingá lang kamí nang sandalî.
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We just rested for a while.
Bantayán mo itó sandalî.
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Watch over this for a moment.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Pahintayin siya nang sandali.
Tatoeba Sentence #2824340 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Have him wait a moment.

Pakiguwardiyahan mo ang bag ko nang sandali.
Tatoeba Sentence #2068068 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Keep an eye on my bag for a while.

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How to pronounce sandali:

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Markup Code:
Related Filipino Words:
panandalianpansandalîsa sandalí nasanda-sandalîkasandaliansasandali
Related English Words:
awhilea whilea momentmomenta seconda short timewait
Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
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