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

Definition for the Tagalog word sayang:

sayang  Play audio #82
1 [adjective] uselessly spent; wasted
2 [interjection] too bad; what a waste!; what a pity!; what a loss

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Root: sayang
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Sayang at hindî ko siyá nakalarô.
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Too bad I didn't get to play with him.
Bumilí silá ng lumang kotse. Sayang!
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They bought an old car. What a waste!
Sayang ang paghingî nilá ng tulong.
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It is useless for them to call for help.
Sayang at hindî ko itinanóng ang pangalan niyá.
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Too bad I didn't ask her name.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Sayang na di ko masyadong maintindihan ang Ingles.
Tatoeba Sentence #1889501 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It's a pity that I don't understand English well.

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How to pronounce sayang:

Play audio #82
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[rec:82]Play audio #18174
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Related English Words:
pitywhat a ptywhat a losswastedtoo badwhat a shameuselessly spentwhat a waste
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