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

Definition for the Tagalog word talo:

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[noun] defeat; amount lost; loser; loss; [adjective] defeated

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Root: talo
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Ang talo ni James sa casino ay halos isang milyon" = The amount that James lost in the casino is almost a million.

"Ikaw ang talo pag/kapag lumaban ka sa boss mo" = You will be the loser if you'll clash with your boss.

"Lagi akong talo kapag/pag ako tumataya sa lotto" = I always lose (am always a loser) when I bet on the lotto

"Talo ako diyan sa gusto mo" = I'll be the loser on what you'd want (to happen)

"Malungkot na umuwi ang boksingerong talo" = The defeated boxer sadly went home

"Ang mapikon, talo" = The one who gets piqued first, loses (is the loser) - This is a Tagalog expression used as an admonition to people who are engaged in banter that might end up hitting one's soft spot. "Pikon" is a term that means "a sore loser" or "someone who gets offended by jokes". "Mapikon" means, "to take offense for losing or over a joke".

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Example Sentences Available Icon Talo Example Sentences in Tagalog: (4)
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Talo ka!
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You lose!
Hindî ko alám na talo ang koponán ninyó.
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I didn't know your team lost.
Magkano ang talo mo sa pustahan?
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How much did you lose in the bet?
Si Chris ang talo sa laban kanina.
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Chris was the loser in the match earlier.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
May talong bang puti?
Tatoeba Sentence #2759154 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Is there a white eggplant?

Nagluto ako ng talong at itlog para agahan ko.
Tatoeba Sentence #2759145 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I've prepared eggplant and egg for my breakfast.

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