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

Definition for the Tagalog word tangkain:

tangkaín  Play audio #38591
[verb] to attempt something; to try to do something

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Verb conjugations of tangkain:

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Root: tangkaConjugation Type: -In Verb
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
tangkaín  Play audio #38591
Completed (Past):
tinangkâ  Play audio #38592
Uncompleted (Present):
tinatangkâ  Play audio #38593
Contemplated (Future):
tátangkaín  Play audio #38594
Verb family:
magtangkâ  |  
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Tinangkâ ni Pio na ligawan si Cathy.
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Pio attempted to woo Cathy.
Tinangkâ mo bang suhulan ang opisyál?
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Did you attempt to bribe the officer?
Tinangkâ akóng patayín ng mágnanakaw.
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The burglar tried to kill me.
Tinatangkâ niyáng tapusin ang proyekto.
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She's trying to finish the project.
Tinatangkâ ng mga lalaking patawanin ang isáng kaibigan.
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The guys are trying to make one of their friends laugh.
Tinatangkâ kong huwág umiyák.
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I'm trying not to cry.
Tinatangkâ ni Alice na mágising nang maaga.
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Alice is trying to wake up earlier.
Tátangkaín kong makalabás ng bahay mámayáng gabí.
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I'll try to sneak out of the house tonight.
Tátangkaín niyáng taasán ang iskór sa pagsusulit.
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She will try to get a higher test score in the exam.
Hindî ko tátangkaíng subukin ang pasensiyá ng nanay ko.
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I won't dare to test my mother's patience.

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Tinangka niyang mamalengke.
Tatoeba Sentence #1818580 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She intended to go shopping.

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How to pronounce tangkain:

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