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

Definition for the Tagalog word tawad:

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[noun] discount; forgiveness; excuse

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Root: tawad
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
When you go shopping here and it's possible to haggle for discount, the word "tawad" comes into play. "Tumawad" and "magpatawad" are its common subject-focused verb forms. "Itawad" and "patawarin" are its object-focused verb forms

The other verb forms can take both meanings, therefore, context is important.

"Mahirap ang nagpapatawad" = Forgiving/Giving discount is not easy.

"Pinatawad ka nung tindera?" = Did the lady vendor give you discount/forgive you?

"Hindi ka niya papatawarin" = He/She will not give you discount/forgive you.

Context is clear in the following:

"Patawarin mo ako at nagkamali ako" = Forgive me for I was wrong/I made a mistake

"Patawarin mo naman ako at ito na lang ang pera ko" = Consider giving me some discount as this is all the money I have left.

"Kung magpapatawad ka, baka bumili ako" = If you will be open to giving a discount, I might buy.

"Kaya mo bang magpatawad sa isang katulad ko? = Would you be able to grant forgiveness to someone like me?

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Example Sentences Available Icon Tawad Example Sentences in Tagalog: (8)
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Hindî nakakapatáy ang paghingî ng tawad.
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Apology does not kill.
Hiníhingán nilá ng tawad ang mga bíktima.
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They're asking the victims for forgiveness.
Walâ nang tawad?
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No more discount? / Can't you give it to me at a lower price?
Magkano ang tawad mo?
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How much of a discount are you asking for? / What price do you want it for?
Humihingî akó ng tawad tungkól sa kalat.
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I'm sorry about the mess.
Kahit humingî siyá ng tawad, galít pa rin akó.
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Even if he asked for forgiveness, I would still be mad.
Hulíng tawad.
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Final offer. / Final discounted price.
Humingî ng tawad si Mary.
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Mary asked for forgiveness.

User-submitted Example Sentences (6):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Humingi ka ng tawad.
Tatoeba Sentence #5300906 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You should apologize.

Patawad, hindi ko inabutan ang tren.
Tatoeba Sentence #2809543 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Sorry, I missed the train.

Hindi mo kailangang humingi ng tawad.
Tatoeba Sentence #4272841 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You don't have to apologize.

Kahit humingi siya ng tawad, galit pa rin ako.
Tatoeba Sentence #5222188 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Even if he asked for forgiveness, I would still be mad.

Dapat kang humingi ng tawad sa kanya, at ngayon din.
Tatoeba Sentence #2762167 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You must apologize to her, and do it at once.

Patawad, gagawin ko ang kahit ano para makumpuni iyan.
Tatoeba Sentence #2929844 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm sorry, I'll do whatever it takes to repair it.

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