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

Definition for the Tagalog word magbantay:

magbantáy  Play audio #7363Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to guard; to look after; to keep watch

Verb conjugations of magbantay:

Focus:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   Root: bantayConjugation Type: Mag-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
magbantáy  Play audio #7363
nagbantáy  Play audio #19028
nagbábantáy  Play audio #19029
magbábantáy  Play audio #19030
Verb family:
bantayán  |  
This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Magbantay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
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Naiwan siyá para magbantáy ng mga tupa.
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He was left to tend the sheep.
Bakit kailangan nating patuloy na magbantáy
Why do we need to keep on the watch?
Magbantáy ka sa tindahan habang may nilalakad akó
Tend the store while I run an errand.
Sino ang nagbantáy sa botika
Who manned the pharmacy?
Nagbantáy silá para tingnán kung anó ang mangyayari
They watched to see what would happen.
Nagbantáy si Leila ng mga kapatíd
Leila looked after her siblings.
Kilalá ko ang nagbábantáy sa kaniyá
I know who's looking after her.
Itó ang grupong nagbábantáy ng mga boto
This is the group guarding the votes.
Magalíng ang nagbábantáy na katunggalî
The opponent who guards is good.
Si Mang Lito ang nagbábantáy sa bodega
Mang Lito guards the warehouse.
Akó ang magbábantáy ng mga gamit ninyó
I will take care of your belongings.
Ikáw ba ang magbábantáy sa kaniyá sa ospitál
Will you look after her in the hospital?
Waláng magbábantáy ng anák ko
No one will look after my daughter

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Sinong nagbabantay sa asong ito?
Tatoeba Sentence #2801857 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Who looks after this dog?

"Anong klaseng sensasyon?" tanong ng isang nagbabantay ng tindahan.
Tatoeba Sentence #4444008 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
"What kind of sensation?" asked the salesperson.

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How to pronounce magbantay:

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keep watchkept watchkeep watchkeeping watchguardguardsguardingguardedlook afterlooked afterlooking after
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