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

Definition for the Tagalog word mahilig:

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[adjective]  fond of; like; likes; prone to

Root: hilig
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Avoid using "mahilig" when referring to persons or people because it would suggest something like a "carnal addiction" for them. Deciding when to use "Gusto" or "Mahilig" can sometimes cause confusion for new students. "Gusto" expresses wanting, or liking something, or approval, or a favorable opinion of something; while "mahilig" expresses fondness for something and often a desire to "do something" to the object of approval.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Mahilig Example Sentences in Tagalog: (10)
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Mahilig akó sa ice cream.
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I am fond of ice cream. (I like ice cream, but don't necessarily want it right now)
Mahilig si Anna sa mga kantá ni Beyonce.
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Anna is fond of songs by Beyonce.
Mahilig ka bang magsulát?
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Are you fond of writing?
Hindî akó mahilig sumayáw.
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I am not fond of dancing.
Mahilig kang magkalát ng tsismis.
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You like to spread rumors / gossips.
Mahilig magpóst si Julie sa Facebook. (Taglish)
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Julie is fond of creating posts on Facebook.
Mahilig magpuntá si Carlo sa mga pagtitipong may inuman.
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Carlo is fond of going to parties that have drinking sessions.
Mahilig ka bang maglu?
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Do you enjoy / Are you fond of cooking?
Mahilig si Jude kumantá kahit na walâ siyá sa tono.
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Jude is fond of singing even though he's out of tune.
Mahilig magsinungalíng ang ba.
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The child likes to lie.

User-submitted Example Sentences (5):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Mahilig ako sa tula.
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I have an inclination for poetry.

Mahilig ako sa pagong.
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I like turtles.

Mahilig akong kumuha ng mga litrato.
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I love taking pictures.

Ang tatay at kapatid ko ay parehong mahilig sa pagsusugal.
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Both my father and my brother like gambling.

Mahilig siyang gumawa ng tsismis, kaya marami siyang kalaban.
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He likes to gossip, therefore he has a lot of enemies.

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How to pronounce mahilig:

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Related English Words:
likelikesfond ofprone toto be fond of
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