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

Definition for the Tagalog word mahirapan:

mahirapan  Play audio #9728Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to experience difficulty/hardship; to have a hard time; to suffer difficulties; to have difficulty; to find something difficult; to be difficult for someone; to have difficulty

Verb conjugations of mahirapan:

Focus:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   Root: hirapConjugation Type: Ma- -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mahirapan  Play audio #9728
nahirapan  Play audio #23206
nahíhirapan  Play audio #23207
mahíhirapan  Play audio #23208
Verb family:
maghirap  |  
This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Mahirapan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Nahíhirapan si John sa trabaho niyá.
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John finds his job difficult.
Nahirapan ba kayóng kumuha ng taxi?
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Did you have difficulty hailing / getting a taxi?
Nahirapan ka bang ipaglaban ang katotohanan?
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Did you find it hard to stand up for the truth?
Nahíhirapan ka bang humingá?
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Are you having trouble breathing?
Nahirapan akóng buuín ang jigsaw puzzle.
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I had a hard time completing the jigsaw puzzle.
Nahíhirapan akóng magpícture.
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I'm having difficulty taking pictures.
Nahirapan kamí nang una naming ginanáp ang kumperénsiyá.
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We had a hard time when we first held the conference.
Nahíhirapan siyáng mag-adjúst sa bagong trabaho.
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He's having a hard time adjusting to his new job.
Nahíhirapan siyáng umintindí ng Inglés.
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She's having difficulty understanding English.
Siyá ang nagpatakbó ng páaralán at nahirapan siyá rito.
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She was the one who ran the school and it was hard for her.
Nahirapan ka ba sa exam?
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Did you find the exam difficult?
Hindî ka ba nahíhirapan sa ginagawâ mo?
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Aren't you having difficulty / inconveniencing yourself with what you're doing?
Nahihirapang humingá si Vincent kasí ina-asthma siyá.
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Vincent is having difficulty breathing because he's having an asthma attack.
Mukháng mahíhirapan kang makisama sa biyenan mong babae.
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It looks like you'll have some difficulty getting along with your mother-in-law.
Hindî kayâ mahirapan ang ating sasakyán sa pag-akyát ng bundók?
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Wouldn't our vehicle have a hard time climbing up the mountain?

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Nahirapan akong pumara ng taksi.
Tatoeba Sentence #3278204 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I had trouble getting a taxi.

Parang medyo mahihirapan kang matagpo siya ngayon.
Tatoeba Sentence #1422930 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It seems hard for you to see him today.

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How to pronounce mahirapan:

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Related Filipino Words:
hirapmahirapsa hiráp at ginhawakahirapanpaghirapanpaghihirappahirapánpahirapanmahirap na kalagayanmaghirap
Related English Words:
hard timehave a hard timedifficultdifficultyexperience difficultyhave difficultyhad difficultyhas difficultyhaving difficultyfind difficultfind difficultfound difficultfind to be difficult
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