"Maiwasan" is an object-focused verb, with "iwas" (avoid) is its root word. Its subject-focused counterpart is "makaiwas".
"Hindi natin maiwasan/maiiwasan ang mga kamalasan sa buhay." = We can't avoid life's misfortunes.
Naiwasan man ni Paul si Peter ngayon, siguradong hindi na siya makakaiwas sa susunod. = Though Paul was able to evade Peter now, for sure he won't be able to avoid him anymore next time.
Hindi ko naiwasang (naiwasan + na) ipagtapat kay Joanne na mahal ko siya. = I was not able to prevent myself from professing to Joanne that I love her. 🤐
Suwerte 'yang si George kasi lagi niyang naiiwasan ang magpakasal. = That George is lucky because he is always able to evade marriage. 😄
Ngayon na naiiwasan ko na ang pag-inom ng alak, may pera na akong pambili ng sigarilyo. = Now that I am already able to avoid drinking alcohol, I already have money for buying cigarettes. 😛
Paano mo maiiwasan na mapa-ibig sa isang kasing yaman ko? = How can you avoid falling in love with someone as rich as me? 😎
Turuan mo nga ako kung paano ko maiiwasang (maiiwasan + na) mahalin ka. = Please teach me how I can prevent myself from loving you. 😍
This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?
Formal Rank: #664 Casual Rank: #717 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Maiwasan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (8)
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