Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word mapa-isip in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word mapa-isip:

mapa-isip  Play audio #20350
[verb]  to suddenly think of

Verb conjugations of mapa-isip:

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Root: isipConjugation Type: Mapa-
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Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mapa-isip  Play audio #20350
Completed (Past):
napa-isip  Play audio #20352
Uncompleted (Present):
napapa-isip  Play audio #20353
Contemplated (Future):
mapapa-isip  Play audio #20354
Verb family:
isipin  |  
maisip  |  
mag-isíp  |  
pag-isipan  |  
maisipan  |  
umisip  |  
makaisip  |  
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Mapa-isip" is more of "to have the need to think about something". It is not about leisurely reminiscing, but instead, thinking about something as brought about by a "compelling" reason.

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Siguradong mapapa-isip si Tom sa tanóng ni Mary.
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For sure, Tom will need to give a lot of thought to Mary's question.

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Ako ay napapaisip kung ano-anong mga kasabihan ang nasa kanyang utak.
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I wonder what kind of thoughts go through her head.

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Alternate spelling(s):
mapaisip, napaisip, napapaisip, mapapaisip
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How to pronounce mapa-isip:

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Related English Words:
thinkthinksthoughtthinkingthink ofhappen to thinkhappen to think of
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