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matagal

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

Definition for the Tagalog word matagal:


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[adjective]  a while; long time; long (in time); late; chronic
[adverb]  for a long time; long ago

Root: tagal
Very Frequent
Example Sentences Available Icon Matagal Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Gaano katagál nang nangingisdâ si Pamela?
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How long has Pamela been fishing?
Matagál mapatáy ang apóy.
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It takes a long time to extinguish the fire.
Matagál siyá bago nakatayô.
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It took a while before he could stand up.
Matagál na kamíng naghíhintáy sa iyó.
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We have been waiting for you for quite a while.
Pinatatalsík nilá ang mga matagál nang namámaha.
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They overthrow those who are firmly established in power.
Bukás silá nang mas matagál.
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They stay open longer.
Matagál kong pinag-isipan ang desisyón na itó
I took me a long time to consider this decision.
Matagál nang pumanaw ang nanay ni Lena. 
Lena's mother died a long time ago.
Tinapos na nilá ang matagál niláng pagsasama
They have ended their long marriage.
Matagál malu ang adobo
Adobo takes a while to be cooked.

User-submitted Example Sentences (10):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Naghintay ako nang matagal.
Tatoeba Sentence #1405369 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I was waiting for a long time.


Matagal maluto itong mga gulay.
Tatoeba Sentence #2099277 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
These vegetables cook slowly.


Matagal na kitang hindi nakita.
Tatoeba Sentence #2813611 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I haven't seen you for a long time.


Huwag bumilad sa araw nang matagal.
Tatoeba Sentence #2945035 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Don't stay in the sun too long.


E, talagang matagal ang gabi, di ba?
Tatoeba Sentence #2159228 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
But the night is really long, isn't it?


Hindi na siya mabubuhay nang matagal.
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He doesn't have long to live.


Matagal siyang tumitigil bawat pagparini niya.
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He stays a long time every time he comes.


Matagal kaming nagdiskusyon kung ano'ng gagawin,
Tatoeba Sentence #1355450 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We had a long discussion as to what to do about it.


Nagdiskusyon kaming matagal tungkol sa kung anong gagawin doon.
Tatoeba Sentence #1823819 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We had a long discussion as to what to do about it.


Napanood ko ang pelikulang iyan matagal na panahon na ang nakaraan.
Tatoeba Sentence #2782250 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I saw that film long ago.


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Alternate spelling(s):
antagal
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.


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How to pronounce matagal:

MATAGAL AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #1672
Markup Code:
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Related Filipino Words:
tagálgaano katagáltumagálmagtagálmatagalánpatagalíntagalánpinakamatagálmatagál-tagálkatagalan
Related English Words:
longa whilelong timelong agolatechronic
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