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

Definition for the Tagalog word muna:

muna  Play audio #5573Save to Flash Cards
[enclitic/adjective]  first; for the meantime; for the time being; for a moment; for now; before; yet
*Note: often used to soften a command statement

Root: muna
String frequency indicator:

Very Frequent
This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Muna Example Sentences in Tagalog: (58)
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Iisipin ko muna.
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I will think about it first.
Sabihin mo muna, mahál mo akó.
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First, say that you love me.
Hahaluin ko muna ang tsaá bago ko itó inumín.
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I will stir the tea first before I drink it.
Huwág mo munang itatapon itó.
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Don't throw this away yet.
Puwede bang ikáw muna ang magbayad para sa akin?
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Could you pay for me first?
Humigâ ka muna at magpahingá.
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Lie down for the meantime and rest.
Magpapa-pícture muna akó bago umuwî.
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I will have my picture taken first before going home.
Ikáw muna bago si James.
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You first before James.
Akó muna ang kinausap niyá.
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He talked to me first.
Kumain muna silá bago silá umalís.
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They ate first before they left.
Sabihin mo muna na mahál mo akó.
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Say first that you love me.
Huwág ka munang matulog.
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Don't sleep first / yet.
Teka muna. Hindî pa akó pumapayag.
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Wait a minute. I have not agreed yet.
Basaín mo muna bago mo punasan.
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Wet it first before you wipe it off.
Magpahingá ka muna.
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Take a rest first.

User-submitted Example Sentences (3):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Puwede muna sa amin si Tom kung gusto niya
Tatoeba Sentence #7894327 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom can stay with us if he wants to.

Ipakita mo muna ang ID mo bago kita papasukin.
Tatoeba Sentence #2751813 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Show me your ID first before I let you in.

Palamigin mo muna ang pagkain mo; huwag mong kainin nang mainit.
Tatoeba Sentence #1797091 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Let your food cool off a bit; don't eat it while it's hot.

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How to pronounce muna:

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firstbeforefor the time beingfor the meantimeyetfor nowfor a momenta moment
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