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

Definition for the Tagalog word pintas:

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[noun]  negative criticism; fault/flaw; defect; critique

Root: pintas
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Maganda si Anna. Ang pintas lang sa kanya ay masyado siyang suplada." = Anna is pretty. Her only fault is that she's such a snob.

"Maraming pintas ang maririnig mo pag ginawa mo iyan" = You will hear a lot of negative criticisms if you'll do that.

"Huwag kang pintas nang pintas kasi hindi ka din naman perpekto" = Don't keep on criticizing because you are not perfect either. (Used here as a verb)

This root word can be made an adjective or a verb when affixes, e.g., ma, maka, mai, an, um, ma-an, are added to it.

"MApintas na tao 'yang si John" = That John is a faultfinder. ("Mapintas" is an adjective here and would translate to "faultfinding" - That John is a faultfinding person.)

"Mahilig MAmintas si John" = John is fond of finding faults on others. ("Mamintas" is the infinitive of a subject-focused verb that uses the "ma" prefix. With this prefix, the "p" becomes "m". That might have been done to differentiate it from the adjective form. Conjugation: namintas, namimintas, mamimintas)_

"Kung MAKApintas itong si Jane sa iba, akala mo maganda siya" = With the way Jane finds flaws/defects on others, it's as if she's pretty. ("Makapintas" is a subject-focused verb that means "able to criticize/find fault", but used here to mean "the manner of finding fault")

"Wala kang MAIpipintas sa ugali ni Jake" = You won't be able to/can't say anything bad about Jake's character". ("Maipintas" is a subject-focused verb)

"Honey, hindi kaya ako pintasAN ng mga magulang mo kung hindi ko sila regaluhan sa birthday nila?" = Honey, wouldn't your parents have a low opinion of me (find fault in me) if I don't give them gifts on their birthdays?

"Huwag kang pUMintas/MAmintas kung ayaw mong MApintasAN" = Don't criticize if you don't want to be criticized.

("Pintasan" and "mapintasan" are object-focused verbs)

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critiquefaultflawdefectcriticismnegative criticism
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