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sana

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

Definition for the Tagalog word sana:


sana  Play audio #5604Save to Flash Cards
[enclitic]  hope; wish; hopefully; should
[adjective]  only

Root: sana
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
When "sana" is followed by a verb, for example: "Sana manalo ka" (I hope you will win), the verb remains in the infinitive aspect/tense. The verb is not conjugated into the contemplated aspect (future tense) as you would in English ("will win"). It may be helpful to think of "sana" as already having an implicit future connotation built into the word, and that is why the following verb is not in the contemplated aspect / future tense.

String frequency indicator:

Very Frequent
This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Sana Example Sentences in Tagalog: (39)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Sana manalo ka.
Play audio #28488 Play audio #28489
 
I hope you win.
Sana magustuhán mo itó.
Play audio #35514 Play audio #35515
 
I hope you'd like this.
Sana maramdamán mo rin ang naráramdamán ko.
Play audio #29390 Play audio #29391
 
I hope you'd get to feel how I am feeling right now.
Mapuntá sana sa iyó ang sumpâ.
Play audio #35443 Play audio #35444
 
May the curse be upon you.
Sana hindî na maulit itó.
Play audio #29046 Play audio #29047
 
I hope this does not happen again.
Nagdasál akó na sana hindî ka umalís.
Play audio #33397 Play audio #33398
 
I prayed hoping that you won't leave.
Sana nasa Paris akó.
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I wish I were in Paris.
Sana hindî ka mawalán ng tiwa sa kaniyá.
Play audio #33437 Play audio #33438
 
I hope you won't lose your trust in her.
Sana tuma akó sa lotto.
Play audio #28013 Play audio #28017
 
I hope I win the lotto.
Magsilbí sana itóng aral sa inyó.
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Let this be a lesson to you. / Hopefully this serves as a lesson to you.
Sana akó ang mapi.
Play audio #35484 Play audio #35485
 
I hope I'd be the one chosen.
Sana maunawaan mo akó.
Play audio #30794 Play audio #30795
 
I hope you would be able to understand me.
Sana huwág umulán mámayáng hapon.
Play audio #28681 Play audio #28682
 
I hope it doesn't rain this afternoon.
Sana magkaroón kayó ng magandáng kinabukasan.
Play audio #27624 Play audio #27625
 
I wish you/I hope you'll have a wonderful future.
Sana huwág kang tamarín.
Play audio #28922 Play audio #28923
 
I hope you won't feel lazy / lose steam (in doing something).

User-submitted Example Sentences (15):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Sana mamatay ka.
Tatoeba Sentence #2824530 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I hope you die.


Sana mayaman ako.
Tatoeba Sentence #2917954 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I were rich.


Sana nakinig ka sa akin.
Tatoeba Sentence #2826748 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You should've listened to me.


Sana makapunta ako sa Hapon.
Tatoeba Sentence #7139432 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I could go to Japan.


Sana makapunta ako ng Japan.
Tatoeba Sentence #5299943 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I could go to Japan.


Sana ay malakas ang memorya ko.
Tatoeba Sentence #2895439 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish I had a better memory.


Sana sinabi mo sa akin kahapon.
Tatoeba Sentence #2929854 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You should've told me yesterday.


Gusto ko sana ng pulang mga sapatos.
Tatoeba Sentence #3291447 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wanted red shoes.


Maganda sana kung sama-sama tayong nagbiyahe.
Tatoeba Sentence #8280655 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It would've been great if we could've traveled together.


Sana sinabi mo na magsisimula ang pulong alas 2:30.
Tatoeba Sentence #2844457 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I wish you'd told that the meeting was going to start at 2:30.


Sana nakinig ako sa kung anong sinabi ng aking nanay.
Tatoeba Sentence #2798370 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I should've listened to what my mother said.


Kung ako'y nakakapagsalita ng Ingles, hindi sana nila ako pinagtawanan.
Tatoeba Sentence #2436914 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
If I had been able to speak English then, I would not have been made fun of.


Kung may sapat na pera lamang ako, binilhin ko na sana ang bag na iyon.
Tatoeba Sentence #2772586 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
If I had had enough money, I would have bought the bag.


Kapag may kaunting panahon ka pa, gusto sana kitang makausap tungkol sa ilang mga problema.
Tatoeba Sentence #2787977 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
If you have a minute, I'd like to talk to you about some problems.


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Alternate spelling(s):
sna
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How to pronounce sana:

SANA AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #5604
Markup Code:
[rec:5604]
Related English Words:
hopehopefullyshouldonlyhopefullywish
Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
sanang
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