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

Definition for the Tagalog word tangkain:

tangkaín  Play audio #38591Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to attempt something; to try to do something

Verb conjugations of tangkain:

Focus:  Object Focus Icon Object   Root: tangkaConjugation Type: -In Verb
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Verb family:
magtangkâ  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Tangkain Example Sentences in Tagalog: (16)
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Tinangkâ ni Pio na ligawan si Cathy.
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Pio attempted to woo Cathy.
Tinangkâ mo bang suhulan ang opisyál?
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Did you attempt to bribe the officer?
Tinangkâ akóng patayín ng mágnanakaw.
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The burglar tried to kill me.
Tinatangkâ niyáng tapusin ang proyekto.
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She's trying to finish the project.
Tinatangkâ ng mga lalaking patawanin ang isáng kaibigan.
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The guys are trying to make one of their friends laugh.
Tinatangkâ kong huwág umiyák.
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I try not to cry.
Tinatangkâ ni Alice na mágising nang maaga.
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Alice is trying to wake up earlier.
Tátangkaín kong makalabás ng bahay mámayáng gabí.
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I'll try to sneak out of the house tonight.
Tátangkaín niyáng taasán ang iskór sa pagsusulit.
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She will try to get a higher test score in the exam.
Hindî ko tátangkaíng subukin ang pasensiyá ng nanay ko.
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I won't dare to test my mother's patience.
Mahirap tangkaíng tumakas sa kulungan.
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It's difficult to attempt to escape prison.
Huwág mo nang tangkaín itó.
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Don't even try it.
Tangkaín mong maglakád mulâ Mayni papuntáng Bulacan.
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Try to walk from Manila going to Bulacan.
Tinangkâ niyáng magnakaw ng sapatos.
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She attempted to steal a pair of shoes.
Tinangkâ kong tumakbó nang matulin.
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I tried to run fast.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Tinangka niyang mamalengke.
Tatoeba Sentence #1818580 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She intended to go shopping.

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