Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word balikat.

Definition for the Tagalog word balikat:

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[noun]  shoulder

Root: balikat
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Right shoulder" is "kanang balikat" and "left shoulder" is "kaliwang balikat".

"Kanan" (right) and "kaliwa" (left) are modifiers that you add "na" to (kanan + na = kanang; kaliwa + na = kaliwang) to link it to the word it modifies.

Unlike other modifiers (adjectives or adverbs), these 2 words won't work correctly if you will place them after the word they modify. To say "balikat na kanan" or "balikat na kaliwa" would mean to us like "right-handed shoulder" and "left-handed shoulder". For the reversal to sound correct, "sa" is used instead of "na". "Balikat sa kanan" = shoulder at the right side; "balikat sa kaliwa" = shoulder at the left side.

Example Sentences Available Icon Balikat Example Sentences in Tagalog: (3)
Suma sa balikat ko ang malamíg niyáng palad
Her cold palm lightly touched my shoulder.
Kailán pa nagsimuláng sumakít ang balikat mo
Since when did your shoulder begin to ache?
Sumásakít ang mga balikat ni Bob kapág itinátaás niyá ang kanyáng mga kamáy
Bob's shoulders hurt when he raises his hands.

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