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kaliwa

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

Definition for the Tagalog word kaliwa:


kaliwâ  Play audio #1594Save to Flash Cards
[noun]  left
[adjective]  left side; to the left

Root: kaliwa
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Common verb forms:
Kumaliwâ = to turn left (infinitive/imperative; subject-focused) - kumaliwâ; kumákaliwâ; kákaliwâ
Ikaliwâ = to make something turn left (infinitive/imperative; object-focused) - ikinaliwâ, ikinákaliwâ, ikákaliwâ

"Ikaliwâ mo sa ikatlong kanto" = You turn (the vehicle) to the left on the third corner.

"Huwág mong ikaliwâ, sa kanan tayo" = Don't turn (the vehicle) to the left, we go right.

"Pagdatíng natín sa Taft Avenue, ikákaliwâ mo" = When we reach Taft Avenue, you will turn (the vehicle) to the left.

There are two other common verb forms, but they are more often used in a figurative and euphemistic way - to be unfaithful to a loved one.

Mangaliwâ = to "turn left" (subject-focused) - nangaliwâ, nangángaliwâ, mangángaliwâ

Kaliwaín = to "turn left" (object-focused) - kinaliwâ, kinákaliwâ, kákaliwaín

"Nághiwaláy ang mag-asawa kasí nangángaliwâ ang lalaki" = The couple separated because the man is unfaithful.

"Mag-ingat ka sa págpapakasál sa isáng nápakagandáng babae at baká kaliwaín ka lang niyá" = Be careful about marrying a very beautiful woman as she might just end up being unfaithful to you.

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Kaliwa Example Sentences in Tagalog: (5)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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kaliwáng kamay 
left hand
sa kaliwâ 
on the left
Títingín ka sa kanan at sa kaliwâ bago ka tumawíd ng kalye.
Play audio #30843 Play audio #30844
 
You should look right and left before you cross the street.
Hindî na nakákaramdám ang kaliwâ niyáng kamáy.
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His left hand has lost its sense of touch.
Nasasanay na akóng sumulat sa kaliwâng kamáy
I'm already getting used to writing with my left hand.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Sinubukan kong magsulat gamit ang kaliwang kamay.
Tatoeba Sentence #2940927 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I tried to write with my left hand.


Humahawak siya ng isang sandok sa kanyang kaliwang kamay.
Tatoeba Sentence #2761831 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She is holding a ladle with her left hand.


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Alternate spelling(s):
kaliwa't, kaliwat
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.


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How to pronounce kaliwa:

KALIWA AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #1594
Markup Code:
[rec:1594]
Related Filipino Words:
káliwaanpangángaliwâkumaliwâkaliwetekaliwaínpakaliwâ
Related English Words:
left
Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
kaliwang
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