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.
Formal Rank: #990 Casual Rank: #804 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
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Kaliwa Example Sentences in Tagalog: (5)
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