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

Definition for the Tagalog word kaliwa:

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[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.

Example Sentences Available Icon Kaliwa Example Sentences in Tagalog: (5)
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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
You should look right and left before you cross the street.
Nasasanay na akóng sumulat sa kaliwâng kamáy
I'm already getting used to writing with my left hand.
Hindî na nakákaramdám ang kaliwâ niyáng kamáy
His left hand has lost its sense of touch.
Alternate spelling(s):
kaliwa't, kaliwat
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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