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

Definition for the Tagalog word kanina:

kanina  Play audio #106Save to Flash Cards
[adverb]  earlier today; earlier

Root: kanina
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
When using "kanina", the important thing to consider is that the event that happened earlier has to have happened today. Sometimes we add "umaga" (morning), "tanghali" (noon) or "hapon" (afternoon) after it to give it a more specific time frame. When used that way, it becomes "kaninang" (kanina + na).

String frequency indicator:

This string is much more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Kanina Example Sentences in Tagalog: (49)
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Kumain akó kanina
I ate earlier.
Maha ang pila kanina
The line was long earlier.
Bakit ka tahimik kanina
Why were you quiet earlier today?
Kanina hindî akó nakapág-almusál
Earlier today I was not able to have breakfast.
Kaninang umaga hindî akó nakapág-almusál
Earlier this morning I was not able to have breakfast.
Binanggít ba nilá akó kanina?
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Did they mention me earlier?
Nakausap ko si Mary kanina.
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I was able to talk to Mary earlier.
Nagkaroón kamí ng meeting kanina.
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We had a meeting earlier today.
Pumasok siyá sa páaralán kaninang umaga.
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He went to school earlier this morning.
Bakit hindî ka pumuntá dito kanina?
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Why didn't you come here earlier today?
Hindî akó makapasok kanina.
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I couldn't get in earlier (today). (Because the door was locked.)
Anóng oras ka bumangon kaninang umaga?
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What time did you get out of bed this morning?
Anóng sinakyán mo kanina?
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What/Which vehicle did you take earlier today?
Itinaás nilá ang bandera kaninang umaga.
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They raised the flag this morning.
Kinausap ko si John kanina.
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I talked to John earlier.
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How to pronounce kanina:

Play audio #106
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Related English Words:
earlierearlier today
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