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: (51)
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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.
Sinimulán ng nanay kong maglu kaninang alas-nuwebe ng umaga.
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My mom began cooking at 9 o'clock this morning.
Nagkaroón kamí ng meeting kanina.
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We had a meeting earlier today.
Naabutan mo ba si Charles sa canteen kanina?
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Was Charles still at the canteen when you went there earlier?
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?
Náaksidente 'yung sinásakyán naming bus kanina.
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The bus we were on earlier had an accident.

User-submitted Example Sentences (5):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Nagmadali si Ann kaninang umaga.
Tatoeba Sentence #2768238 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Ann was in a hurry this morning.

Tinawagan ko siya kaninang umaga.
Tatoeba Sentence #3047604 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I called him this morning.

Umalis si Tom kaninang alas kuwatro ng umaga.
Tatoeba Sentence #4653295 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom left at four in the morning.

Ang lalaking nakita namin kaninang umaga ay si Ginoong Green.
Tatoeba Sentence #4641722 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The man we saw this morning was Mr. Green.

Hindi kapani-paniwala na walang sinuman ang natabunan ng gumuhong gusali sa lindol kaninang umaga.
Tatoeba Sentence #2792310 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It's hard to believe that no one was covered by the building's debris in the earthquake this morning.

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Alternate spelling(s):
kangina, knina
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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Related English Words:
earlierearlier today
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