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laman

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

Definition for the Tagalog word laman:


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[noun]  contents; substance; meat; flesh; body; root

Root: laman
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
WOTD: LAMAN (noun) meat; contents; substance; flesh

"Laman" is a a root word. From the definitions given above, you will notice that it can take different meanings. By adding affixes to it, other variations in its meaning are possible.

Examples:

"Kapag ang ulam ay baboy, laman lang ang kinakain ko. Hindi ako kumakain ng taba" = When eating pork (lit: when the viand is pork), I only eat the meat. I don't eat the fat.

"Alisin natin ang laman ng kahon" = Let's remove the contents of the box.

"Marami bang laman ang bag mo?" = Does your bag contain a lot of things.

"Madaldal si Maria pero madalas wala namang laman ang mga sinasabi" = Mary talks a lot but often there's no substance in what she says.

"Malalim ang sugat ni Jim, kita na ang laman" = Jim's wound is deep, the flesh can already be seen.

"Pag bumibili ako ng karne, ang pinipili ko ay 'yung MAlamán at hindi 'yung mataba" = When I buy meat ("karne" usually means beef), I choose the meaty parts and not the fatty ones.

"MAlamán ang mga sinabi ni Tom" = The things that Tom said have a lot of substance (carry a lot of weight or may also mean pointed)

"Si John ay hindi mataba. MAlamán lang siya." = John is not fat. He's just stocky.

"Ano ang NIlalaman ng sulat ni Kathy?" = What's stated in Kathy's letter?

"Peanut butter ang PAlaman ng sandwich ko" = Peanut butter is what's inside my sandwich

"Peanut butter din ba ang IPINAlaman/PINAlaman mo sa sandwich mo?" = Is it also peanut butter that you put in your sandwich?

"Kakain ka nang marami para MAGKAlaman ka" = You should eat a lot so you'd gain some weight (lit: so you'd have meat in you. "Para magkalaman ka" is a "kinder" way of saying "para hindi ka buto't balat" (so you won't be bone and skin (skin and bone))

"Ang bag ni Nancy na NAGlalaman ng kanyang passport ang nawawala" = Nancy's bag that contains her passport is the one that's missing.

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Laman Example Sentences in Tagalog: (3)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Waláng lamán ang bahay
The house is empty.
Ipinápakita ba sa iyó ni Jane ang lamán ng bag niyá?
Play audio #30458 Play audio #30459
 
Does Jane show you the contents of her bag?
Huwág mong alisín ang mga lamán ng kahón
Don't remove the contents of the box.

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How to pronounce laman:

LAMAN AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #8387
Markup Code:
[rec:8387]
Related Filipino Words:
nilálamánkalamnánpalamánmalamánkalamanganlamanánmaglamánwaláng lamándugó't lamán
Related English Words:
meatcontentscontentsubstancefleshbody
Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
lamang
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