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langis

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

Definition for the Tagalog word langis:


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[noun]  oil; oily or fawning behavior (figurative)

Root: langis
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Langís" can also figuratively mean "unctuous behavior".

"Mahigpít talagá ang nanay ni Jim. Hindî niyá makuha sa langís tuwíng gustó niyáng humingî ng pera." = Jim's mom is really strict. He can't persuade her through fawning every time he wants to ask her for money.

Common verb forms:

Maglangís = to secrete oil; to fawn or behave unctuously (infinitive/imperative; subject-focused) - naglangís, naglálangís, maglálangís

Langisán = to apply oil on something; to fawn on someone (infinitive/imperative; object-focused) - nilangisán, nilálangisán, lálangisán

"Naglálangís ang balát namin kapág nápakainit ng panahón" = Our skins become oily (secrete oil) when the weather is very hot.

"Para ka payagang pumuntá sa party sa Sábado, maglangís ka muna sa tatay mo" = So that you'd be allowed to go to the party on Saturday, fawn on your father first.

""OK ang lola ni Jim. Lálangisán lang niyá nang kaúntî, nabíbigyan na siyá agád ng pera" = Jim's grandma is OK. He'll just fawn on her a little and she'd already be readily giving him money.

Example Sentences Available Icon Langis Example Sentences in Tagalog: (6)
Hindî puwedeng paghaluin ang tubig at langís
Oil and water cannot be mixed.
Nakaba na ang ilog, at walâ nang tandâ ng polusyón ng langís
The river has recovered fully, and there's no sign of oil pollution.
Kailán kayâ bababâ ang presyo ng langís
I wonder when the price of oil would roll back.
Kailán hulíng tumaás ang presyo ng langís
When was the last time the price of oil went up?
Malakí ang itinaás ng presyo ng langís
The price of oil went up significantly.
Pinupunô niyá ng langís ang lámpara
He fills the lamp with oil.

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How to pronounce langis:

LANGIS AUDIO CLIP:
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Markup Code:
[rec:11578]
Related Filipino Words:
malangíslangisán
Related English Words:
oiloilyoily behaviorfawningfawning behaviourunctuousunctuous behavior
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