Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word mag-usap in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word mag-usap:

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[verb]  to have a discussion; to have a conversation; to converse; to chat
*Note: focus on plural actors who are talking

Verb conjugations of mag-usap:

Focus:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   Root: usapConjugation Type: Mag-
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Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
mag-usap  Play audio #8338
nag-usap  Play audio #19011
nag-uusap  Play audio #19012
mag-uusap  Play audio #19013
Verb family:
pag-usapan  |  
makausap  |  
kausapin  |  
makipag-usap  |  
mapag-usapan  |  
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"mag-usap" is ACTOR focused and the actor is always plural (tayo, kami, sila, etc.). This is different from the way the similar verbs of "talk" or "converse" are used in English. For example: To say "John and I had a discussion" you would use "Nag-usap kami ni John", using the plural "kami", for a sentence that literally translates to "We conversed, John." (where "I" is implied in "kami").

"Mag-usap" only indicates people are having a discussion. Ex: "John and Jill are talking." If you'd like to indicate who started the discussion, for example, say "John talked to Jill," try using the verb "makipag-usap".

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Mag-usap Example Sentences in Tagalog: (12)
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Mag-usap tayo.
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Let's talk.
Puwede ba tayong mag-usap?
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Can we talk? / Can we have a talk?
Kailangan nating mag-usap
We need to talk.
Nag-usap kamí ni John. 
I talked with John.
Nag-usap ang lola at ang lolo kanina
The grandfather and grandmother talked earlier today.
Nag-uusap siná Peter at Paul. 
Peter and Paul are talking to each other.
Mag-usap tayo sa Tagalog
Let's talk in Tagalog.
Nag-uusap pa silá doón.
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They are still talking over there.
Sa Sábado kamí mag-uusap ni Jean. 
Jean and I would talk on Saturday.
Saka na tayo mag-usap
Let's talk later.
Nag-uusap ang magkaibigang Mary at Martha sa eskuwela
The friends Mary and Martha are having a discussion in the school.
Si Tom at si Alice ay nag-usap na kahapon
Tom and Alice already talked yesterday.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Nag-usap kami.
Tatoeba Sentence #5214375 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We talked.

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Alternate spelling(s):
uusap, magusap, nag usap, nag uusap, mag uusap, mag usap, nagusap, naguusap, maguusap
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