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

Definition for the Tagalog word maghanda:

maghandâ  Play audio #19066Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to prepare; to get ready; to arrange; to prepare food

Verb conjugations of maghanda:

Focus:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   Root: handaConjugation Type: Mag-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
maghandâ  Play audio #19066
naghandâ  Play audio #19067
naghahandâ  Play audio #19068
maghahandâ  Play audio #19069
Verb family:
ihandâ  |  
paghandaán  |  
maihandâ  |  
humandâ  |  
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Maghanda" would include external things as part of the preparation. "Humanda" is just focused on the person preparing himself/herself. They may be used interchangeably when the intended meaning is "get ready".
Note: when pronouncing "maghandâ" or "humandâ", the stress on the last syllable is less than the way normally given to that " ˄ " sign. It would be more like "maghandá" and "humandá" with just a hint of that " ˄ " stress sound.

This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Maghanda Example Sentences in Tagalog: (6)
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La siláng naghahandâ ng isdâ.
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They are always serving/preparing fish.
Sabihin mo kay Mary na maghandâ na kayó ng mesa at kakain na tayo.
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Tell Mary that you should set the table now as we are already about to eat.
Maghahandâ ka ba sa birthday mo?
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Would you be preparing food and inviting guests on your birthday?
Maghandâ na kayó at paratíng na ang mga bisita.
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Get ready now as the guests are already about to arrive.
Maghandâ ka na at malapit na tayong umalís.
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Get ready now as we are about to leave.
Maghandâ ka ng pera na ibabayad natin sa toll gate. 
Prepare the money we will be paying at the toll gate/Have the money ready for the toll gate.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Maghanda ka nang mabilis.
Tatoeba Sentence #1716788 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Get ready quickly.

Dapat maghanda na siya para sa kinabukasan.
Tatoeba Sentence #1694544 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You should prepare for the future.

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How to pronounce maghanda:

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readyget readygets readygot readygetting readyarrangearrangesarrangedarrangingprepareserveservedservesprepare food
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