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

Definition for the Tagalog word maghintay:

maghintáy  Play audio #19078Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to wait; to await

Verb conjugations of maghintay:

Focus:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   Root: hintayConjugation Type: Mag-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
maghintáy  Play audio #19078
naghintáy  Play audio #19079
naghíhintáy  Play audio #19080
maghíhintáy  Play audio #19081
Verb family:  
,  hintayín ,  paghintayán ,  makapaghintáy
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Related to "teka": Although "teka" and "maghintay ka" mean the same thing, most of the time they are not interchangeable. Use "teka" when what you want to say is the imperative "wait" and not "you wait". Since "hintay" means "wait", it is possible to use it in place of "teka". Most of the time though, we use "teka". "Antay" is another way of saying "hintay".

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Maghintay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Maghintáy ka muna diyán.
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You wait there first.
Naghintáy kamí hanggáng alás dos.
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We waited until two o'clock.
Naghíhintáy silá ng doktór.
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They are waiting for a doctor.
Dito tayo maghintáy ng taxi.
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Let's wait here for a taxi.
Matagál na kamíng naghíhintáy sa iyó.
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We have been waiting for you for quite a while.
Hanggáng anóng oras ka puwedeng maghintáy?
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Up to what time can you wait?
Gaanong katagál akó maghíhintáy?
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How long should I wait?
Dito akó maghíhintáy.
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I'll wait here.
Maghintáy ka ng iláng taón para matamó ang pagkilalang ináasám mo
Wait for several years to gain the recognition you aspire for.
Nagbasá lang muna akó habang naghíhintáy sa iyó.
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I just did some reading while waiting for you.
Naghintáy kamí kay Mike hanggáng tangha pero hindî siyá nagpakita.
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We waited for Mike till noon but he did not show up.
Nakalimutan niyá kung dapat siyáng maghintáy, o hindî.
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She forgot whether she was supposed to wait or not.
Naghintáy akó nang mga isáng oras.
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I waited about one hour.
Alternate spelling(s):
mag-antay, nag-antay, nag-aantay, mag-aantay, maghantay, naghantay, naghahantay, maghahantay
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How to pronounce maghintay:

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Related Filipino Words:
hintáyhintayíntekapinakahíhintáypakí hintáypaghíhintáyhintayanmakapaghintáykáhihintáypaghintayán
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