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
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".

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

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How to pronounce maghintay:

Play audio #19078
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Related Filipino Words:
hintáyhintayíntekapinakahíhintáypakí hintáypaghíhintáyhintayankáhihintáypaghintayán
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