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mahilig

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

Definition for the Tagalog word mahilig:


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[adjective]  to be fond of; prone to; likes

Root: hilig
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Avoid using "mahilig" when referring to persons or people because it would suggest something like a "carnal addiction" for them. Deciding when to use "Gusto" or "Mahilig" can sometimes cause confusion for new students. "Gusto" expresses wanting, or liking something, or approval, or a favorable opinion of something; while "mahilig" expresses fondness for something and often a desire to "do something" to the object of approval.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Mahilig Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
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Mahilig ka bang magsulát
Are you fond of writing?
Mahilig kang magkalát ng tsismis
You like to spread rumors / gossips.
Mahilig magpóst si Julie sa Facebook. (Taglish) 
Julie is fond of creating posts on Facebook.
Mahilig akó sa ice cream
I am fond of ice cream. (I like ice cream, but don't necessarily want it right now)
Hindî akó mahilig sumayáw
I am not fond of dancing.
Mahilig ka bang maglu
Do you enjoy / Are you fond of cooking?
Mahilig si Anna sa mga kantá ni Beyonce. 
Anna is fond of songs by Beyonce.
Mahilig si Jude kumantá kahit na walâ siyá sa tono.
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Jude is fond of singing even though he's out of tune.
Mahilig magsinungalíng ang ba
The child likes to lie.
Alternate spelling(s):
mahihilig
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.


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How to pronounce mahilig:

MAHILIG AUDIO CLIP:
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Markup Code:
[rec:8401]
Related Filipino Words:
hilighumiligpagkahilig
Related English Words:
likelikesfond ofprone toto be fond of
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