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]  fond of; like; likes; prone to

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.

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Mahilig Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
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Mahilig akó sa ice cream
I am fond of ice cream. (I like ice cream, but don't necessarily want it right now)
Mahilig si Anna sa mga kantá ni Beyonce. 
Anna is fond of songs by Beyonce.
Mahilig ka bang magsulát
Are you fond of writing?
Hindî akó mahilig sumayáw
I am not fond of dancing.
Mahilig kang magkalát ng tsismis.
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You like to spread rumors / gossips.
Mahilig magpóst si Julie sa Facebook. (Taglish)
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Julie is fond of creating posts on Facebook.
Mahilig ka bang maglu?
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Do you enjoy / Are you fond of cooking?
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.
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Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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How to pronounce mahilig:

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Related English Words:
likelikesfond ofprone toto be fond of
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