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matagal

Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word matagal.

Definition for the Tagalog word matagal:


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[adjective]  long (in time); long time; late; chronic; a while
[adverb]  long ago; for a long time

Root: tagal

Example Sentences Available Icon Matagal Example Sentences in Tagalog: (12)
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Matagál siyá bago nakatayô.
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It took a while before he could stand up.
Matagál kong pinag-isipan ang desisyón na itó
I took me a long time to consider this decision.
Matagál malu ang adobo
Adobo takes a while to be cooked.
Matagál mapatáy ang apóy
It takes a long time to extinguish the fire.
Matagál na kamíng naghíhintáy sa iyó
We have been waiting for you for quite a while.
Bukás silá nang mas matagál
They stay open longer.
Gustó mo bang mabuhay nang mas matagál
Would you like to live longer?
Ngayón lang napansín ni Jill na matagál na siyáng mahál ni Jack. 
It's only now that Jill realized that Jack has been in love with her for some time.
Buti nakita mo. Matagál ko nang hinahanap iyán
It's good you found it. I've been looking for that for some time.
Mas matagál kumulô ang tubig kapág malamíg ang panahón
Water takes longer to boil when the weather is cold.
Matagál na tayong hindî nakákabilí ng ice cream. 
We have not been able to buy ice cream for a while now.
Matagál na si Jane na nag-aaral ng violin pero hindî siyá matuto
Jane has been learning how to play the violin for quite some time already but to no avail.
Alternate spelling(s):
antagal
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.


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How to pronounce matagal:

MATAGAL AUDIO CLIP:
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Markup Code:
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Related Filipino Words:
tagálmagtagálgaano katagáltumagálpatagalíntagalánmatagalánpagpápatagálmatagál-tagálpinakamatagál
Related English Words:
longa whilelong timelong agolatechronic
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