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

Definition for the Tagalog word matagal:

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

Root: tagal
String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Matagal Example Sentences in Tagalog: (15)
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Matagál mapatáy ang apóy.
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It takes a long time to extinguish the fire.
Matagál siyá bago nakatayô.
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It took a while before he could stand up.
Matagál na kamíng naghíhintáy sa iyó.
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We have been waiting for you for quite a while.
Matagál kong pinag-isipan ang desisyón na itó
I took me a long time to consider this decision.
Matagál nang pumanaw ang nanay ni Lena. 
Lena's mother died a long time ago.
Gaano katagál nang nangingisdâ si Pamela? 
How long has Pamela been fishing?
Matagál malu ang adobo
Adobo takes a while to be cooked.
Pinatatalsík nilá ang mga matagál nang namámaha
They overthrow those who are firmly established in power.
Bukás silá nang mas matagál
They stay open longer.
Matagál na tayong hindî nakákabilí ng ice cream.
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We have not been able to buy ice cream for a while now.
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 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.
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How to pronounce matagal:

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Related Filipino Words:
tagálgaano katagálmagtagáltumagálpatagalíntagalánmatagál-tagálmatagalánpinakamatagálkatagalan
Related English Words:
longa whilelong timelong agolatechronic
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