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

Definition for the Tagalog word matagalan:

matagalán  Play audio #12900Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to take long Actor Focus Icon Actor Focus; to take time Actor Focus Icon Actor Focus; to be able to endure/stand something Object Focus Icon Object Focus

Verb conjugations of matagalan:

Focuses:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   / Object Focus Icon Object   Root: tagalConjugation Type: Ma- -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
matagalán  Play audio #12900
natagalán  Play audio #24043
natátagalán  Play audio #24044
matátagalán  Play audio #24045
Verb family:
tumagál  |  
magtagál  |  
This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Matagalan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
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Humingî akó ng paumanhín dahil natagalán kamí.
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I asked for forgiveness for taking so long.
Matátagalán pa bago ko siyá maunawaan.
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It would be a long time before I could understand her.
Dahil mahi ka, maaaring matagalán ang pagbabago
Because you are weak, change may take time.
Hindî na niyá matagalán ang pag-aakusá ni Val. 
She could no longer endure Val's accusations.
Bakâ matagalán bago maghilom ang iyóng nasaktáng damdamin
It may take a while to get over your hurt feelings.
Natagalán akóng linisin ang bahay namin
It took me quite some time to clean our house.
Natagalán siyáng basahin ang nobela
It took him a long time to read the novel.
Humangos akó palabás dahil hindî ko natagalán ang usok
I rushed outside because I couldn't stand the smoke.
La siyáng natátagalán sa pagpi ng damít
She always takes the time to choose a dress.
Natátagalán silá sa pagboto ng bagong pinuno
It takes them a long time to vote for the new leader.
Matátagalán bago magkaroón ng kuryente
It will take time before the elecricity is restored.
Matátagalán bago siyá gumalíng
It will take some time before he heals.
Parang hindî ko itó matátagalán
I felt as though I could not endure it.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Palagi siyang natatagalan sa pagpili ng kanyang damit.
Tatoeba Sentence #2820111 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She always takes her time in choosing her dress.

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How to pronounce matagalan:

Play audio #12900
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Related Filipino Words:
tagálmatagálgaano katagálmagtagáltumagáltagalánpatagalínmatagál-tagálpinakamatagálkatagalan
Related English Words:
withstandwithstoodwithstandingwithstandstake timetaking timeendureenduresenduredenduringendure somethingstandable to standable to enduretake a long timetake longtakes a long timetakes longtaking a long timetaking longtook a long timetook long
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