Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word pag-ibig in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word pag-ibig:

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[noun]  love; romantic love; romantic affection

Root: ibig
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Pag-ibig" suggests a more intense level of love and when directed at people would most likely mean romantic love. "Pagmamahál" is more general in application.

You can have "pagmamahal" towards everyone you know, but it would sound improper if you'd have "pag-ibig" towards your parents, siblings, children, relatives, and friends other than that special someone in your life.

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Pag-ibig Example Sentences in Tagalog: (10)
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Nadáramá mo ba ang pag-ibig ko sa iyó?
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Can you feel my love for you?
Masakít ang masawî sa pag-ibig.
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It hurts to have a broken heart.
Maibábalík mo ba ang pag-ibig na dati mong nadamá?
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Can you regain the love you once felt?
Hindî nabíbilí ang pag-ibig ko.
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My love can't be bought.
Inilarawan ni Bobby ang buhay pag-ibig niyá
Bobby described his love life.
Ginagapî ng pag-ibig ang poót
Love overpowers hate.
mga makalumáng awit ng pag-ibig 
old-fashioned love songs
Hindî kailanmán nabibigô ang pag-ibig
Love never fails.
Hindî mo makákalimutan ang una mong pag-ibig.
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You will never forget your first love.
Nakaranas ka na ba ng kabiguan sa pag-ibig?
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Have you already experienced failure in your love life?
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How to pronounce pag-ibig:

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Related Filipino Words:
ibigibig sabihinumibigibiginmaibiganpag-íibigánmakaibigpakikipagkaibigan
Related English Words:
loveromantic loveaffectionromantic affection
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