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

Definition for the Tagalog word sana:

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[enclitic]  hope; hopefully; should
[adjective]  only

Root: sana
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
When "sana" is followed by a verb, for example: "Sana manalo ka" (I hope you will win), the verb remains in the infinitive aspect/tense. The verb is not conjugated into the contemplated aspect (future tense) as you would in English ("will win"). It may be helpful to think of "sana" as already having an implicit future connotation built into the word, and that is why the following verb is not in the contemplated aspect / future tense.

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Sana Example Sentences in Tagalog: (34)
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Sana manalo ka.
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I hope you win.
Sana maramdamán mo rin ang naráramdamán ko.
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I hope you'd get to feel how I am feeling right now.
Sana hindî na maulit itó.
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I hope this does not happen again.
Sana tuma akó sa lotto.
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I hope I win the lotto.
Sana maunawaan mo akó.
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I hope you would be able to understand me.
Sana huwág umulán mámayáng hapon.
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I hope it doesn't rain this afternoon.
Sana magkaroón kayó ng magandáng kinabukasan.
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I wish you/I hope you'll have a wonderful future.
Sana huwág kang tamarín.
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I hope you won't feel lazy / lose steam (in doing something).
Nandito sana si Roda, dahil magseselos talagá siyá!
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I just wish Roda was here, because she would be so jealous!
Sana makaupô tayo.
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I hope we'd be able to find seats.
Sana matutunan mo akóng mahalín.
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I hope you'd learn to love me.
Sana tamaan ko ang jackpot sa Linggó.
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I hope I win the jackpot on Sunday.
Sana magustuhán mo itó
I hope you'd like this.
Sana mabuksán ang isip mo sa katotohanan
I hope your mind will be open to the truth.
Sana hindî ka maubusan ng pasénsiyá sa akin
I hope you won't run out patience with me.
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How to pronounce sana:

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