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

Definition for the Tagalog word tainga:

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[noun]  ear

Root: tainga
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Although that's how it is spelled properly, we commonly pronounce the word as "tenga" such that it even gets spelled incorrectly that way at times. Even if we'd try to be more faithful to the correct spelling in pronouncing it, we don't make the sound of the "a" and "i" vowels distinct from each. We would pronounce still it as "tay-nga".

Two well-known Filipino dishes have "tainga" among their ingredients:

"tainga ng baboy" (pig's ear) - a popular Filipino appetizer is called "tokwa't baboy" (tofu [bean curd] and pork). The "pork" there is usually chopped pig's ear.


"tainga ng dagá" (rat's ear) - due to its resemblance, this is the Filipino term for the cloud ear mushroom or black fungus, which is used in some Chinese dishes. You will sometimes see this "tainga ng dagá" as an ingredient in "pancit", a popular Filipino noodle dish that is of Chinese origin.



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Example Sentences Available Icon Tainga Example Sentences in Tagalog: (3)
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Takpán mo ang mga tainga mo.
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Cover your ears.
Idinikít ko ang tainga ko sa pintô
I stuck my ear to the door.
Dumugô ang tenga ng bida sa pelíkulá
The ear of the film's protagonist bled.
Alternate spelling(s):
tenga, taenga, taynga, teynga
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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How to pronounce tainga:

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