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

Definition for the Tagalog word tawad:

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[noun]  discount; forgiveness; excuse

Root: tawad
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
When you go shopping here and it's possible to haggle for discount, the word "tawad" comes into play. "Tumawad" and "magpatawad" are its common subject-focused verb forms. "Itawad" and "patawarin" are its object-focused verb forms

The other verb forms can take both meanings, therefore, context is important.

"Mahirap ang nagpapatawad" = Forgiving/Giving discount is not easy.

"Pinatawad ka nung tindera?" = Did the lady vendor give you discount/forgive you?

"Hindi ka niya papatawarin" = He/She will not give you discount/forgive you.

Context is clear in the following:

"Patawarin mo ako at nagkamali ako" = Forgive me for I was wrong/I made a mistake

"Patawarin mo naman ako at ito na lang ang pera ko" = Consider giving me some discount as this is all the money I have left.

"Kung magpapatawad ka, baka bumili ako" = If you will be open to giving a discount, I might buy.

"Kaya mo bang magpatawad sa isang katulad ko? = Would you be able to grant forgiveness to someone like me?

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Tawad Example Sentences in Tagalog: (7)
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Humihingî akó ng tawad tungkól sa kalat.
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I'm sorry about the mess.
Hindî nakakapatáy ang paghingî ng tawad
Apology does not kill.
Hiníhingán nilá ng tawad ang mga bíktima
They're asking the victims for forgiveness.
Walâ nang tawad
No more discount? / Can't you give it to me at a lower price?
Magkano ang tawad mo
How much of a discount are you asking for? / What price do you want it for?
Hulíng tawad
Final offer. / Final discounted price.
Humingî ng tawad si Mary.
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Mary asked for forgiveness.
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