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

Definition for the Tagalog word teka:

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Wait! Shortened form of: "Hintay ka"

Root: hintay
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Teka" comes from "hintay ka"?

Because of this, you can always replace "teka" with "hintay" or "hintay ka" in normal usage.

These are all translated the same:
"Teka, teka, teka muna" = "Hintay, hintay, hintay muna" = "Hintay ka, hintay ka, hintay ka muna"

"Hintay" is really the word for "wait" and if you'll try to pronounce "hintay ka" fast, it may just sound like "teka". So, "teka" is really "you wait" and because of that, it is mostly used only in the imperative / command form. Use "teka" when what you want to say is the imperative "wait" and not "you wait". "Antay" is another way of saying "hintay".

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Teka Example Sentences in Tagalog: (6)
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Teka, áalamín ko sa kanya.
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Wait, I will inquire from him.
Teka lang
Wait a bit.
Teka, pinag-íisipan ko pa
Wait, I'm still thinking about it.
Teka muna. Hindî pa akó pumapayag
Wait a minute. I have not agreed yet.
Teka, pumipi pa kamí
Wait, we're still choosing.
Teka, lumalayô na tayo sa pinag-úusapan natin
Wait, we're already digressing from our topic.

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How to pronounce teka:

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Related Filipino Words:
hintáymaghintáyhintayínpinakahíhintáypakí hintáypaghíhintáyhintayanmakapaghintáykáhihintáypaghintayán
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