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08:33 Nov 27, 2001
English to Tagalog translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: proud
being proud of what you are

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Joseph Rosacena
4 +1Ipinagmamalaki ko kung sino ako
Jake Estrada



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Ipinagmamalaki ko kung sino ako

Hi. If you wish to use "proud" in the positive context (i.e. not "arrogant" or "boastful"), then the appropriate Tagalog word is "ipinagmamalaki", a verb meaning "have pride on" or "to pride on (one's self)". Thus, your entire phrase would read "Ipinagmamalaki ko kung sino ako", wherein the direct word-for-word translations are as follows:

Ipinagmamalaki = "have pride on"
ko = "I"
kung sino = "who"
ako = "myself"

Thus, the entire Tagalog phrase would mean "I pride myself on who I am ", or "I pride myself on my self-identity".

On the other hand, if you wish to convey "proud" as "boastful", you could use the Tagalog word "mayabang", which comes from the word "yabang", meaning "boasting" or "air of arrogance".

Hope this helps!

    Native Tagalog speaker and resident of Manila since birth
Jake Estrada
Local time: 16:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 344

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agree  xxxjerky: He is correct, but don't forget kapalaluan :)
1 hr
  -> Thanks Erik. You're right, kapalaluan (pride) or palalo (proud or bombastic) is also absolutely acceptable.
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507 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

An idiomatic expression which means proud in Tagalog.

Joseph Rosacena
Local time: 10:50
Native speaker of: Native in TagalogTagalog, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 90
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