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08:25 May 13, 2006
Tagalog to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Manufacturing
Tagalog term or phrase: naglalaba

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5doing the laundry
Ria Holmgeirsson
4 +1wash(es)/washing
Leny Vargas
5to washMDI-IDM



9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
to wash


Local time: 03:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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"naglalaba'' - wash/es (clothes, laundry) ..... present tense
Siya ay naglalaba tuwing umaga. -- She washes () clothes every morning.

"naglalaba" - washing (clothes) .... present continuous
Siya ay naglalaba ngayon. She is washing () clothes now.

"laba" is the root word, meaning "to wash"

Leny Vargas
Local time: 04:34
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in TagalogTagalog, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  FionaDV
102 days
  -> :) tnx.
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533 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
doing the laundry

This is the better term to use because "washing the clothes" is very Filipino. "I am doing my laundry" is better, more conversant, easier on the ear and less artificial.

Example sentence(s):
  • I am doing my laundry right now.
  • I am done with my laundry so I can come with you.
Ria Holmgeirsson
Local time: 04:34
Native speaker of: Native in TagalogTagalog
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