03:21 Dec 29, 2003
English to Tagalog translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: alert
ICQ alerts, SMS alerts on computer or mobile phone when message arrives.
Tess Whitty
United States
Local time: 10:25

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5 +2alert or hudyat
Joseph Rosacena
lysander canlas



12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

i'm sorry, i can't speak swedish!

or "nakahandâ"; "alisto" is popular, spanish-derived.

lysander canlas
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alert or hudyat

As for this term, I would suggest that you stick to the English version since this is widely used and accepted by Filipinos. Nevertheless, there's a near equivalent of that term - "hudyat" - meaning a warning signal (alerts warn you that you have messages coming in, etc.). "Handa or alisto" means ready which is not appropriate on this context.

Ref.: English-Tagalog dictionary by L. English

Joseph Rosacena
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Native speaker of: Native in TagalogTagalog, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Dia Alibo
51 mins
  -> Thanks and wish you a Prosperous New Year.

agree  Cesar Baluyut: i concur. 'hudyat' more of a military descent, means 'pay attention'.
25 days
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