dalawa

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Tagalog[edit]

Tagalog numbers (edit)
20
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    Cardinal: dalawa
    Spanish cardinal: dos
    Ordinal: ikalawa, pangalawa
    Spanish ordinal: segundo, segunda
    Ordinal abbreviation: ika-2, pang-2
    Adverbial: makalawa, makadalawa
    Multiplier: doble, dalawang ibayo
    Distributive: tigdalawa, dalawahan, dala-dalawa
    Restrictive: dadalawa
    Fractional: kalahati

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier dalwa, from earlier *darua < *dadua, from Proto-Central Philippine *da-duha (with irregular loss of *h), from Proto-Philippine *da-duha, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *da-duha, from Proto-Austronesian *da-duSa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: da‧la‧wa
  • IPA(key): /dalaˈwa/, [dɐ.lɐˈwa]

Numeral[edit]

dalawá (Baybayin spelling ᜇᜎᜏ)

  1. two
    Synonym: dos

Usage notes[edit]

  • To describe the quantity of something, the number is placed before the noun and affixed with a -ng when the word ends with a vowel, and a separate word na for a consonant.
    Isang saging, dalawang pinya
    Apat na mansanas, anim na mangga

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Further reading[edit]

  • dalawa”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018