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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

abala

  1. third-person singular past historic of abaler

JavaneseEdit

Other scripts
Carakan ꦲꦧꦭ
Roman abala

EtymologyEdit

From a- +‎ bala

VerbEdit

abala

  1. to have an army

KapampanganEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abala

  1. a family affair, something to be kept internal
  2. a delay

PortugueseEdit

TagalogEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

abala

  1. trouble; bother; inconvenience
    Ang matagal na problema ng trapik sa mga kalsada ay isang matinding abala sa mamamayan.
    The long-time problem of road traffic is a heavy burden to people.
  2. interruption; delay; disturbance

VerbEdit

abala

  1. To trouble; to bother; to hinder.
    Nang-aabala ang bata sa pangungulit nito sa kanyang kuya.
    The kid is bothering his brother with his pestering.
    Inaabala ni Ameliane ang linya ng pag-iisip ko!
    Ameliane is cutting off my line of thought!
SynonymsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

abalá

  1. busy; preoccupied; distracted
    Wala akong oras dahil abala ako sa pangangalaga sa lolo ko.
    I've no time because I'm busy taking care of my grandfather.
  2. absorbed; obsessed; engrossed
  3. inconvenient; bothersome.
    Abala naman ang pinagagawa mo sa akin.
    What you're asking me to do is troublesome.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

abala

  1. To trouble oneself with; to put oneself in inconvenience.
    Salamat, pero 'di mo naman kailangang magdala ng regalo; nag-abala ka pa.
    Thanks, but you didn't need to bring a gift; you had to bother.
  2. To trouble; to bother; to hinder.
    Huwag mo nang ituloy kung naaabala ka nito.
    Don't push through if this bothers you.
    Naaabala ng baradong kanal ang tuluy-tuloy na paghigop nito sa tubig-baha.
    A clogged canal hinders its own continuous gobbling of floodwater.
  3. To preoccupy or distract.
    Dalawang oras kasi ang paghintay sa paliparan, kaya sa pagtambay ay mainam na maabala ako ng mga laro.
    Waiting in the airport will take two hours, see, so while standing by, it is wise I be distracted with games.
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