Help! Is it like regret … involving in love etc? Thanks in advance
It means regretful.
Nanghihinayang ako. – I am regretful.
There is a Tagalog song with that same title by Jeremiah.
This is it’s lyrics for you to understand what nanghihinayang means…
Nanghihinayang ang puso ko My heart is regretful
Sa piling ko’y lumuha ka lang With me, all you knew was tears
Nasaktan lamang kita I’ve only hurt you
Hindi na sana I wish I hadn’t
Hindi na sana iniwan pa I wish I hadn’t left
Iniwan kang nag-iisa at nagdurusa Left you alone and in misery
Ako sana’y patawarin na I am hoping you’ll forgive me…
Nanghihinayang is a verb in progressive tense, which means regretting a wasted opportunity or regretting to grab the opportunity.
Ako ay nanghihinayang na hindi siya ang aking nakaisang-dibdib.
I am regretting that she did not become my wife.
Nanghihinayang talaga ako na hindi ako nakapunta sa piging kagabi dahil naroon ang aking matalik na kaibigan.
I am really regretting that I did not come to the party last night because my best friend was there.
nang hinayang – past regret…
nang conj. 1 when (past reference). Nag-aaral kami nang dumating siya. We were studying when he arrived. 2 so that (in order that), usually with at. Mag-aral ka at nang makapasa ka. You study so that you will pass (your courses). · adv. 1 when, in or- der to, particle added to an adjective to make an adverb of it. Tumakbo siya nang matulin. He ran swiftly. 2 used between repeated verbs to in- dicate intensity or continuity of the action. Tumakbo siya nang tumakbo. He kept on running.
hin´ayang n. feeling of regret for not having utilized something or not havingtake advantage of a situation (from s´ayang) panghinayang (pang-) n. regret