Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word ama in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word ama:

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[noun]  father

Root: ama
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Ama" is a more formal word for "Dad", similar to how "Father" is a more formal word than "Dad" in English. If you want to be more casual, use "Tatay" instead.

String frequency indicator:

This string is used more frequently in formal content than casual content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Ama Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
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Natuwâ siyá nang mapag-alamáng magiging amá siyá.
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He was happy when he realized that he would be a dad.
Tinagurián si Jose Nepomuceno bilang "Amá ng Pelíkuláng Filipino."
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Jose Nepomuceno was hailed as the "Father of Philippine Movies."
Magdasál ka ng Amá Namin
Pray the Our Father (a prayer).
Nagsasaka ang amá ko para may kabuhayan kamí
My father cultivates land so we could earn a living.
Títiyakín ng amá na makakakain ang kaniyáng pamilya
The father will ensure that his family will be able to eat.
Iginígiít ng amá ni Dan na tapusin niyá ang pag-aaral
Dan's father insists that he finish school.
Iniligtás ko siyá para maiuwî sa amá niyá
I saved her in order to return her to her mother.
Bumulóng ang ba sa kaniyáng amá
The child whispered to his dad.
Huwág kayóng maingay at nagpápahingá ang inyóng amá
Don't be noisy because your father is resting / sleeping.

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