"Ikaw" is an actor focused version of "you" that is unique in that it is typically only used at the beginning of a sentence. Otherwise, you would use the more common "ka" actor focused version of "you". Both "ikaw" and "ka" have the same meaning.
Formal Rank: #238 Casual Rank: #106 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Ikaw Example Sentences in Tagalog: (22)
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