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

Definition for the Tagalog word iyan:

iyán  Play audio #775Save to Flash Cards
that (near person spoken to)

Root: iyan
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Iyán" is used to mean "that" when the object being referenced is located close to the person you're speaking to. There is no equivalent in English. For example: If a man is speaking to a woman holding a book, the man might say "Anó iyán?" in reference to the book, because it is located near the person he's speaking to (the woman). He should not "iyón," which also means "that."

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Example Sentences Available Icon Iyan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (65)
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Laging iyán ang sinasabi mo.
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That's what you always say.
Tirahán mo iyán dahil iyó iyán
Live in there because it's yours.
Huwág mo iyáng angkinín.
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Don't claim that as yours.
Huwág iyán ang isagót mo sa akin.
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Don't give me that answer.
Masúsugatan ka kapág nagpumilit kang gawín iyán.
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You'll get injured if you insist on doing that.
Hindî ko sinabi iyán.
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I didn't say that.
Pabayaan mo na lang 'yan.
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Just let it be.
Umiiral na ang kautusáng iyán magmulâ pa noóng 1970s.
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That order had been in operation since the 1970s.
Aayusin ko iyán mamayâ.
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I'll fix / take care of that later.
Ita mo iyán sa ilalim ng unan mo.
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Hide that under your pillow.
Ang mágasing iyán ang maglálamán ng iyóng kuwento
That magazine will contain your story.
Huwág mong isama iyán.
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Don't include that.
Pagbibidahan ba ni Meryl ang pelíkuláng iyán?
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Will Meryl star in that film?
Makúkumpiská iyán kung waláng pahintulot mulâ sa pámunuán
That will be confiscated if there is no permit from the management.
Huwág ka diyán maupô at marumí iyán
Don't sit there as that is dirty.
Alternate spelling(s):
'yan, yan, 'yang
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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How to pronounce iyan:

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