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."

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Iyan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (73)
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Laging iyán ang sinasabi mo.
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That's what you always say.
Huwág mo iyáng sisirain.
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Don't break that.
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.
Hindî ko iyán kukunin.
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I won't be getting that.
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.
Huwág mong buksán iyán.
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Don't open that. / Don't turn that on.
Ibalík mo iyán sa akin.
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Give that back to me.
Ang mágasing iyán ang maglálamán ng iyóng kuwento.
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That magazine will contain your story.
Saán mo dádalhín iyán?
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Where are you taking that?
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:

Play audio #775
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