"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."
Formal Rank: #817 Casual Rank: #373 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
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Iyan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (79)
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