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

Definition for the Tagalog word iyan:

iyán  Play audioSave 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."

Example Sentences Available Icon Iyan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (55)
Laging iyán ang sinasabi mo
That's what you always say.
Huwág ka diyán maupô at marumí iyán
Don't sit there as that is dirty.
Huwág mo iyáng sisirain
Don't break that.
Hindî mura iyán
That's not cheap.
Suma na ba sa isipan ni Anya ang mga tanóng na iyán
Have those questions ever crossed Anya's mind?
Itó muna ang atupagin mo bago iyán
Take care of this first before that one.
Huwág mo iyáng angkinín
Don't claim that as yours.
Huwág iyán ang isagót mo sa akin
Don't give me that answer.
Hindî ko sinabi iyán
I didn't say that.
Isukat mo iyán
Try that on.
Huwág mo iyáng paglaruán
Don't play with that.
Pabayaan mo na lang 'yan
Just let it be.
Alternate spelling(s):
'yan, yan, 'yang
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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