Definition for the Tagalog word iyan:
that (near person spoken to)
án" 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 "An ó iy án?" in reference to the book, because it is located near the person he's speaking to (the woman). He should not "iy ón," which also means "that."
Iyan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (55)
L aging iy án ang sinas abi mo
That's what you always say.
Huw ág ka diy án maup ô at marum í iy án
Don't sit there as that is dirty.
Sum agì na ba sa is ipan ni
ang mga tan óng na iy án
Have those questions ever crossed Anya's mind?
It ó m una ang atup agin mo b ago iy án
Take care of this first before that one.
Don't claim that as yours.
Huw ág iy án ang isag ót mo sa akin
Don't give me that answer.
Huw ág mo iy áng paglaru án
Don't play with that.
Pabay aan mo na lang 'yan
Just let it be.
'yang Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.
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