Definition for the Tagalog word kay:
[preposition] to; for; of; toward; with; from; preposition typically used before a proper name;
[adverb] a prefix used with an adjective to express amazement, surprise, esteem, insult; how (for example: kay bango - how fragrant; kay pangit - how ugly)
"Kay" has the same definition and function as "sa," except that it is used in front of a proper noun / name.
For example, it's incorrect to say:
WRONG: "Bumaling ako sa Mary."
Since "Mary" is a proper noun / name, you would need to use "kay" instead of "sa":
CORRECT: "Bumaling ako kay Mary."
Kay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (70)
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Naibigáy mo ba ang pera kay
Were you able to give the money to Jim?
You are so smart! (How smart you are!)
Jane handed the t-shirt to Mark.
Anó ang gustó mong linawin kay
What do you want to clarify with Kathy?
Tinítirahán ko ang
unit malapit kay
I occupy the unit near Gab's.
Pangunahan mo si
Cecilia tungkól kay
Warn Cecila about Romeo.
Nilálabanan niyá ang marubdób na damdamin kay
He's fighting his intense feelings for Ria.
Inilarawan mo ba kay
Renee ang direksyón papuntá sa tagpuan natin
Did you describe to Renee the directions going to our meeting place?
Áaminin ko bukas ang mga ginawâ ko kay
I will confess tomorrow what I did to Jackie.
Anó ang isinagót mo kay
What answer did you give Bill?
Hindî ko kaagád naapulà ang galit ko kay
I was not able to immediately arrest my anger towards Ben.
Huwág mo na lang mabábanggít kay
Just don't let Tony know about it.
Ipinangakò ko kay
Berna na uuwî akó nang maaga
I promised Berna to come home early.
Alternate spelling(s): ke
, keyAlternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.
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Related English Words:tofortowardwithof
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