Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word kay in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word kay:

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[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)

Root: kay
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"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."

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Kay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (87)
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Ikinasál siyá kay Maria.
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He got married to Maria.
Naibigáy mo ba ang pera kay Jim?
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Were you able to give the money to Jim?
Kay gandá
How beautiful!
Kay talino mo
You are so smart! (How smart you are!)
Iniabót ni Jane kay Mark ang t-shirt.
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Jane handed the t-shirt to Mark.
Hiníhilíng ko kay Patrice na patawarin na niyá akó
I'm asking Patrice for her to forgive me.
Nagsabi akó kay John na náritó akó.
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I told John that I am here.
Anó ang gustó mong linawin kay Kathy?
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What do you want to clarify with Kathy?
Pangunahan mo si Cecilia tungkól kay Romeo.
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Warn Cecila about Romeo.
Nilálabanan niyá ang marubdób na damdamin kay Ria.
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He's fighting his intense feelings for Ria.
Nagsabi akó kay John na náritó na akó.
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I told John that I'm here already.
Áaminin ko bukas ang mga ginawâ ko kay Jackie.
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I will confess tomorrow what I did to Jackie.
Kailán ka nagbigáy ng pera kay Tom?
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When did you give money to Tom?
Nagpakita ang Birhen kay Bernadette sa Lourdes.
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The Virgin appeared to Bernadette at Lourdes.
Anó ang isinagót mo kay Bill?
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What answer did you give Bill?
Alternate spelling(s):
ke, key
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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