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: (60)
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Jane handed the t-shirt to Mark.
Anó ang gustó mong linawin kay
What do you want to clarify with Kathy?
Pangunahan mo si
Cecilia tungkól kay
Warn Cecila about Romeo.
Nagsabi akó kay
John na náritó akó
I told John that I am here.
Hinilíng ng Diyós kay
Abraham na ihain ang kaniyáng anák
God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son.
Doón ka tumabí kay
Stay over there beside Charles.
Dumalaw kamí kay
Victor na nasa ospitál
We visited Victor who's confined at the hospital.
Waláng tatalo kay
David sa yabang
Nobody can beat David when it comes to smugness.
Nagsabi akó kay
John na náritó na akó
I told John that I'm here already.
Kailán ka nagbigáy ng pera kay
When did you give money to Tom?
Nagpakita ang Birhen kay
The Virgin appeared to Bernadette at Lourdes.
Anó ang isinagót mo kay
What answer did you give Bill?
Ikáw ba ang pumalít kay
Are you the one who took over Jill's post?
Naibigáy mo ba ang pera kay
Were you able to give the money to Jim?
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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