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."

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Example Sentences Available Icon Kay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (70)
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Ikinasál siyá kay Maria. 
He got married to Maria.
Naibigáy mo ba ang pera kay Jim? 
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.
Anó ang gustó mong linawin kay Kathy?
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What do you want to clarify with Kathy?
Tinítirahán ko ang unit malapit kay Gab. 
I occupy the unit near Gab's.
Pangunahan mo si Cecilia tungkól kay Romeo. 
Warn Cecila about Romeo.
Nilálabanan niyá ang marubdób na damdamin kay Ria. 
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 Jackie. 
I will confess tomorrow what I did to Jackie.
Anó ang isinagót mo kay Bill?
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What answer did you give Bill?
Hindî ko kaagád naapu ang galit ko kay Ben. 
I was not able to immediately arrest my anger towards Ben.
Huwág mo na lang mabábanggít kay Tony.
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Just don't let Tony know about it.
Ipinanga ko kay Berna na uuwî akó nang maaga
I promised Berna to come home early.
Alternate spelling(s):
ke, key
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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