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

Definition for the Tagalog word kaya:

kaya  Play audio #10082Save to Flash Cards
[pseudo-verb]  feasible
[adjective]  can; capable; able; able to afford; afford to
[noun]  ability

Root: kaya
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Kaya" should only be used for the English word "can" as a synonym for "able" or "capable." Ex: She can (is able to) walk. It should NOT be used as a synonym or "may" or to request permission Ex: In the sentence "May I got to the bathroom?" it would be wrong to use "kaya." To ask permissions, use "puwede" instead.

String frequency indicator:

This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Kaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (23)
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Kaya ko itó, maniwa ka.
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I can do this, trust me.
Kaya mo bang kumantá?
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Can you sing?
Hindî ko kayang kumantá.
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I can't sing.
Kaya mo bang hiblahán ang karayom?
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Can you thread a needle?
Kaya mo na bang lumakad
Are you strong / well enough to walk already?
Hindî mo akó kayang lokohin.
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You can't fool me.
Kaya mo bang kitain ang US$500 sa isáng araw
Can you earn US$500 in a day?
Kaya mo bang mamu
Can you lead?
Kaya mo ba akóng buhatin
Would you be able to lift me up?
Kaya ba niyáng magpatakbó ng panaderyá
Can she manage a bakery?
Sabi ng doktór pwede na akóng bumangon kung kaya ko na.
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The doctor said I can/am allowed to get out of bed now if I am able.
Huwág kang praníng, kaya mo 'yang bagong trabahong binigáy sa iyó.
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Don't be a paranoid, you're capable of doing that new job given to you.
Hindî niyá kayang ilaán ang pantubós
He could not provide the ransom.
Kaya kong akyatín ang bundók, pero hindî ko kaya sa loób ng isáng araw
I can climb the mountain, but I can't do it within a day.
Puwede mong ubusin ang cake kung kaya mo
You can/may finish the cake if you can / are able.
Alternate spelling(s):
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

Related Words:
Words spelled the same with a different pronunciation, stress, or definition:
2:kayâ  Play audio #570Save to Flash Cards
[conjunction]  that's why; so; as a result; consequently; hence; the reason why; therefore
[enclitic]  I wonder if; do you suppose; perhaps
[idiom]  used idiomatically to express doubt, question or surprise

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How to pronounce kaya:

Play audio #10082
Markup Code:
Related Filipino Words:
kayâmakayakayaninkáyang-kayakayá palákakayahánmakayananmay-kayakayá lango kayá'y
Related English Words:
abilitycapableablecanaffordafford toable to affordfeasible
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