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

Definition for the Tagalog word kaya:

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[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.

Example Sentences Available Icon Kaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Hindî ko kayang kumantá.
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I can't sing.
Kaya mo na bang lumakad
Are you strong / well enough to walk already?
Kaya mo bang hiblahán ang karayom
Can you thread a needle?
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 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.
Kaya mo ba akóng buhatin
Would you be able to lift me up?
Sabi ng doktór pwede na akóng bumangon kung kaya ko na
The doctor said I can/am allowed to get out of bed now if I am able.
Puwede mong ubusin ang cake kung kaya mo
You can/may finish the cake if you can / are able.
Kaya ko itó, maniwa ka
I can do this, trust me.
Hindî mo akó kayang lokohin
You can't fool me.
Pakiramdám ko, hindî ko kayang mamu
I felt inadequate to lead.
Kaya mo bang magpahayág ng mahihirap na kaisipán at ideya
Can you convey complex thoughts and ideas?
Hindî kitá kayang tanggihán kasí mahál kitá
I can't say no to you because I love you.
Kaya ba niyáng magpatakbó ng panaderyá
Can she manage a bakery?
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Related Words:
Words spelled the same with a different pronunciation, stress, or definition:
2:kayâ  Play audioSave to Flash Cards
[enclitic]  perhaps; I wonder if; do you suppose
[idiom]  used idiomatically to express doubt, question or surprise
[conjunction]  that's why; the reason why; therefore; hence; so; consequently; as a result

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Related Filipino Words:
kayâkayaninmakayananmakayakakayahánkayá paláo kayá'ymay-kayakáyang-kayakayá lang
Related English Words:
abilitycapableablecanaffordafford toable to afford
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