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kaya

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.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Kaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (19)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Kaya mo bang kumantá
Can you sing?
Kaya ko itó, maniwa ka
I can do this, trust me.
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?
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?
Hindî mo akó kayang lokohin
You can't fool me.
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.
Kayang maglamán ng bangâ hanggáng 25 galón
The jar can hold up to 25 gallons.
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.
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):
kakayahan
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:

KAYA AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #10082
Markup Code:
[rec:10082]
Related Filipino Words:
kayâkayaninmakayakakayahánkayá palámakayanankáyang-kayao kayá'ykayá langmay-kaya
Related English Words:
abilitycapableablecanaffordafford toable to affordfeasible
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