Definition for the Tagalog word kaya:
k aya [adjective] can; capable; able; able to afford; afford to [noun] ability Root: kaya
"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 "
Kaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Are you strong / well enough to walk already?
K aya mo bang hiblah án ang kar ayom
Can you thread a needle?
K aya mo bang kit ain ang
sa is áng araw
Can you earn US$500 in a day?
K aya kong akyat ín ang bund ók
p ero hind î ko k aya sa lo ób ng is áng araw
I can climb the mountain, but I can't do it within a day.
K aya mo ba ak óng buh atin
Would you be able to lift me up?
S abi ng dokt ór pw ede na ak óng bum angon kung k aya ko na
The doctor said I can/am allowed to get out of bed now if I am able.
Puw ede mong ub usin ang
kung k aya mo
You can/may finish the cake if you can / are able.
K aya ko it ó
maniw alà ka
I can do this, trust me.
Hind î mo ak ó k ayang lok ohin
You can't fool me.
Pakiramd ám ko
hind î ko k ayang mam unò
I felt inadequate to lead.
K aya mo bang magpahay ág ng mahih irap na kaisip án at id eya
Can you convey complex thoughts and ideas?
Hind î kit á k ayang tanggih án kas í mah ál kit á
I can't say no to you because I love you.
niy áng magpatakb ó ng panadery á
Can she manage a bakery?
kakayahan Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.
Words spelled the same with a different pronunciation, stress, or definition:
2: kay â [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:
kay â kay anin makay anan mak aya kakayah án kay á pal á o kay á'y may-k aya k áyang-k aya kay á lang
Related English Words:
ability capable able can afford afford to able to afford
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
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