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kaya

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: (12)
Hindî ko kayang kumantá
I can't sing.
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 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.
Hindî kitá kayang tanggihán kasí mahál kitá
I can't say no to you because I love you.
Huwág kang praníng, kaya mo 'yang bagong trabahong binigáy sa iyó
Don't be a paranoid, you're capable of doing that new job given to you.
Huwág kang uutang kung hindî mo kayang bayaran
Don't borrow money if you won't be able to pay it back.
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 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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How to pronounce kaya:

KAYA AUDIO CLIP:
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Markup Code:
[rec:10082]
Related Filipino Words:
kayâkayaninmakayananmakayakakayahánkayá paláo kayá'ykayá langmay-kayakáyang-kaya
Related English Words:
abilitycapableablecanaffordafford toable to afford
Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
kayang
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