"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.
Formal Rank: #41 Casual Rank: #31 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Kaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (23)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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I can do this, trust me.
Can you sing?
I can't sing.
Can you thread a needle?
Are you strong / well enough to walk already?
You can't fool me.
Kayamobangkitainang US$500 saisángaraw?
Can you earn US$500 in a day?
Can you lead?
Would you be able to lift me up?
Kaya ba niyángmagpatakbóngpanaderyá?
Can she manage a bakery?
The doctor said I can/am allowed to get out of bed now if I am able.