Formal Rank: #377 Casual Rank: #191 ** 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.
Kuya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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I love my older brother.
I bought ice cream from the older man.
Big brother's car sideswept ours.
I just borrowed this from my older brother.
"Kuya John" nalangitawagmosaakin.
You can just call me "Kuya (brother) John."
My brother's sneeze is funny.
I will take the same course as my elder brother's in college.
Tumutulongsikuya sa amingmgamagulangsamgagawaingbahay.