Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word kuya in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word kuya:

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[noun]  elder brother; big brother; buddy; friendly term given to an older male

Root: kuya
String frequency indicator:

This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Kuya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
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Mahál ko ang kuya ko
I love my older brother.
Bumilí akó ng sorbetes kay kuya.
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I bought ice cream from the older man.
Suma sa kotse namin ang kotse ni kuya.
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Big brother's car sideswept ours.
Hinirám ko lang itó sa kuya ko.
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I just borrowed this from my older brother.
"Kuya John" na lang itawag mo sa akin
You can just call me "Kuya (brother) John."
Nakákatawá ang bahíng ng kuya ko
My brother's sneeze is funny.
Gagayahin ko ang kurso ng kuya ko sa koléhiyó
I will take the same course as my elder brother's in college.
Tumutulong si kuya sa aming mga magulang sa mga gawaing bahay
Big brother helps our parents do housework.
Tinanóng ko ang kuya sa hayskul, "Kuya, anó pô ang mga gawain niyó sa hayskul?" 
I asked my senior from high school, "What activities do you do in high school?"
Alternate spelling(s):
kua, koya, kuyas
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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How to pronounce kuya:

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Related English Words:
brotherbuddyolder brotherelder brotherbig brother
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