Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word mamaya.

Definition for the Tagalog word mamaya:

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[adverb/adjective]  later; soon; a little later (today)

Root: mamaya
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"MamayĆ¢" is "later today" while "mayámayá" is "a few minutes from now" or "a little later".

"Si Tom ay pumasok sa trabaho. Ang uwi niya ay mamayâ pa". = Tom went to work. He's coming home later yet.

"Si Tom ay pumunta lang sa tindahan sa kanto. Nandito na 'yun mayámayá = Tom just went to the corner store. He'll be here in a short while.

In this example, "mayámayá was used because the idea being conveyed is that right after frying the fish, it will eaten for lunch. Without mentioning it, the time that Mary is frying the fish will be understood to be just before lunch time.

Had this instead used "mamayĆ¢" and Mary was frying the fish close to lunchtime, it would most likely be understood that the fish is to be eaten for supper, i.e., later today yet.

Example Sentences Available Icon Mamaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (43)
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Baka mamayâ
Maybe later.
Daanan mo akó mamayâ.
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Pick me up later.
Maglalarô kamí ng tennis mamayâ
We will play tennis later.
Mamayâ ka na maglabá
Do the laundry later.
Súsunduín ba kitá mamayâ
Shall I pick you up later?
Dádaanan kitá mamayâ.
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I will pick you up later.
Púpuntá ka ba doón mamayâ
Are you going there later?
Uwián mo akó ng chocolates mamayâ
Bring home some chocolates for me later.
Sumipót ka mamayâ
Show up later.
Sino ang púpuntá sa salusalo mámayáng gabí? 
Who's going to the party tonight?
Magsísilbí akó mamayâ ng meryenda
I'll serve refreshments later.
Gabí na akó makákauwî mamayâ
I will be able to get home late tonight.
Magtéxt ka mamayâ sa tatay mo. 
Text your father later.
Aaréstuhín na si Luis mamayâ
Luis will be arrested later.
Magpopóst akó ng komento mamayâ
I will post a comment later.
Alternate spelling(s):
ma2ya, mamats
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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Related English Words:
latera little latersoon
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