"Mamayâ" 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 "mamayâ" 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.
Formal Rank: #729 Casual Rank: #261 ** 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.
Mamaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (56)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Pick me up later.
Maglalarôkamí ng tennis mamayâ.
We will play tennis later.
Do the laundry later.
Shall I pick you up later?
I will pick you up later.
Are you going there later?
Uwiánmoakóng chocolates mamayâ.
Bring home some chocolates for me later.
Who's going to the party tonight?
I'll serve refreshments later.
Aaréstuhínnasi Luis mamayâ.
Luis will be arrested later.
I will post a comment later.
Later I'll bring you home.
I will drop by your house later today.
I will be the one to replace you later.
User-submitted Example Sentences:
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba. These are usually correct, but may occasionally have errors.
Tatawagan ko siya mamaya. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'll call him later.
Tawagan mo kami mamayang gabi. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Call us this evening.
Ipapaliwanag ko ang lahat mamaya. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'll explain it all later.
Maaari ka bang tumawag ulit mamaya? Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Could you call again later, please?
Pupunta ka ba sa party mamayang gabi? Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Will you go to the party tonight?
Pakinggan mo ang album ulit at sabihin mo sa akin mamaya kung gusto mo. Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Listen to the album again and tell me later if you like it.