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

Definition for the Tagalog word tatay:

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[noun]  dad; father

Root: tatay
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Tatay" is a more informal word similar to the word "Dad" in English. If you want to be more formal, use "Ama" instead.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Tatay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (27)
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Natawá ang tatay niyá at tinapík siyá sa ulo.
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Her father laughed / was amused and patted her on the head.
Hihingî ka ba ng pahintulot sa tatay ni Jane?
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Would you be asking Jane's father for consent?
Hindî pa ba bumabangon ang tatay mo?
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Hasn't your dad gotten out of bed yet?
Ipinakita mo na ba sa tatay mo ang grades mo?
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Have you already shown your grades to your father?
Hindî kayâ magtaká ang tatay mo?
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Wouldn't your father wonder why?
Mahirap tanggapín na nanghihi na ang tatay ko.
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Seeing my dad's strength diminish is very hard.
Inatake sa pu ang tatay ko
My father had a heart attack.
Saán nagtátrabaho ang tatay mo
Where does your dad work?
Magtéxt ka mamayâ sa tatay mo. 
Text your father later.
Matandâ ang tatay ko
My dad is old.
Niyayakap ng ba ang bintî ng tatay niyá
The child is hugging the leg of her father.
Madalás tumata ang tatay ni Jim sa bingo. 
Jim's father often wins at bingo.
Tumawag kayâ ng doktór ang Tatay
Perhaps Father should call a doctor.
Kinákantá iyán ng tatay ko dati
My father used to sing that before.
Hindî ba pumayag ang tatay mo
Didn't your father give his consent?
Alternate spelling(s):
tay, itay, 'tay
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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