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

Definition for the Tagalog word ama:

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[noun] father

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Root: ama
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Ama" is a more formal word for "Dad", similar to how "Father" is a more formal word than "Dad" in English. If you want to be more casual, use "Tatay" instead.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Ama Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Magdasál ka ng Amá Namin.
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Pray the Our Father (a prayer).
Nagsasaka ang amá ko para may kabuhayan kamí.
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My father cultivates land so we could earn a living.
Hindî niyá pinapanindigán ang kaniyáng pagiging amá.
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He doesn't man up as a father.
Natuwâ siyá nang mapag-alamáng magiging amá siyá.
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He was happy when he realized that he would be a dad.
Títiyakín ng amá na makakakain ang kaniyáng pamilya.
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The father will ensure that his family will be able to eat.
Retirado na ba ang amá ni Pauleen?
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Is Pauleen's father retired?
Abogado ng gobernadór ang amá ni Carl.
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Carl's father is the governor's lawyer.
Iginígiít ng amá ni Dan na tapusin niyá ang pag-aaral.
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Dan's father insists that he finish school.
Nagagastos kayâ ni Daniel ang ipinadaláng pera ng kaniyáng amá?
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Is Daniel spending his father's remittance?
Iniligtás ko siyá para maiuwî sa amá niyá.
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I saved her in order to return her to her mother.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Mayroong bagong kotse ang aking ama.
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My father has a new car.

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How to pronounce ama:

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Markup Code:
Related Filipino Words:
mag-amáamaínamá-amahanamáng-pangumanmapaamoamang pangamanpaternidádmag-ama-amahanmagsangalan-ng-Amaamama
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Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
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