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

Definition for the Tagalog word barya:

baryá  Play audio #2347
[noun] coins (money); loose change

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Root: barya
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Barya" was originally "loose change", but eventually it went beyond just coins. It may now also apply to the smaller denominations when we break a bill. It is also at times used figuratively to mean a disproportionately small amount of money.

It may be transformed into a verb and its most common forms are:

"Magpabarya" (to have a bill broken into smaller denominations) - nagpabarya, nagpapabarya, magpapabarya

"Baryahin" (to break a bill into smaller denominations) - binarya, binabarya, babaryahin

"Pwede bang magpabarya ng P100?" = Can you break a P100 bill?

"Marami ka bang P50? Magpapabarya ako ng P1,000" = Would you happen to have a lot of P50 bills? I will ask you to break a P1,000 bill.

"Baryahin mo nga itong P500 ko" = Please break this P500 (of mine) ("Nga" works there as the word "please").

"Ang hirap ng trabahong ibinigay sa akin ni Simon, tapos barya lang pala ang ibabayad sa akin" = The task that Simon gave me was so difficult, only to find out later that he'd just pay me "loose change".

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Example Sentences Available Icon Barya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (3)
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Nagpápapalít pa si Toto ng kaniyáng mga baryá.
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Toto is still exchanging his coins.
Hiningî ng ba ang mga baryá sa bulsá ko.
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The child asked for the coins in my pocket.
Iniipon ko ang mga baryá at inilálagáy ko sa alkansiyá.
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I am collecting all the coins and I will put them in the piggy bank.

User-submitted Example Sentences (2):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
May mga barya ka ba sa pitaka mo?
Tatoeba Sentence #2788103 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Have you got some coins in your wallet?

Binigyan niya ako nitong mga lumang barya.
Tatoeba Sentence #3259080 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She gave me these old coins.

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How to pronounce barya:

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Related English Words:
coinschangeloose changecoin
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