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

Definition for the Tagalog word mamaya:

mamayâ  Play audio #6524
[adverb/adjective] later (today); soon; a little later (today)

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Root: mamaya
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"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.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Mamaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (58)
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Baka mamayâ.
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Maybe later.
Daanan mo akó mamayâ.
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Stop by for me later.
Maglalarô kamí ng tennis mamayâ.
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We will play tennis later.
Mamayâ ka na maglabá.
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Do the laundry later.
Súsunduín ba kitá mamayâ?
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Shall I pick you up later?
Dádaanan kitá mamayâ.
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I will pick you up later.
Púpuntá ka ba doón mamayâ?
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Are you going there later?
Uwián mo akó ng chocolates mamayâ.
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Bring home some chocolates for me later.
Sumipót ka mamayâ.
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Show up later.
Anó ang itátanghál niná Sally at Gemma mamayâ?
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What will Sally and Gemma present later?

User-submitted Example Sentences (5):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Tatawagan ko siya mamaya.
Tatoeba Sentence #3078976 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'll call him later.

Tawagan mo kami mamayang gabi.
Tatoeba Sentence #3049613 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Call us this evening.

Ipapaliwanag ko ang lahat mamaya.
Tatoeba Sentence #2959709 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'll explain it all later.

Maaari ka bang tumawag ulit mamaya?
Tatoeba Sentence #5300849 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Could you call again later, please?

Pakinggan mo ang album ulit at sabihin mo sa akin mamaya kung gusto mo.
Tatoeba Sentence #1859957 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Listen to the album again and tell me later if you like it.

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Alternate spelling(s):
ma2ya, mamats, mamya, mamya
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How to pronounce mamaya:

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Related English Words:
latera little latersoonlater todaya little later today
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