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

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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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.
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.
Nasaksihán ko ang lupít ng kaniyáng amá.
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I witnessed his father's cruelty.
Tinagurián si Jose Nepomuceno bilang "Amá ng Pelíkuláng Filipino."
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Jose Nepomuceno was hailed as the "Father of Philippine Movies."

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Mayroong bagong kotse ang aking ama.
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My father has a new car.

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