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.

String frequency indicator:

Very Frequent
This string is used more frequently in formal content than casual content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Ama Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
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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.
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.
Iniligtás ko siyá para maiuwî sa amá niyá.
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I saved her in order to return her to her mother.
Tinagurián si Jose Nepomuceno bilang "Amá ng Pelíkuláng Filipino."
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Jose Nepomuceno was hailed as the "Father of Philippine Movies."
Hindî niyá pinapanindigán ang kaniyáng pagiging amá
He doesn't man up as a father.
Nagagastos kayâ ni Daniel ang ipinadaláng pera ng kaniyáng amá
Is Daniel spending his father's remittance?
Mámaliitín ng amá ang manliligaw ng anák
The father will belittle his daughter's suitor.
Ayaw ipakilala ni Emma ang amá ng kaniyáng anák
Emma don't want to introduce the father of her child.
Bumulóng ang ba sa kaniyáng amá
The child whispered to his dad.
Huwág kayóng maingay at nagpápahingá ang inyóng amá.
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Don't be noisy because your father is resting / sleeping.

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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