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ay

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

Definition for the Tagalog word ay:


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is; are; am
*Note: inversion marker

Root: ay
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Sometimes "ay" will be defined as "is" or "are" because that word will often make sense in that position when translated literally from Tagalog to English. But "ay" does not really mean "is" or "are". It is a sentence inversion marker, which switches the regular order of verb and subject in the construction of a sentence.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Ay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (29)
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Ang sombrero ay para sa ulo.
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A hat is for the head.
Siyá ay mabaít.
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She is nice.
Ang estudyante ay matalino.
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The student is smart.
Ang batás ay dapat ipinápatupád.
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The law should be enforced.
Silá ba ay mag-asawa?
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Are they a husband and wife? / Are they a married couple?
Ikáw ba ay handâ na?
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Are you ready now?
Siyá ay "gumagamit".
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He is a "user" (of drugs).
Manlabán kung sa palagáy mo ay ta ka.
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Defend yourself if you think you are right.
Ang pera ay hindî hinihingî lang.
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Money is not something you simply ask for.
Ang mina ay dapat 60 porsiyentong pag-aa ng Pilipino.
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The mine should be 60 percent owned by the Filipino.

User-submitted Example Sentences (30):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Ako ay bakla.
Tatoeba Sentence #2800234 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm gay.


Sila ay dilaw.
Tatoeba Sentence #2763758 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
They are yellow.


Ito ay almusal.
Tatoeba Sentence #2961322 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
This is a breakfast.


Ako ay kumanan.
Tatoeba Sentence #2798386 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I turned right.


Ikaw ay mayaman.
Tatoeba Sentence #5361308 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You are rich.


Sila ay malinis.
Tatoeba Sentence #2798368 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
They're clean.


Lahat ay umalis.
Tatoeba Sentence #5214576 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Everybody left.


Si Raisa ay kyut.
Tatoeba Sentence #3295508 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Raisa is adorable.


Siya ay nakapula.
Tatoeba Sentence #2842430 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She was dressed in red.


Ngayon ay Sabado.
Tatoeba Sentence #2427993 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Today is Saturday.


Lahat ay nagbago.
Tatoeba Sentence #5214564 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Everything changed.


Kami ay mga Arabo.
Tatoeba Sentence #2842527 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We are Arabs.


Ang tao ay mortal.
Tatoeba Sentence #2792322 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Man is mortal.


Iyon ay mga 07:00.
Tatoeba Sentence #1719872 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
That'll be around 7:00.


Iyon ay mangyayari.
Tatoeba Sentence #2824352 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It'll happen.


Lahat ay nagbabago.
Tatoeba Sentence #5214566 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Everything changes.


Ako ay isang pulis.
Tatoeba Sentence #2800251 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm a policeman.


Ako ay taga Norway.
Tatoeba Sentence #5361360 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I am from Norway.


Ikaw ay hindi Hapon.
Tatoeba Sentence #2800122 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You are not Japanese.


Ako ay pupunta doon.
Tatoeba Sentence #4444160 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm going to go there.


Sila ay hindi patay.
Tatoeba Sentence #3049378 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
They're not dead.


Ako ay pumunta sa su.
Tatoeba Sentence #2763649 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I went to the zoo.


Ang mga ibon ay pula.
Tatoeba Sentence #4022852 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The birds are red.


Ang lahat ay tumalon.
Tatoeba Sentence #4560357 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Everybody jumped.


Ang pusa ay hindi tao!
Tatoeba Sentence #2800121 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
A cat is not a person!


Ako ay isang Pilipino.
Tatoeba Sentence #2802088 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I am a Filipino.


Siya ay inaresto nila.
Tatoeba Sentence #2915116 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
They arrested him.


Kami ay walang asukal.
Tatoeba Sentence #2765159 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We have no sugar.


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How to pronounce ay:

AY AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #2150
Markup Code:
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Related Filipino Words:
Ay!
Related English Words:
isareaminversioninversion marker
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