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

Definition for the Tagalog word bayan:

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[noun]  country; town; citizens; nation; home town; homeland

Root: bayan
String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Bayan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (15)
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Masásamsám ng mga makapangyarihan ang kayamanan ng bayan.
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The powerful will plunder the wealth of the nation.
Binubuhay akó ng hangarin kong magsilbí sa bayan.
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I am being given life by my goal to serve my homeland.
Mayni ang bayan ko.
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Manila is my home town.
Ipinagmámalakí siyá ng bayan ng San Ildefonso.
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The town of Ildefonso is proud of her.
Kung hindî siyá mananalo, susunugin ko ang bayan namin.
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If he doesn't win, I will burn our town down.
Kasalukuyang bumaba ang bayan nang mulíng bumagyó.
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The town was still recovering when a typhoon struck again.
Gáganapín ang karera sa inyóng bayan.
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The race will be held in your town.
Ikinatuwâ ko ang pag-alís ko sa bayan namin.
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My leaving the town caused me happiness.
Kinatawán si Josie noón bilang pínakamagandáng babae ng bayan.
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Josie was represented before as the town's most beautiful woman.
Nanakawin ng pólitikó ang yaman ng bayan
The politician will plunder the country's wealth.
Babahâ sa bayan kapág nagpakawalâ na ng tubig ang dam. 
The town will be flooded once the dam releases water.
Magsesénd akó ng mga libró sa aklatan ng bayan namin
I will send books to our town library.
Paano ko maráratíng ang sentro ng bayan
How do I get to the town center?
Siguradong maaappreciate mo ang bayan namin
You will appreciate our town for sure.
Itó ang magbíbigáy daán para sa katahimikan ng bayan natin.
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This will pave the way for peace in our country.

User-submitted Example Sentences (10):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Ito'y marikit na bayan.
Tatoeba Sentence #1885834 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
This is a gorgeous town.

Dayuhan si Tomas sa bayang ito.
Tatoeba Sentence #1662410 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom is a stranger in this town.

Di bang nagtagal sila sa bayan?
Tatoeba Sentence #1796267 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Weren't they a long time in the town?

Anong kaibahan ng nayon at bayan?
Tatoeba Sentence #1883164 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What's the difference between a village and a town?

Wala ako sa bayan nang ilang araw.
Tatoeba Sentence #1874827 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'll be out of town for a few days.

Nasira ang buong bayan dahil sa sunog.
Tatoeba Sentence #4144705 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The entire town was destroyed in a fire.

Tinuturo ang Ingles sa karamihang bayan.
Tatoeba Sentence #1959028 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
English is taught in most countries.

Bumalik si Tomas sa kanyang bayang sinilangan.
Tatoeba Sentence #1837462 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom went back to his hometown.

Ang daan na ito ay magdadala sa iyo patungo sa sentro ng bayan.
Tatoeba Sentence #3295558 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
This road will lead you to the center of town.

Sa loob ng sampung taon, ang ating bayan ay magbabago nang husto.
Tatoeba Sentence #2801845 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
In ten years our town will change a lot.

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