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

Definition for the Tagalog word kamayan:

kamayán  Play audio #22868Save to Flash Cards
[verb]  to shake hands with someone

Verb conjugations of kamayan:

Focus:  Locative / Directional Focus Icon Locative   Root: kamayConjugation Type: -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
kamayán  Play audio #22868
kinamayán  Play audio #22869
kinákamayán  Play audio #22870
kákamayán  Play audio #22871
Verb family:
makipagkamáy  |  
magkamayan  |  
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Example Sentences Available Icon Kamayan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (2)
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Kinamayán ko si John. 
I shook hands with John.
Kamayán mo akó
Shake my hand.

User-submitted Example Sentences (3):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Gusto kong kamayan siya.
Tatoeba Sentence #2788129 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I want to shake his hand.

Pagka may kinakamayan ka, dapat tingnan mo ang mata niya.
Tatoeba Sentence #1947314 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
When you shake hands with somebody, you must look him in the eye.

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How to pronounce kamayan:

Play audio #22868
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Related Filipino Words:
kamáykánang-kamáymabigát ang kamáymagkamayanmagkamáykamayínmakipagkamáyyáring-kamáykumamáy
Related English Words:
shake handsshook handsshakeshook
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