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kay

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

Definition for the Tagalog word kay:


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[preposition]  to; for; of; toward; with; from; preposition typically used before a proper name;
[adverb]  a prefix used with an adjective to express amazement, surprise, esteem, insult; how (for example: kay bango - how fragrant; kay pangit - how ugly)

Root: kay
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Kay" has the same definition and function as "sa," except that it is used in front of a proper noun / name.

For example, it's incorrect to say:
WRONG: "Bumaling ako sa Mary."

Since "Mary" is a proper noun / name, you would need to use "kay" instead of "sa":
CORRECT: "Bumaling ako kay Mary."

Very Frequent
Example Sentences Available Icon Kay Example Sentences in Tagalog: (93)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Naibigáy mo ba ang pera kay Jim?
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Were you able to give the money to Jim?
Ikinasál siyá kay Maria.
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He got married to Maria.
Naníniwa ka ba kay Alice?
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Do you believe Alice?
Kunin mo ang libró kay Bob.
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Get the book from Bob.
Iniabót ni Jane kay Mark ang t-shirt.
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Jane handed the t-shirt to Mark.
Nagsabi akó kay John na náritó akó.
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I told John that I am here.
Anó ang gustó mong linawin kay Kathy?
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What do you want to clarify with Kathy?
Kailán ka nagbigáy ng pera kay Tom?
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When did you give money to Tom?
Kay gandá!
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How beautiful!
Kay talino mo!
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You are so smart! (How smart you are!)

User-submitted Example Sentences (30):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Kay ganda!
Tatoeba Sentence #5214316 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
How beautiful!


Kay gandang araw!
Tatoeba Sentence #1729588 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What a lovely day!


Alin ang kay Taro?
Tatoeba Sentence #2137494 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Which are Taro's?


Kay gandang manika!
Tatoeba Sentence #1704481 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What a lovely doll!


Na kay Brid ang pera.
Tatoeba Sentence #2838090 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
BrĂ­d has the money.


Sasabihin namin kay Tom.
Tatoeba Sentence #3243750 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
We'll tell Tom.


Kay gandang mga bulaklak!
Tatoeba Sentence #1906927 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What pretty flowers!


May gusto ka kay Tom, no?
Tatoeba Sentence #2806427 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You're in love with Tom, aren't you?


Dadalhin ko sila kay Kate.
Tatoeba Sentence #2783680 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'll take them to Kate.


Dapat kong sabihin kay Tom.
Tatoeba Sentence #5214826 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I have to tell Tom.


Si Tom ay kumindat kay Mary.
Tatoeba Sentence #2802086 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom winked at Mary.


Kay alat naman nitong sopas!
Tatoeba Sentence #3251846 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
How salty this soup is!


Lahat ay humahanga kay Henry.
Tatoeba Sentence #2766748 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Everybody looks up to Henry.


Anong kinalaman nito kay Tom?
Tatoeba Sentence #4491574 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What's this got to do with Tom?


Naniniwala ako kay Hesu Kristo.
Tatoeba Sentence #4093789 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I believe in Jesus Christ.


Pinasara ko kay Tomas ang pinto.
Tatoeba Sentence #1748692 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I asked Tom to close the door.


Pinasabi nila kay Maria ang lahat.
Tatoeba Sentence #1933221 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
They made Mary tell everything.


Maganda ang kulay berde kay Alice.
Tatoeba Sentence #2830691 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Green looks good on Alice.


Mas matanda si Nanay kaysa kay Tatay.
Tatoeba Sentence #3251908 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Mom is older than Dad.


May gustong itanong si Tomas kay Maria.
Tatoeba Sentence #1903449 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom has something to ask Mary.


Gumawa ako ng isang manika para kay Ann.
Tatoeba Sentence #2940922 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I made Ann a doll.


Bumili si Tom ng makinilya para kay Mary.
Tatoeba Sentence #4517797 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom bought a sewing machine for Mary.


Si Alister ang siyang pumatay kay Barbara.
Tatoeba Sentence #2927748 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It was Alister who killed Barbara.


Ang bolpen na ibinigay ko kay Sarah ay pula.
Tatoeba Sentence #7742049 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The pen I gave Sarah was red.


Mas magaling pa'y itanong mo kay Dr. Tanaka.
Tatoeba Sentence #2161768 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You'd better ask Dr. Tanaka.


Mas barako kaysa yaong kay Juan ang kape ko.
Tatoeba Sentence #6389639 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
My coffee is stronger than John's.


Sabihin mo kay Tom kung ano ang iyong narinig.
Tatoeba Sentence #3251911 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tell Tom what you heard.


Naniniwala ang mga Kristiyano kay Hesu Kristo.
Tatoeba Sentence #4093845 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Christians believe in Jesus Christ.


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Alternate spelling(s):
ke, key
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.


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How to pronounce kay:

KAY AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #8326
Markup Code:
[rec:8326]
Related English Words:
tofortowardwithof
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