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kaya

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

Definition for the Tagalog word kaya:


kaya  Play audio #10082Save to Flash Cards
[pseudo-verb]  feasible
[adjective]  can; capable; able; able to afford; afford to
[noun]  ability

Root: kaya
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
"Kaya" should only be used for the English word "can" as a synonym for "able" or "capable." Ex: She can (is able to) walk. It should NOT be used as a synonym or "may" or to request permission Ex: In the sentence "May I got to the bathroom?" it would be wrong to use "kaya." To ask permissions, use "puwede" instead.

String frequency indicator:

Very Frequent
This string is roughly used with equal frequency in casual and formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Kaya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (23)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Kaya ko itó, maniwa ka.
Play audio #32992 Play audio #32993
 
I can do this, trust me.
Kaya mo bang kumantá?
Play audio #33800 Play audio #33801
 
Can you sing?
Hindî ko kayang kumantá.
Play audio #27925 Play audio #27926
 
I can't sing.
Kaya mo bang hiblahán ang karayom?
Play audio #30900 Play audio #30901
 
Can you thread a needle?
Kaya mo na bang lumakad
Are you strong / well enough to walk already?
Kaya mo bang kitain ang US$500 sa isáng araw?
Play audio #36583
 
Can you earn US$500 in a day?
Kaya mo bang mamu?
Play audio #38049
 
Can you lead?
Hindî mo akó kayang lokohin.
Play audio #32107 Play audio #32108
 
You can't fool me.
Kaya mo ba akóng buhatin
Would you be able to lift me up?
Kaya ba niyáng magpatakbó ng panaderyá
Can she manage a bakery?
Hindî niyá kayang ilaán ang pantubós.
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He could not provide the ransom.
Sabi ng doktór pwede na akóng bumangon kung kaya ko na.
Play audio #28726 Play audio #28727
 
The doctor said I can/am allowed to get out of bed now if I am able.
Kayang maglamán ng bangâ ng 25 galón.
Play audio #36729
 
The jar can hold up to 25 gallons.
Pakiramdám ko, hindî ko kayang mamu.
Play audio #37886
 
I felt inadequate to lead.
Kaya mo bang magpahayág ng mahihirap na kaisipán at ideya?
Play audio #38916
 
Can you convey complex thoughts and ideas?

User-submitted Example Sentences (30):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Kaya mo bang lumangoy?
Tatoeba Sentence #4560247 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Can you swim?


Kaya, tama rin pala ako!
Tatoeba Sentence #2915127 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I was right too, then!


Magbidyugeym tayo o kaya ano.
Tatoeba Sentence #1947708 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Lets play video games or something.


Kaya mo ba talagang gawin ito?
Tatoeba Sentence #4491683 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Can you really do it?


Ano kaya kung pumunta sa sine?
Tatoeba Sentence #1864790 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
How about going to a movie?


Maglakad kaya tayo sa estasyon?
Tatoeba Sentence #1853375 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Shall we walk to the station?


Hindi ka kayang tulungan ni Tom.
Tatoeba Sentence #5213975 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom can't help you.


Ano kaya kung araw-araw ay Sabado?
Tatoeba Sentence #1808442 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What if all days were Saturday?


Madilim, kaya tingnan ang dinadaanan.
Tatoeba Sentence #3160626 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It's dark, so watch your step.


Wala siyang sinabi, kaya nagalit siya.
Tatoeba Sentence #1875463 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
He said nothing, which made her angry.


Gutom ako kaya kukuha ako ng makakain.
Tatoeba Sentence #2915453 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm hungry, so I'm going to get something to eat.


Ano kaya kung imbitahin si Meg sa party?
Tatoeba Sentence #1681166 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
How about inviting Meg to the party?


Di kaya ng pondo natin ang ganyang luho.
Tatoeba Sentence #1889650 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Our budget won't allow that luxury.


Buti pa kaya ay iwan mong mag-isa si Tom.
Tatoeba Sentence #2756876 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You'd better leave Tom alone.


Kaya tumakbo ako sa restawran ng tatay ko.
Tatoeba Sentence #2948420 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
So I ran to my father's restaurant.


Tanghali na, kaya patayin mo ang telebisyon.
Tatoeba Sentence #2099279 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It's late, so turn off the TV.


Gabi na talaga, kaya kailangan ko na matulog.
Tatoeba Sentence #2946779 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It's very late, so I should already be in bed.


Kaya kong sabihin sayo na hindi yun nangyari.
Tatoeba Sentence #4491704 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I can tell you that it didn't happen.


Hindi kayang bumili ng bagong bisikleta ni Jack.
Tatoeba Sentence #2827152 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Jack can't afford to buy a new bicycle.


Dapat maayos ang kuwarto mo nang kaya mong maayos.
Tatoeba Sentence #1442682 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Keep your room as neat as you can.


Bakit kaya gusto mong gawin ang mga ganyang bagay?
Tatoeba Sentence #2774176 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Why would you want to do something like that?


Bumisita ka nga kaya sa amin kung minsan sa bakasyon.
Tatoeba Sentence #1853508 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Please come and see us sometime during the vacation.


Naiwan mo ang ID mo sa bahay, kaya hindi ka makakapasok.
Tatoeba Sentence #2751816 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You've left your ID at home, so you can't come in.


Ayaw ko ng inihaw na isda, ano pa kaya ang hilaw na isda.
Tatoeba Sentence #2768229 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I don't like grilled fish, let alone raw fish.


Ano pa kaya ang pwede mong ibigay sa akin na wala pa ako?
Tatoeba Sentence #2948411 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
What else could you possibly give me that I don't already have?


Hindi ko kayang magputol ng kuko at magplantsa nang sabay.
Tatoeba Sentence #2767158 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I can't cut my nails and do the ironing at the same time!


"Dapat tumawid tayo nang ilog." "Ano kaya ang mga kabayo?"
Tatoeba Sentence #6445281 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
"We need to cross the river." "How about the horses?"


Maingat na maingat siya, kaya hindi siya madalas nagkakamali.
Tatoeba Sentence #2790086 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
She is very careful, so she seldom makes mistakes.


Parang wala kang pamilya, kaya pinag-uusapan mo ang pamilya ko.
Tatoeba Sentence #2162082 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
It's like you don't have a family, so you are talking about my family.


Kung hindi mo magawa ang gusto mo, ginagawa mo ang anong kaya mo.
Tatoeba Sentence #2763719 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
When you can't do what you want, you do what you can.


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

Related Words:
Words spelled the same with a different pronunciation, stress, or definition:
2:kayâ  Play audio #570Save to Flash Cards
[conjunction]  that's why; so; as a result; consequently; hence; the reason why; therefore
[enclitic]  I wonder; I wonder if; do you suppose; perhaps
[idiom]  used idiomatically to express doubt, question or surprise


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How to pronounce kaya:

KAYA AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #10082
Markup Code:
[rec:10082]
Related Filipino Words:
kayâkáyang-kayamakayakayaninkayá palákakayahánmakayananmay-kayakayá lango kayá'y
Related English Words:
abilitycapableablecanaffordafford toable to affordfeasible
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