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

Definition for the Tagalog word kilala:

kilala  Play audio #26892
[pseudo-verb]  know a person

Root: kilala
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Kilala ko ang nagbábantáy sa kaniyá.
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I know who's looking after her.
Hindî ko kilala ang mga naháhalál para sa posisyón.
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I don't know who are elected for the position.
May kilala ka bang nagbebenta ng kotseng second-hand?
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Would you know of anyone who's selling a second-hand car?
Magtátanóng lang pô kung may kilala kayóng Alice dito.
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I just would like to ask, sir, if you know of an Alice who lives around here.
Magpanggáp kang hindî mo akó kilala.
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Pretend you don't know me.
Hindî mo mahahanap ang sarili kung hindî mo kilala ang sarili.
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You won't find yourself if you don't know who you are.
Hindî ko siyá kákawayán dahil hindî ko siyá kilala.
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I won't wave at him because I don't know him.
Hindî ko siyá kilala, pero kinawayán niyá akó.
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I didn't know him, but he waved at me.
Kilala mo syá?
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Do you know who he is?
Iláng akó sa mga taong hindî ko kilala.
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I'm uneasy with people I don't know.

User-submitted Example Sentences (11):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Kilala mo ba siya?
Tatoeba Sentence #1669526 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Did you know him?

Kilala ko siyang mabuti.
Tatoeba Sentence #1677544 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I know him very well.

Madaming kakilala si Tom.
Tatoeba Sentence #4309014 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom knows a lot of people.

Kilala ninyo ang isa't isa?
Tatoeba Sentence #3189568 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Do you know each other?

Talagang maraming tao'y kilala siya.
Tatoeba Sentence #2103142 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Very many people know him.

Kilala ng maraming tao ang mukha niya.
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His face is known to many people.

Ikaw ay magpanggap na hindi mo ako kilala.
Tatoeba Sentence #4444029 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Just pretend you don't know me.

Hindi mo kilala ang mga kapitbahay mo, 'diba?
Tatoeba Sentence #3546525 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
You don't know your neighbors, do you?

Umarte si Tomas na parang di niya kilala si Maria.
Tatoeba Sentence #1643270 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom acted like he didn't know Mary.

Pasensya na, hindi ako nagpapasok ng mga taong hindi ko kilala.
Tatoeba Sentence #3061569 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
I'm sorry, I don't let in people I don't know.

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2:kilalá  Play audio #5783
[adjective]  well-known; known; famous; knowing a person; familiar

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How to pronounce kilala:

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know a personknowknow someone
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