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

Definition for the Tagalog word kilala:

kilalá  Play audio #5783Save to Flash Cards
[adjective]  well-known; known; famous; knowing a person; familiar

Root: kilala
String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Kilala Example Sentences in Tagalog: (8)
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Kilalá mo ba siyá?
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Do you know him / her?
Hindî ko kilalá ang mga naháhalál para sa posisyón.
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I don't know who are elected for the position.
Nagmulâ sa kilaláng pamilya si Leon.
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Leon was from a well-known family.
Nagsúsulát siyá para sa isáng kilaláng páhayagán
She writes for a well-known newspaper.
Kilalá ko ang nagbábantáy sa kaniyá
I know who's looking after her.
Gustó kong makapagtrabaho sa kilaláng kompanyá
I want to work at a well-known company.
May kilalá 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.

User-submitted Example Sentences (10):
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.

Kilala ninyo ang isa't isa?
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Do you know each other?

Talagang maraming tao'y kilala siya.
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Very many people know him.

Kilala ng maraming tao ang mukha niya.
Tatoeba Sentence #1933215 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
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:kilala  Play audio #26892Save to Flash Cards
[pseudo-verb]  know a person

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How to pronounce kilala:

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Related English Words:
knowingknowing a personfamiliarknownwell knownfamousknow
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