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

Definition for the Tagalog word kuya:

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[noun]  elder brother; big brother; buddy; friendly term given to an older male

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Example Sentences Available Icon Kuya Example Sentences in Tagalog: (9)
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Mahál ko ang kuya ko.
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I love my older brother.
Bumilí akó ng sorbetes kay kuya.
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I bought ice cream from the older man.
Suma sa kotse namin ang kotse ni kuya.
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Big brother's car sideswept ours.
"Kuya John" na lang itawag mo sa akin.
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You can just call me "Kuya (brother) John."
Nakákatawá ang bahíng ng kuya ko.
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My brother's sneeze is funny.
Hinirám ko lang itó sa kuya ko.
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I just borrowed this from my older brother.
Gagayahin ko ang kurso ng kuya ko sa koléhiyó.
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I will take the same course as my elder brother's in college.
Tumutulong si kuya sa aming mga magulang sa mga gawaing bahay.
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Big brother helps our parents do housework.
Tinanóng ko ang kuya sa hayskul, "Kuya, anó pô ang mga gawain niyó sa hayskul?"
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I asked my senior from high school, "What activities do you do in high school?"
Alternate spelling(s):
kua, koya, kuyas, kya, kyah, kuyah
Alternate spellings may include: abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations.

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How to pronounce kuya:

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Related English Words:
brotherbuddyolder brotherelder brotherbig brother
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