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

Definition for the Tagalog word makaya:

makaya  Play audio #12732
[verb]  to be able to do; to afford; to be able to afford; to be able to cope

Verb conjugations of makaya:

Root: kayaConjugation Type: Maka-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
makaya  Play audio #12732
Completed (Past):
nakaya  Play audio #24000
Uncompleted (Present):
nakakaya  Play audio #24001
Contemplated (Future):
makakaya  Play audio #24002
Verb family:
kayanin  |  
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Nakakaya nating magbago sa tulong ng ating pamilya.
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We are able to change with the help of our family.
Paano mo nakakaya ang ganoón kamahál na bag?
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How can you afford such expensive bag?
Hindî madalî, pero makakaya ko ang pagsubok na itó.
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It's not easy, but I can cope with this challenge.
Malakás akó at makakaya ko ang mabigát na trabaho.
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I am strong and I can handle heavy work.
Makakaya mo bang mabuhay nang mag-isá?
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Can you live alone?
Hindî itó makaya ni Diego!
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Diego could not keep up!
Kailangan kong kumita nang malakí para makaya ko itó.
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I need to make a lot of money to afford it.
Bigyán mo akó ng lakás para makaya ang mga problema ko.
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Give me strength to overcome my problems.
Paano mo nakaya ang mga trabaho mo?
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How did you cope with your jobs?
Ginawâ ko lang ang nakaya ko.
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I just did what I could.

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Gagawin ko ang lahat ng makakaya ko.
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I'll do my best.

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How to pronounce makaya:

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Markup Code:
Related Filipino Words:
kayâkayakayaninkakayahánkáyang-kayakung kayamakayananmay-kayakayá palákayá lang
Related English Words:
ableable to doable toaffordaffordsaffordedaffordingcopecopescopedcopingable to copebe able to cope
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