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Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word maya in the
Definition for the Tagalog word maya:
The "maya" used to be the national bird of the Philippines until about a couple of decades ago. It was then replaced by the Philippine eagle, which used to be known as the "monkey-eating eagle".
"May dalawang mayang dumapo sa sanga ng puno ng mangga" = There were two sparrows that alighted on the branch of the mango tree
When the word is repeated, they take different meanings:
"máya-maya" = snapper (fish)
"mayámayá = in a little while/a little while later
"Nagpiprito si Mary ng máya-maya at mayámayá ay kakain na sila ng tanghalian" = Mary is frying a snapper and in a little while they will be eating lunch.
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Maya Example Sentences in Tagalog:
User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Natutong maigi ang mga pari ng
tungkol sa astronimya.
Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Maya priests learned much about astronomy.
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How to pronounce maya:
MAYA AUDIO CLIP:
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This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
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