kuya

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Ngiyambaa[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuya

  1. fish

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuya

  1. A big brother: any elder brother, especially the eldest.
    Tumutulong si kuya sa aming mga magulang sa mga gawaing bahay.
    Our big brother helps our parents do housework.
  2. (informal) Any male who is deserving respect or reverence because of his age.
    Bumili ako ng sorbetes kay kuya. — I bought ice cream from the ice cream vendor.
  3. (informal) Any male who belongs to a higher education level than someone else, a senior.
    Tinanong ko ang kuya sa hayskul, "Kuya, ano po ang mga gawain niyo sa hayskul". — I asked my senior from high school, "What activities do you do in high school?"

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