KAY

pang-ukol na ginagamit sa pagtukoy sa pangalan ng tao

Ang salitang ito ay pang-ukol.
This word is a preposition.

kay
for, to, towards


The word kay is used in front of personal names.

Kay Ana.
To Ana.

Pakibigay mo ito kay Ana.
Please give this to Ana.

Itanong mo kay Kris.
Ask Chris.

It is used often in literary works such as in the poem Kay Inay.


Used in front of adjectives, the word kay is used to express admiration.

Kay ganda.
How beautiful.

Kay laki naman.
Wow, how big.

Pronunciation: The word kay rhymes with may.


A related Tagalog word is kanino (to whom).

Kanino mo ibinigay ang libro? Kay Pedro?
To whom did you give the book? To Peter?


The plural counterpart of kay is kina.