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

Definition for the Tagalog word dati:

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[adjective/adverb] former; prior; used to; before; previously; formerly; old; same; old-time; ex-; earlier (recent past); originally; used; some time ago

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Root: dati
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Example Sentences Available Icon Dati Example Sentences in Tagalog: (20)
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Nalungkót si Tess nang sariwain ang alaala ng dating kásintahan.
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Tess felt sad when she recalled the memory of her ex-boyfriend.
Iyán lang ang natatangì kong alaala sa dati kong tahanan.
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That's the only distinct memory I have of my old home.
Nagkasundô na rin ang dating magka-away.
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The old enemies have finally reconciled.
Anó ang lugár na dating tinirahán mo?
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What's the place where you used to live?
Kagaya pa rin ng dati ang pagmamahál ni Melanie kay Cholo.
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Melanie's love for Cholo is still the same as before.
Nanligaw si Tony kay Maria dati.
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Tony courted Maria before.
Siyá ang tumalo sa dating kampeón.
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He is the one who defeated the former champion.
Makúkumpiská ang mga nakaw na yaman ng dating pangulo.
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The stolen wealth of the previous president will be confiscated.
Kinákantá iyán ng tatay ko dati.
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My father used to sing that before.
Parang gustó kong magdaán sa dati kong páaralán.
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It appeared I wanted to drop by my old school.

User-submitted Example Sentences (3):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Bulag si Tom dati.
Tatoeba Sentence #7894378 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom was blind.

Dati, bukas ang teatro nang sabado man.
Tatoeba Sentence #2137497 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The theater used to open up even on Saturdays.

Sigurado ka bang hindi pa tayo nagkita dati?
Tatoeba Sentence #5214045 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Are you sure we have not met before?

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How to pronounce dati:

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formerpriorpastpreviouspreviouslyused topriorearlierbeforeex-exonceformerlyused to be
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