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

Definition for the Tagalog word sabihan:

sabihan  Play audio #19579
[verb] to tell something to someone; to give notice to someone; to admonish someone;
*Note: focus on the person being talked to

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Verb conjugations of sabihan:

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Root: sabiConjugation Type: -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
sabihan  Play audio #19579
Completed (Past):
sinabihan  Play audio #19580
Uncompleted (Present):
sinásabihan  Play audio #19581
Contemplated (Future):
sásabihan  Play audio #19582
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
Both "sabihin" and "sabihan" mean "say/tell". The focus of "sabihin" is the message. The focus of "sabihan" is the recipient of the message. Using "sabihan" instead of "sabihin" changes the focus to the recipients and may, therefore, sound more personal.

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Example Sentences Available Icon Sabihan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (16)
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Sabihan mo akó.
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Let me know.
Pakisabihan mo si Jack na pumuntá dito.
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Please tell Jack to come here.
Mamayâ mo na lang siyá sabihan.
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Just tell him later (today).
Sinabihan mo ba si Jack?
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Did you inform/notify Jack?
Kailangan ka pa bang sabihan?
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Do you still need to be told?
Di ba sinabihan kitá na huwág kang maingay?
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Didn't I tell you not to be noisy?
Sásabihan kitá kung gustó ko nang umuwî.
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I will let you know if I want to go home.
Sásabihan na lang kitá.
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I will just let you know.
Bakit mo sasabihang magbawás ng kain ang taong gutóm?
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Why would you ask someone who is starving to eat less?
Sabihan mo akó kung magsesénd ka na ng tesis mo.
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Inform me if you're going to submit your thesis.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Ilang beses na kitang sinabihan na huwag kausapin si Tom?
Tatoeba Sentence #2912012 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
How many times have I told you not to talk to Tom?

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How to pronounce sabihan:

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Related English Words:
give noticegives noticegave noticegiving noticeadmonishadmonishesadmonishedadmonishing
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