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si

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

Definition for the Tagalog word si:


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[grammar / ang form] a word placed before a proper noun (singular)

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Root: si
Usage Note Icon Usage Notes:
We use "si" when we are referring to the name of a person as the person himself/herself.

Examples:
"Si Luke at si lukey123 ay iisang tao" = Luke and lukey123 are just one (one and the same) person. - In this sentence, Luke is a person and so is lukey123. Hence, we use "si".

( Also, in this case, it is be better to use "si" twice than a single "sina" to give emphasis on each name. )

"Luke ang tunay na pangalan ng miyembro na si lukey123" = Luke is the real name of the member that is lukey123 - In this sentence, only lukey123 is the person, while Luke is just a name. Hence, "si" is used only with "lukey123", but not with "Luke".

Had your sentence been, "I am Luke or lukey123", the Tagalog of that would be, "Ako ay si Luke o si lukey123". You would need the "si" for the names because you're saying that "Luke" or "lukey123" is you, the person. However, if your sentence is, "My name is Luke or lukey123," the sentence itself says that "Luke" and "lukey123" are just names. Therefore, you don't need the "si".

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Example Sentences Available Icon Si Example Sentences in Tagalog: (128)
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Lumílipád si Superman.
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Superman is flying.
Ngumitî si Mary.
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Mary smiled.
Si Jose ay Pilipino.
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Jose is Filipino.
Daratíng ba si Joe?
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Is Joe coming? / Will Joe be coming?
Natanggáp si Harry sa Harvard.
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Harry got accepted to Harvard.
Nakapasok na ba si Jill?
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Has Jill already left for school / work?
Bumagsák si John mulâ sa silya.
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John fell off the chair.
Nádulas si John.
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John slipped.
May ibinebenta na alahas si Rose.
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Rose is selling a piece of jewelry.
Nakita ni Pedro si Ben.
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Pedro saw Ben.

User-submitted Example Sentences (30):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Umubo color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom coughed.


Sumuko color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom surrendered.


Bumoto color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom voted.


Natalo color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom lost.


Sundan color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Follow Tom.


Tumawa color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom laughed.


Nanalo color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom has won.


Umalis color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom left.


Tumayo color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom stood.


Umiyak color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom cried.


Tumawa color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom chuckled.


Sumagot color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom answered.


Nalunod color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom drowned.


Tumakbo color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom ran.


Nadulas color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom slipped.


Sumigaw color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom shouted.


Nahulog color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom fell.


Lumapit color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom approached.


Tumawag color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom called.


Tumalon color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom jumped.


Kumurap color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom blinked.


Wala na color:#964b00;">si Tom.
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Tom left.


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Alternate spelling(s):
C
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How to pronounce si:

SI AUDIO CLIP:
Play audio #5502
Markup Code:
[rec:5502]
Related Filipino Words:
siná
Related English Words:
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Grammatical Ligature:
This word plus a grammatical ligature would be:
sing
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