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ANG Personal Pronouns: Siyá and Silá (He/She and They)

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Siyá - He/She

"Siyá" is the Filipino personal pronoun for "he" and "she" and is not gender specific. That means the Filipino word for “he” and “she” is the same.
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He
Siyá Play audio #1301
She
Siyá Play audio #1301
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He
Siya Play audio #1301
She
Siya Play audio #1301
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He is Joe.
Siyá ay si Joe. Play audio #2207
Siyá si Joe. (casual) Play audio #2208
She is Jane.
Siyá ay si Jane. Play audio #2209
Siyá si Jane. (casual) Play audio #2210
He is great!
Magalíng siyá! Play audio #2205
She is strong!
Malakás siyá! Play audio #2204
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He is Joe.
Siya ay si Joe. Play audio #2207
Siya si Joe. (casual) Play audio #2208
She is Jane.
Siya ay si Jane. Play audio #2209
Siya si Jane. (casual) Play audio #2210
He is great!
Magaling siya! Play audio #2205
She is strong!
Malakas siya! Play audio #2204
Occasionally you might hear a native Filipino speaker accidentally say "she" when speaking in English when the person is a male, and now you know why! In Filipino there is only one word for he & she, and the word sounds similar to the word "she", which is why it's easy for a Filipino speaker to sometimes make this slip of the tongue.

Silá / "They"

Silá is the plural form of siyá, equivalent to the word "they" in English.
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They are Joe and Jane.
Silá ay siná Joe at Jane. Play audio #2202
Silá siná Joe at Jane. (casual) Play audio #2203
They are Filipinos.
Silá ay mga Pilipino. Play audio #2200
They are hard working.
Masipag silá. Play audio #2199
They are brave.
Matapang silá. Play audio #2198
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They are Joe and Jane.
Sila ay sina Joe at Jane. Play audio #2202
Sila sina Joe at Jane. (casual) Play audio #2203
They are Filipinos.
Sila ay mga Pilipino. Play audio #2200
They are hard working.
Masipag sila. Play audio #2199
They are brave.
Matapang sila. Play audio #2198

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