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

Definition for the Tagalog word sabihan:

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

Verb conjugations of sabihan:

Focus:  Locative / Directional Focus Icon Locative   Root: sabiConjugation Type: -An
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
sabihan  Play audio #19579
sinabihan  Play audio #19580
sinásabihan  Play audio #19581
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.

This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Sabihan Example Sentences in Tagalog: (16)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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Sabihan mo akó.
Play audio #29662 Play audio #29663
Let me know.
Pakisabihan mo si Jack na pumuntá dito.
Play audio #29664 Play audio #29665
Please tell Jack to come here.
Mamayâ mo na lang siyá sabihan.
Play audio #29672 Play audio #29673
Just tell him later (today).
Sinabihan mo ba si Jack?
Play audio #29666 Play audio #29667
Did you inform/notify Jack?
Kailangan ka pa bang sabihan?
Play audio #29670 Play audio #29671
Do you still need to be told?
Di ba sinabihan kitá na huwág kang maingay?
Play audio #35009 Play audio #35010
Didn't I tell you not to be noisy?
Sásabihan kitá kung gustó ko nang umuwî.
Play audio #34275 Play audio #34276
I will let you know if I would already like to go home.
Sásabihan na lang kitá.
Play audio #29668 Play audio #29669
I will just let you know.
Bakit mo sasabihang magbawás ng kain ang taong gutóm
Why would you ask someone who is starving to eat less?
Sabihan mo akó kung magsesénd ka na ng tesis mo
Inform me if you're going to submit your thesis.
Kapág sinabihan kitáng tumahimik (ka), tumahimik ka.
Play audio #35296 Play audio #35297
If and when I tell you to shut up, you shut up.
Di ba la kitáng sinásabihan na huwág kang maingay?
Play audio #35294 Play audio #35295
Don't I always tell you not to be noisy?
Huwág mo akóng sásabihan ng ganyán.
Play audio #35011 Play audio #35012
Don't say/mention such things to me.
Sinásabihan lang kitá kasí bakâ hindî mo pa alám.
Play audio #35298 Play audio #35300
I'm just letting you know because you might not be aware of it yet.
Sabihan mo akó kung maglálabá ka.
Play audio #35013 Play audio #35014
Let me know if you're going to do the laundry.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
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:

Play audio #19579
Markup Code:
Related Filipino Words:
sabisabihinmasabipagsabihanmagsabikasabihánSinabi mo!sábi-sabiwaláng sinabisinabi
Related English Words:
give noticegives noticegave noticegiving noticeadmonishadmonishesadmonishedadmonishing
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