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Question: Si - is for ONLY human (personal) names ?

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Author Photo by: stevesmi Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Apr 29 2020, 7:37am CST ~ 1 mo., 4 days ago. 
Question: Si - is for ONLY human (personal) names ?
Or also for names of pet dogs and cats and horses etc ?
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Author Photo primesgenato
Apr 29 2020, 7:52am CST ~ 1 mo., 4 days ago. 
Si, ni and kay are for 3 groups of nouns only:
 
1. Names of humans and pet animals, e.g. si Spot.
2. Older family members, e.g. si Nanay.
3. Occupational titles, e.g. si Kapitan Amerika.
 
Read page 93 of Tagalog Reference Grammar for details. PDF can be found in the Resources tab.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Apr 29 2020, 12:43pm CST ~ 1 mo., 4 days ago. 
We also use it for pets.
 
To confuse you further, in casual Tagalog, people sometimes use *siya* to refer to the bus or transportation modes.
 
Ayun yun bus, aalis na SIYA
 
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Author Photo Redlotus45 Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
May 07 2020, 9:40pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Si is also used for names of typhoons. Ang bagyong si Ondoy.
 
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