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

Definition for the Tagalog word dati:

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[adjective]  former; old; same; old-time; ex-
[adverb]  earlier (recent past); before (past); originally; previously; used; used to; some time ago

Root: dati
String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Dati Example Sentences in Tagalog: (17)
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Maibábalík mo ba ang pag-ibig na dati mong nadamá?
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Can you regain the love you once felt?
Ináasám naming makalarô ang koponáng tumalo sa amin dati.
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We were looking forward to playing the team that had defeated us.
Nagkasama kamí ni Dave sa trabaho dati.
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Dave and I were coworkers before.
Hindî ka pa ba nakákaraán dito dati?
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Have you never passed this way before?
Nagkasundô na rin ang dating magka-away. 
The old enemies have finally reconciled.
Anó ang lugár na dating tinirahán mo
What's the place where you used to live?
Nanligaw si Tony kay Maria dati
Tony courted Maria before.
Siyá ang tumalo sa dating kampeón
He is the one who defeated the former champion.
Makúkumpiská ang mga nakaw na yaman ng dating pangulo
The stolen wealth of the previous president will be confiscated.
Kinákantá iyán ng tatay ko dati
My father used to sing that before.
Parang gustó kong magdaán sa dati kong páaralán
It appeared I wanted to drop by my old school.
Silá ang grupo ng mga manunulát na dati kong pinamunuan ko
They're the group of writers I used to lead.
Nakasama ni Anna si Daisy sa trabaho dati
Daisy was Anna's co-worker before.
Ang dati kong kásintahan ang ginúgunitá ko buóng araw
I'm thinking about my ex-girlfriend all day.
Dumádaán ba tayo dito dati?
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Did we use to pass through here / this area before?

User-submitted Example Sentences (3):
User-submitted example sentences from Tatoeba who have self reported as being fluent in Tagalog.
Bulag si Tom dati.
Tatoeba Sentence #7894378 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom was blind.

Dati, bukas ang teatro nang sabado man.
Tatoeba Sentence #2137497 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
The theater used to open up even on Saturdays.

Sigurado ka bang hindi pa tayo nagkita dati?
Tatoeba Sentence #5214045 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Are you sure we have not met before?

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How to pronounce dati:

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formerpastpreviouspreviouslyused topriorearlierbeforeex-ex
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