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

Definition for the Tagalog word si:

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a word placed before a proper noun (singular)

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.

"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".

Example Sentences Available Icon Si Example Sentences in Tagalog: (75)
Daratíng ba si Joe? 
Is Joe coming? / Will Joe be coming?
Lumílipád si Superman. 
Superman flies / is flying.
Dumalaw na si Peter nang apat na beses
Peter already came to visit four times.
Dumalaw na ba sa iyó si Peter? 
Has Peter come to visit you?
Baka sa isáng linggó manganák na si Ethel. 
Ethel might already give birth next week.
Ngumitî si Mary. 
Mary smiled.
Hindî ko natagpuán si Cathy sa mall. 
I was not able to find Cathy at the mall.
Kailán hulíng nakipagkita sa iyó si Bill? 
When was the last time Bill met up with you?
Natanggáp si Harry sa Harvard. 
Harry got accepted to Harvard.
Dinalhán ko ng regalo si Kate kasí kaarawán niyá
I brought a gift to Kate because it's her birthday.
Si Juan ang bunsô
Juan is the youngest child (in the family).
Mukháng bumíbigáy na si Jack. 
Jack seems to be already showing signs that he's gay.
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