We use "si" when we are referring to the name of a person as the person himself/herself.
Examples: "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".
Formal Rank: #11 Casual Rank: #38 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Si Example Sentences in Tagalog: (128)
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Is Joe coming? / Will Joe be coming?
Angkópnataguriánsi Rizal bilangpambansángbayani.
It is appropriate to refer to Rizal as the national hero.
Superman flies / is flying.
Tumulongsi Jonas paramaarestoangtumakasnamágnanakaw.
Jonas helped in the arrest of the thief who fled the scene.
When was the last time Bill met up with you?
Inarestosi Teddy habangnagtatanghálsaentablado.
Teddy was arrested while performing on stage.
Has Jill (already) left for school / work?
Nagsimuláng magsaka si Andres noóngisángtaón.
Andres started farming last year.
The office quiets down when Vicky is not around.
Lumikhângalingasngássi Catriona Gray.
Catriona Gray generated a buzz.
Si Lester baangnagpápatuloysamganaiwangtrabahoni Denver?
Is Lester continuing the work left behind by Denver?
Maynabábanggítbasaiyósi Jill tungkólkay Jack?
Has Jill mentioned anything to you about Jack?
Do you believe that George is a bachelor?
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