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

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".

String frequency indicator:

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

Example Sentences Available Icon Si Example Sentences in Tagalog: (128)
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Daratíng ba si Joe?
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Is Joe coming? / Will Joe be coming?
Angkóp na tagurián si Rizal bilang pambansáng bayani.
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It is appropriate to refer to Rizal as the national hero.
Lumílipád si Superman.
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Superman flies / is flying.
Tumulong si Jonas para maaresto ang tumakas na mágnanakaw.
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Jonas helped in the arrest of the thief who fled the scene.
Ngumitî si Mary.
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Mary smiled.
Kailán hulíng nakipagkita sa iyó si Bill?
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When was the last time Bill met up with you?
Inaresto si Teddy habang nagtatanghál sa entablado.
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Teddy was arrested while performing on stage.
Nakapasok na ba si Jill?
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Has Jill (already) left for school / work?
Nagsimuláng magsaka si Andres noóng isáng taón.
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Andres started farming last year.
Tumátahimik sa opisina kapág walâ si Vicky.
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The office quiets down when Vicky is not around.
Lumikhâ ng alingasngás si Catriona Gray.
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Catriona Gray generated a buzz.
Si Lester ba ang nagpápatuloy sa mga naiwang trabaho ni Denver?
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Is Lester continuing the work left behind by Denver?
Nádulas si John.
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John slipped.
May nabábanggít ba sa iyó si Jill tungkól kay Jack?
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Has Jill mentioned anything to you about Jack?
Naníniwa ka bang bina si George?
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Do you believe that George is a bachelor?
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