Tagalog Ang Markers

The Ang markers are si, ang, sina and ang mga.

singular

for personal names

si

for all others

ang

(yung)

plural

for personal names

sina

for all others

ang mga

(yung mga)

singular

for personal names

si

for all others

ang

(yung)

plural

for personal names

sina

for all others

ang mga

(yung mga)

Note:

1. mga is pronounced as “manga.”

2. Personal names are names that refer to specific persons, animals, cartoon characters or anything with a personality.

3. Yung is often used in conversation. Iyong is also sometimes used as an alternative to ang.

Examples:

ang babae

the woman

women (in general)

ang mga babae

the women

ang aso

the dog

dogs (in general)

ang mga aso

the dogs

si Alfred

Alfred

sina Alfred

Alfred and company

sina Alfred at Mary

Alfred and Mary

si Donald Duck

Donald Duck

sina Donald Duck

Donald Duck and company

ang World Cup

the World Cup

ang Japan

Japan

ang mga Toyota

the Toyotas

sina Mr. Brown

Mr. Brown and company

ang mga Brown

the Browns

si Mary

(the person) Mary

Mary

(the name) Mary

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