IYO

sa iyo, mo

iyo
your, yours

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MO

iyo

mo
your

 ang tatay mo
= ang iyong tatay
your father

ang lapis mo
= ang iyong lapis
your pencil

This Tagalog pronoun mo is used only when the ‘you’ is one person. If more than one person, use ninyo (n’yo).

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NINYO

The word ninyo is what grammarians call a “genitive pronoun.”

It works like a plural version of mo (‘you’).

Talking to one person:

Anong ginagawa mo?
What are you doing?

Talking to two or more persons:

Anong ginagawa ninyo?
What are you doing?

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KONG

The word kong is a form of ko (my, I).

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INYO

inyo
your, yours (plural)

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SIYA

Commonly pronounced these days as “shah”

siya
he, she, it

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SILA

Shorthand: cla

sila
they

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Pronouns in Sentences

These are examples of how pronouns are used in Tagalog sentences.

Ako ay pagod.
I am tired.

Ikaw ay nag-iisa.
You are alone.

Siya ay dumating.
He / She arrived.

Kami ay napagod.
We got tired. (not including you)

Kayo ay mga duwag.
You are cowards.

Tayo ay mga nars.
We are nurses. (including you)

Sila ay nagreklamo.
They complained.

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