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Difference between siya and niya?


can someone give a quick explanation on when to use Siya and Niya?
They both mean he/she correct?

For learning: Filipino (Tagalog)
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Siya is an indirect pronoun meaning him/her, but niya is a possessive pronoun meaning his/hers.

    "Malakas siya." = "She is strong."
    "Mahal ang kotse nya." = "His car is expensive."

    Exactly so. Personally, I find direct comparisons especially helpful, so:

    Magaling siya = He/she is talented
    "Ang galing niya" = (literally) "The talent of him/her", which is a common way of saying "He's talented" in Tagalog.

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