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What Is “Siblings” In Tagalog? (Answers)

SIBLINGS IN TAGALOG – In this article, we will learn about the Tagalog translation of the word “Siblings”.

Siblings In Tagalog: English-Tagalog Translations of "Sibling"

Siblings in Tagalog is “magkakapatid“. It’s singular form is “kapatid” or sibling. Here are some example sentences.

  1. Ako at si Peter ay magkakapatid.
  2. Maraming nag sasabi na kapatid ko si Nestor dahil medyo pareho kami ng itsura.
  3. Ang saya naman ni Lexi, marami siya kasing kapatid.
  4. Kapatid na ang turi ko sa iyo, Fernando.
  5. Hating kapatid tayo sa baon ko ngayon!

In English, these sentences could be translated as:

  1. Me and Peter are siblings
  2. Many say that me and Nestor are siblings because we kind of look alike.
  3. Lexi must be so happy because she has a lot of siblings.
  4. I already see you as a brother, Fernando.
  5. Today, we’re all sharing my lunch!

The first four sentences are self-explanatory with “kapatid” meaning siblings. However, in the last sentence, we used “kapatid” as a slang, “hating-kapatid”, which means sharing.

Hating is derived from the word “hati”, which means divide and kapatid, which translates to siblings.

In most cultures, siblings are supposed to share. However, the expression applies to friends and peers as well.

Meanwhile, step-brother or step-sister in Tagalog is translated as “kinakapatid“.

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