what's the exact term of "pang-ilan" in english??

example in a sentence: "Pang-ilang presidente si GMA?"

Is there even an exact english translation for the word?

15 Answers

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    you can use rank if its for the sense of placing but for that example there is no exact English translation.

    Source(s): english class
  • human
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Meaning Of Pang

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Define Pang

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    if you're going to say that you are a good english speaker you must know the translation for this "pang-ilan" cause i'm one of the victims of this as i was interviewed. good thing is god is merciful haha! i passed but totally disappointed to my self. up until now i'm confused so i just answer it as "is it on the 1st , 2nd or 3rd".

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  • 1 decade ago

    there is no single word for "pang-ilan"

    joey de leon has an interesting translation to that age-old translation challange:

    "If Erap is the 13th president, how about GMA?"

    Source(s): joey de leon, one lazy noontime while watching eat bulaga
  • guRl
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    What is GMA's order in the list of Presidents?

    Where does GMA appear in the chronological order of Philippine Presidents?

    for more details: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/174216#465780

  • 1 decade ago

    Since I'm a MATH MAJOR... I'd answer it this way:

    Let n be a natural number. GMA is the nth president. Find n.

    Goodluck :)

  • 1 decade ago

    Tagalog to English

    Pang-ilang = How many , how much

    si= is

    Tagalog - English Visayan

    Pang-ilang = How many = Ika-pila

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    basically it means: How many Presidents were there before GMA.

  • 5 years ago

    chronological order

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