Luma na 'to, iha. Pero, sige, sasakyan ko ang trip mo.
1. Presidente - "Pangulo" is the proper Tagalog word for "president"
2. "Pang-" in "Pang-ilan(g)" is the prefix or modifier attached to numbers, with the exception of the number one or "isa", to denote sequence. It is the same as the prefix "ika-" turning cardinal numbers into ordinal numbers.
Pang-: una, pangalawa, pangatlo, pagn-apat
Ika-: ika-isa, ikalawa, ikatlo, ika-apat or ika-1, ika-2, ika-3, ika-4
In the English language ordinal numbers use suffixes(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or first, second, third, fourth). Any unknown ordinal number is usually substituted with N-th or n-th with "N" as substitute for the unknown number and "-th" being the main suffix.
Also, this is commonly used for unknown exponents. For example, 10^1,000,000 is "ten to the millionth power"; 10^N is "ten to the n-th power"
When asking for the rank, position, order, or sequence, the question is usually started with "what". For example, "What date did Ramadan start this year?" , "What place is he in the polls?" The answer could be "11th of August" and "He's at 4th place right now", respectively.
With that in mind, we can say that the literal translation of "Pang-ilang pangulo si Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo?" is...
"What n-th numbered president was* Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo?", or "What n-th president was Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo?"
*no longer president
Hope this helps!
Kapag tinanong ito sayo, may sagot ka na ngayon!
· 9 years ago