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|Tagalog to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Law/Patents - Government / Politics / politics
|Tagalog term or phrase: pang-ilang presidente si Reagan?|
|Ex. answer to that kind of question, Reagan is the _th president.|
|English translation:a mind-boggler indeed|
Tagalog does have a good number of unique syntax organizations that do not have direct (or at least "normal-sounding") equivalents in English. Your question is a good example.
I agree with Cecilia's answer above, but let me give it a try too :-)
If your Tagalog question is:
"pang-ilang Presidente si Reagan?"
...then the same question asked in English would be:
"Where does Reagan appear in the chronological order of presidents?"
...or a shorter and simpler-sounding version would be :
"What is Reagan's order in the list of presidents?"
That's the closest translation I know...I think it sure gets the original message of the question across.
Hope this helps!
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Jake Estrada FCIL CL
Local time: 06:44
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Si Reagan ang ika-apatnapung (o ika-tatlumpu't siyam na) presidente ng Estados Unidos.
Ikatlong/Pangatlong... = Third...
Ika-dalawampung... = twentieth
Ika-tatlumpu't isang... = thirty-first
Ika-tatlumpu't walong... - thirty-eighth
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Who's the _th president of the US?
Yes I agree with Cecilia and Jake, it's perplexing.
The above metioned translation is the normal type of question. And I guess, the closest translation is to completely change it.
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What ordinal number is Reagan as a president?
Ang tawag ng 'first, second, third, fourth, fifth,...' and so on order is what we call an Ordinal Number. Ang opposite nito ay ang tinatawag nati'ng Cardinal Number which is 'one, two, three, four, five,...' and so on. 'Ilan' refers more to a Cardinal number which if added with a prefix 'pang' or 'ika' would more likely refer to, this time, an Ordinal Number. 'Pang' or 'ika' prefix calls for a number designating the place (as first, second, or third) occupied by an item in an ordered sequence. I hope this makes a total sense for all. Mabuhay!
- Pang-ilan? to What ordinal number?
- Pang-ilang presidente si Reagan?
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