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|German to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|German term or phrase: der wievielte|
|"Der wievielte war er nach der zweiten Etappe?"|
"Der wievielte ist es heute?"
Is there an eng. equivalent to "Wievielte" in question form to the declaratory: "He was in second place..." "Today is the 14th"
There are some poeple who evidently use this form (see Google URL), even though the word cannot be found in Webster's or any other dictionary available to me. Since there seems to be no other way of expressing this, maybe one should use it after all.
First Presbyterian Pulpit
... They hear again (for who knows the how-manieth time) what the scriptures have all-along
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... have chnaged and I had my final moment with them when I went to their store a few
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... I'm having fun over on the Lingtyplist where the current subject is -- ordinal
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thanks for your response and particularly for your references.
Knowing that there isn't an equivalent, I never even thought of checking Google.
I whole-heartedly agree that "how-manieth" should be used since it is useful
and the meaning is self evident.
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