Ilan: Tagalog Question Word

how many

Ilan ang payong sa kotse?

How many umbrellas are in the car?

Lit. How many are the umbrellas in the car?

Ilan -ng

Ilang payong ang nasa kotse?

How many umbrellas are in the car?

Ilang beses kumain si John?

How many times did John eat?

Ilang taon na siya?

How old is he/she?

Lit. How many years now is he/she?

See also: Na/-ng (p. 28)

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