MANILA, Philippines – Finally, the long debate has come to an end. We finally have an English translation to the question, “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?”
|What’s your translation of the question, “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?” | Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ Ayn Bernos Facebook/ Miss Universe|
Netizens on Twitter couldn’t help but share a laugh over the amusement that Pinoys now have the answer to what is being considered one of the hardest Filipino sentences to translate into English.
Ayn Bernos, an entrepreneur and influencer, tweeted quoting a question to Miss South Africa during the closed-door interview of the Miss Universe. In the video, the question about “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?” was translated into English and flashed on the screen as, “Of all the siblings in the family, where do you stand?”
Omg guys tinanong sa closed door interview, “Pang-ilan ka sa magkakapatid?”
Ayan na ang English niya 😅 pic.twitter.com/fOTQens2H6
— Ayn Bernos (@aynbernos) January 30, 2023
Pinoy netizens couldn’t help but react as the tweet went viral with over 1.2 million views and more than 3,600 retweets. Many netizens shared jokes about their versions of the questions.
A netizen commented, “Di ko alam kung tama, pero ang tanda ko, what is your ordinal number among your siblings?”
Another wrote, “Pwede din naman, what number are you among your siblings?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA eme.”
Another tweet goes, “Akala ko among the siblings, what level are you? Lol.”
Meanwhile, some other people took the tweet seriously and shared their more accurate translations. A netizen suggested, “Alternatively: where do you fall in the birth order of your siblings? :)”
Another netizen commented, “Shortest I have heard from Americans: What is your birth order? understood na siya within the siblings.”
More suggestions came in to make the translation a bit simpler, such as “What is your birth order among your siblings?”
What is your birth order among your siblings. Pwede namang ganun nalang 😅
— SHUAI GE (@shuaige143) January 30, 2023
The video was just one of the exclusive closed-door interviews that the Miss Universe 2022 pageant posted on their Facebook page.
— Sally, The Summit Express