Ordinal numbers are used to show the order or sequence of people, places, events, or objects.
There are two ways of enumerating ordinal numbers in Filipino – the formal and informal. Below is the formal way of enumerating. It uses the prefix “ika-,” combined with the Filipino cardinal numbers (except for the first). Another way of writing ordinal numbers is by combining the prefix “ika-“ with the digit (except for the first). This formal way is suited for formal conversations and materials such as textbooks and events.
The informal way of enumerating ordinal numbers in Filipino is through the use of the prefix “pan(g)-“ (except for the first). This is commonly used for casual conversations.