This is the Tagalog equivalent of the English interrogative pronoun how many. The answers to ILAN questions always include numbers or other words that express quantity (how much of something). Here are some examples:
|Ilan ang kapatid mo?
Pito (ang kapatid ko).
ang estudyante ng Tagalog?
Ilan ang klase mo tuwing Lunes?
Ilan ang dumating na bisita kagabi?
Ilan ang batang naglalaro sa labas?
|How many siblings
do you have?
(I have) seven (siblings).
many Tagalog students are there?
How many classes do you have on Mondays?
How many guests came last night?
How many kids are playing outside?