Which bus in a row. The number of the bus would be asked for with hányas, and the answers are in that format, too: az egyes, kettes, hármas, négyes...
Would this not be better translated as "Which number" ? otherwise simply "Melyik" would suffice here
The problem is, the Hungarian sentence is already saying "Hányadik...". So, the question is, how best to translate that into English. But English does not really have a proper equivalent for this question. The closest normal question is "Which ... ". Unless someone has a better idea.
Well - I tried with, "On which number bus is Péter travelling?" - Which was rejected, although I think it's not bad. ;)
Not bad at all, under the circumstances. :)
What I find fascinating is that there isn't a proper question word for this, when there is a clear need for it.
Imagine you are finishing a race, and the race director says "Congratulations, you are the ####th". You didn't catch the word. What do you do?
I propose: "I'm sorry, I am the how manieth?" :)