See also: cuánto

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwanto/, [ˈkwãn̪.t̪o]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin quantus, from Proto-Italic *kʷijentos, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷíh₂onts (how much, how many), from *kʷíh₂, neuter of *kʷís.

Cognate with French quant, Italian quanto, Portuguese quanto, Romanian cât, Ashkun ćīt, Waigali kiti, Sanskrit कियत् (kíyat), Avestan 𐬗𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬧𐬙(cuuaṇt).

PronounEdit

cuanto n (correlative of tanto)

  1. whatever quantity, as much, however much
    Dame cuanto tengas.Give me however many you have.
Usage notesEdit

To express the interrogative, cuánto (with an accent mark) is used instead:

¿Cuánto tienes?How much do you have?

DeterminerEdit

cuanto m (plural cuantos, feminine cuanta, feminine plural cuantas)

  1. as much [of]; as many; however much; however many
    Bebe cuanta agua quieres.Drink as much water as you want.
  2. (after “unos) few; quite a few; a handful
    unos cuantos/unas cuantas(quite) a few
    Coge unos cuantos.Take a handful (a few).
  3. (with comparatives) however much; however many; (constructing parallel comparatives) “the..., the...”
    • 1882, Víctor Balaguer, Tragedias: Los Esponsales de la Muerta, page 366:
      Cuanta más agua le quitan más le queda.
      — “The more water they remove for him, the more remains.”
Usage notesEdit

To express the interrogative, cuánto (with an accent mark) is used instead:

¿Cuánta agua quieres?How much water do you want?

AdverbEdit

cuanto (correlative)

  1. as much; however much; in whatever quantity
Usage notesEdit

To express the interrogative, the cuánto (with an accent mark) is used instead:

¿Cuánto cuesta?How much does it cost?
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Etymology 2Edit

Recently borrowed from Latin quantum.

NounEdit

cuanto m (plural cuantos)

  1. (physics) quantum

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