The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.
- [literario/literary] apocopated form of cuánto1 used before adjectives and adverbs how le hice ver cuán equivocada estaba I made her see how wrong she was ¡cuán felices éramos entonces! how happy we were then! lo hizo cuán cuidadosamente pudo he did it with the utmost care o/or as carefully as he possibly could