There are 4 main translations of tanto in English:

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tanto 1

adverbio

  • 1
    see note under tan
    (aplicado a un adjetivo o adverbio)
    (aplicado a un verbo)
    so much
    es tan difícil de describir
    it's so difficult to describe
    ¡es una chica tan amable!
    she's such a nice girl!
    ¡te he echado tanto de menos!
    I've missed you so much!
    si es así, tanto mejor y si no te gusta, tanto peor para ti
    and if you don't like it, too bad o [familiar] tough!
    vamos, no es tan difícil ¡y tanto! el tan esperado acontecimiento
    the long-awaited event
    ya no cenamos afuera tanto
    nowadays we don't eat out so often o so much
    de tanto que habla te marea
    he talks so much he makes your head spin
    es tanto más importante cuanto que es su única fuente de ingresos [formal]
    it is all the more important because it is his only source of income
    no deberías trabajar/gastar tanto
    you shouldn't work so hard/spend so much
    tan/tanto … quellegó tan tarde que ya no había nadie
    he arrived so late (that) everybody had gone
    tanto insistió que no tuve más remedio que quedarme
    he was so insistent that I just had to stay
    tan/tanto … comono es tan tímida como parece
    she's not as shy as she looks
    sale tanto como tú/como se lo permiten los compromisos
    he goes out as much o as often as you do/as his commitments allow
    tan pronto como le sea posible
    as soon as you can
    no han mejorado tanto como para poder ganar el torneo
    they haven't improved enough to win the tournament
    tanto Suárez como Vargas votaron en contra
    both Suárez and Vargas voted against
    te lo cobran tanto si lo comes como si no lo comes
    they charge you for it whether you eat it or not
  • 2 (América Latina excepto Cono Sur) qué tanto/qué tan, ¿qué tan alto es?
    how tall is he?
    es difícil decir qué tanto hay de autobiográfico en la novela
    it is difficult to say how much of the novel is autobiographical
Example sentences
  • Para este fin el museo cuenta con el apoyo de renombrados especialistas e instituciones tanto nacionales como extranjeras.
  • Tenemos tanto que ofrecer y pedimos tan poco por ello.
  • Definitivamente una sorprendente forma de decirle Felicidades a quien tanto queremos.

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There are 4 main translations of tanto in English:

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tanto 2
also: feminine: tanta

adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (singular)
    so much
    (plural)
    so many
    no sabía que había tanto espacio/tantas habitaciones
    I didn't know there was so much space/there were so many rooms
    había tantísima gente [familiar]
    there were so many o such a lot of people
    ¡tiene tanta fuerza …!
    she has such strength …!
    she is so strong …!
    ¡tanto tiempo sin verte!
    it's been so long!
    it's been such a long time!
    tanto … quecomió tanto chocolate que le hizo mal
    he ate so much chocolate (that) it made him ill
    tanto … comotengo tanto derecho como el que más
    I've got as much right as anyone else o as the next man
    no ha habido tantos turistas como el año pasado
    there haven't been as many o so many tourists as last year
    1.2 [familiar] (expresando cantidades indeterminadas) See examples: tenía setenta y tantos años
    he was seventy something
    he was seventy-odd
    [familiar]
    mil quinientos y tantos pesos
    one thousand five hundred and something pesos
    fifteen hundred something pesos
    (inglés norteamericano)

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There are 4 main translations of tanto in English:

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tanto 3
also: feminine: tanta

pronombre

  • 1 1.1 (singular)
    so much
    (plural)
    so many
    ¿no querías azúcar? — sí, pero no tanta
    didn't you want sugar? — yes, but not that much
    vinieron tantos que no alcanzaron los asientos
    so many people came there weren't enough seats
    es uno de tantos
    he's one of many
    ¡tengo tanto que hacer!
    I've so much to do!
    ¿de verdad gana tanto?
    does he really earn that much?
    ni tanto ni tan calvo or tan poco
    there's no need to go that far
    no es para tanto [familiar], no te pongas así, hombre; tampoco es para tanto duele un poco, pero no es para tanto
    it hurts a bit, but it's not that bad
    no pinta mal pero tampoco es para tanto
    she's not a bad artist but she's not that good
    tanto monta, monta tanto (España)
    it makes no difference
    it's as broad as it is long
    [familiar]
    tanto tienes, tanto vales
    you are what you own
    1.2 [familiar] (expresando cantidades indeterminadas) See examples: hasta las tantas de la madrugada
    until the early hours of the morning
    te cobran tanto por folio/por minuto
    they charge you so much a sheet/a minute
    en el año mil ochocientos treinta y tantos
    in eighteen thirty-something
    cincuenta y tantas
    fifty-odd
    fifty or so
    1.3
    also: tanto
    (refiriéndose a tiempo)
    hace tanto que no me llama
    she hasn't called me for such a long time o for so long
    it's been so long since she called me
    todavía faltan dos horas — ¿tanto?
    there's still two hours to go — what? that long?
  • 2 (en locuciones) en tanto en tanto ella atendía a los clientes, él cocinaba
    while she served the customers, he did the cooking
    en tanto + subjuntivo
    as long as
    so long as
    en tanto tú estés aquí
    as long as you're here
    en tanto que [formal]
    (como)
    (dado que) [formal] [formal]
    entre tanto hasta tanto + subjuntivo [formal] hasta tanto (no) se solucione este conflicto
    until this conflict is solved
    otro tanto, otro tanto cabe decir de su política exterior
    the same can be said of their foreign policy
    me queda otro tanto por hacer
    I have as many again still to do
    cuesta unos $15 y las pilas, casi otro tanto
    it costs about $15 and then the batteries cost nearly as much again
    por (lo) tanto tan siquiera, ¡si tan siquiera me hubieras prevenido!
    if only you'd warned me!
    no le escribió ni tan siquiera una notita
    he didn't even write her a little note
    cómprale tan siquiera unas flores
    at least buy her some flowers o buy her some flowers, at least
    tan solo tenía tan solo cuatro años
    he was only four years old
    por tan solo dos mil pesos
    for only o for as little as two thousand pesos
    tanto es así or tan así es
    so much so
    se sentía mal, tanto es así que no quiso comer
    she felt ill, so much so that she didn't want anything to eat
    tanto más cuanto que
    specially since
    all the more so because
    es importante, tanto más cuanto que es su única fuente de ingresos
    it's important, specially since o all the more so because it's his only source of income

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tanto 4

sustantivo masculino

  • 1 (cantidad) See examples: recibe un tanto por ciento por cada venta
    she gets a percentage o a certain percentage on every sale
    tienes que entregar un tanto de depósito
    you have to put down so much o a certain amount as a deposit
  • 3 (en locuciones) al tanto, me puso al tanto
    she put me in the picture
    me mantengo al tanto de lo que pasa en el mundo
    I keep abreast of o I keep up to date with what is going on in the world
    te mantendré al tanto
    I'll keep you informed
    ya está al tanto de lo ocurrido
    he already knows what's happened
    estáte al tanto para cuando venga
    keep an eye out for him
    [familiar]
    un tanto un tanto triste
    somewhat o rather o a little sad
Example sentences
  • Anderson y Welbeck hicieron los tantos en la victoria y Antonio Valencia jugó los 90 '.
  • El primer tanto del partido fue para los locales.
  • Es su segundo tanto con la camiseta blanca.

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