There are 4 translations of tanto in English:

tanto1

adv

  • 1 see note under tan (aplicado a un adjetivo o adverbio) so (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 if that's the case, so much the better y si no te gusta, tanto peor para ti and if you don't like it, too bad o [colloquial/familiar] tough! vamos, no es tan difícil come on, it's not that difficult ¡y tanto! and how! 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 muchtan/tanto … que llegó 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 staytan/tanto … como no 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, as soon as possible 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 (AmL exc CS) 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
  • 3 para locs ver tanto3 2

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 4 translations of tanto in English:

tanto2

(-ta)

adj

  • 1 1.1 (sing) so much; (pl) 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/colloquial] 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 … que comió tanto chocolate que le hizo mal he ate so much chocolate (that) it made him illtanto … como tengo 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/colloquial] (expresando cantidades indeterminadas) tenía setenta y tantos años he was seventy something, he was seventy-odd [colloquial/familiar] mil quinientos y tantos pesos one thousand five hundred and something pesos, fifteen hundred something pesos (AmE)

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 4 translations of tanto in English:

tanto3

(-ta)

pron

  • 1 1.1 (sing) so much; (pl) 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/colloquial], no te pongas así, hombre; tampoco es para tanto come on, there's no need to get like that about it 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 (Esp) it makes no difference, it's as broad as it is long [colloquial/familiar] tanto tienes, tanto vales you are what you own 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (expresando cantidades indeterminadas) 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
    (tanto)
    (refiriéndose a tiempo) so long 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?
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  • 2 (en locs) en tanto while en tanto ella atendía a los clientes, él cocinaba while she served the customers, he did the cooking en tanto + subj as long as, so long as en tanto tú estés aquí as long as you're here en tanto que [formal], (como) as (dado que) inasmuch as [formal], insofar as [formal] entre tanto meanwhile, in the meantimehasta tanto + subj [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 therefore 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 only 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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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 4 translations of tanto in English:

tanto4

m

  • 1 (cantidad) 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 locs) 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 [colloquial/familiar] un tanto somewhat, rather, a little un tanto triste somewhat o rather o a little sad

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.