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Old December 17, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Tanto cuanto o tanto como

Hay alguna diferencia entre 'tanto cuanto' y 'tanto como' y se sí, cuál es?

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Bueno, en si nunca he escuchado .......tanto cuanto......

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"Tanto... como" es para juntar elementos o frases.

María trabaja tanto en la fábrica, como en su casa. (Trabaja en ambos lugares)
María works at the factory as well as at her home. (She works in both places)

Juan es tan guapo como Pedro. (Ambos son igualmente guapos)
Juan is as handsome as Peter. (Both are equally handsome)


"Tanto cuanto": incluye "todo".

María habla tanto cuanto puede. Nunca se calla.
María speaks as much as she can. She never shuts up.

Gasté tanto cuanto pude en los adornos de navidad.
I spent as much as I could in Christmas ornaments.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar View Post
"Tanto... como" es para juntar elementos o frases.

"Tanto cuanto": incluye "todo".
So "Tanto... como" is followed by a phrase without verb, and "Tanto cuanto" is always followed by a finite verb.
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"Tanto... como" es para juntar elementos o frases.

María trabaja tanto en la fábrica, como en su casa. (Trabaja en ambos lugares)
María works at the factory as well as at her home. (She works in both places)

Juan es tan guapo como Pedro. (Ambos son igualmente guapos)
Juan is as handsome as Peter. (Both are equally handsome)


"Tanto cuanto": incluye "todo".

María habla tanto cuanto puede. Nunca se calla.
María speaks as much as she can. She never shuts up.

Gasté tanto cuanto pude en los adornos de navidad.
I spent as much as I could in Christmas ornaments.
En Chile no se usa así. Solo el cuanto... (editado)

En cuanto a la primera instancia.

I am not sure if in English can be applied like that, because "tanto...como" significa as much as.

As well as would be ok for "ambos" though.

Last edited by chileno; December 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Si se usa tanto cuanto en Chile, me acorde...
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