Comparisons of Equality(Las comparaciones de igualdad)
tan + adjetivo o adverbio + como             e                 as + adjective or adverb + as             v      je cti    ...
tan . . . como (as . . . as)                      with an adjectiveEsta casa es tan pequeña como ésa.
tan . . . como (as . . . as)                   with an adverbDora baila tan bien como Ricardo.            Dora            ...
tanto como (as much as)                         with a verb, tan → tanto Marilú habla tanto como su papá.              Bla...
However, tanto can also function as an adjective. Since itsbase form ends in o, it is a four-form adjective that agrees in...
tanto . . . como (as much . . . as)with a masculine singular noun   Arturo tiene tanto dinero como   Teodoro.           ¡T...
tanta . . . como (as much . . . as)with a feminine singular noun   Juanito come tanta comida como   sus padres.           ...
tantos . . . como (as many . . . as)with a masculine plural noun Andrés tiene tantos globos como Lucas.              Lucas...
tantas . . . como (as many . . . as)with a feminine plural nounMariana lee tantas novelas como Laura.         Mariana     ...
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2a comparisons of equality

  1. 1. Comparisons of Equality(Las comparaciones de igualdad)
  2. 2. tan + adjetivo o adverbio + como e as + adjective or adverb + as v je cti • Joaquín es tan amable como Roberto. ad Joaquín is as nice as Roberto. b ver • María habla tan despacio como su hermana.ad María speaks as slowly as her sister. verbo + tanto + como verb + as much + as verb • Alberto estudia tanto como Manuel. Alberto studies as much as Manuel.With these usages, tan and tanto both function as adverbs and are therefore, like all adverbs, invariable.
  3. 3. tan . . . como (as . . . as) with an adjectiveEsta casa es tan pequeña como ésa.
  4. 4. tan . . . como (as . . . as) with an adverbDora baila tan bien como Ricardo. Dora Ricardo
  5. 5. tanto como (as much as) with a verb, tan → tanto Marilú habla tanto como su papá. Blah, blah, blah Blah, blah, blahWhen used with a verb, tanto is an adverb and is therefore invariable.
  6. 6. However, tanto can also function as an adjective. Since itsbase form ends in o, it is a four-form adjective that agrees in gender and number with the noun it modifies. 1. tanto + masc. sing. noun + como • Arturo compra tanto queso como su hermano. Arturo buys as much cheese as his brother. 2. tanta + fem. sing. noun + como • Tú tienes tanta paciencia como Eugenio. You have as much patience as Eugenio. 3. tantos + masc. pl. noun + como • Marta tiene tantos amigos como ustedes. Marta has as many friends as you (all). 4. tantas + fem. pl. noun + como • Paquito come tantas enchiladas como su papá. Paquito eats as many enchiladas as his dad.
  7. 7. tanto . . . como (as much . . . as)with a masculine singular noun Arturo tiene tanto dinero como Teodoro. ¡Tengo tanto dinero como tú! Teodoro Arturo
  8. 8. tanta . . . como (as much . . . as)with a feminine singular noun Juanito come tanta comida como sus padres. Juanito los padres de Juanito
  9. 9. tantos . . . como (as many . . . as)with a masculine plural noun Andrés tiene tantos globos como Lucas. Lucas Andrés
  10. 10. tantas . . . como (as many . . . as)with a feminine plural nounMariana lee tantas novelas como Laura. Mariana Laura
  11. 11. FIN

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