how do you know when como means how or like?
when someone says como? do they mean like or how??
If it's the question 'how' it's easy because it will have an accent :
¿Cómo vas a llegar? How are you going to get there?
Como preguntas cómo, te tengo que responder como sé: Como como me place, como sea, y cómo no, hasta como lo que tú comes. ¿Cómo así? ¡Pues claro, porque como de todo!
Y como sigas preguntando, no sé cómo terminará esto...
Context tells you everything!
Context will help a lot but there is an actual difference in the two words. If it means how it will be typed with a accent (cómo) and if it means like, or I eat, it is typed without the accent (como). If it is said in speech the accent also makes the pronunciation slightly different by stressing the o. Hopefully that will help you.
Generally, if it´s a question, it will mean "how?, if it is not a question, it´ll probably mean "like"
when someone says como? do they mean like or how?? hello: when someone says como?they mean how.
It really depends on what is being asked. If someone asks, "quieres hacer algo?" which means would you like to do something, one might say "como que?" Which means like what. "Como tu haces esto" means how do you do this. You just have to listen/read how the word is being used and think what might make sense. Como estas-how are you Eso fue igual como el libro-that was just like the book Hope this helps.