How tall are you?

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How do you say "How tall are you'" in Spanish'

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Colleen-H

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Thanks, Lazarus! Just using "qué" didn't sound right to me, I think "cómo de" will fit in a lot of the contexts where I want to say "cuán".

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Vikingo
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Vikingo said:

What's the most normal way to say it in Spain? "No sé qué alto es"'?

No sé lo alto que es.
No sé cómo de alto es.
No sé su altura.

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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«¿Cuán lejos se puede llevar, sin que desaparezca del todo el referente figurativo'» (Abc [Esp.] 18.10.96)

I'm always wondering what to say instead of cuán in phrases like "no sé cuán alto es". I know that latin americans often use "qué tan". What's the most normal way to say it in Spain? "No sé qué alto es"'? My brain hurts.

Saludos smile

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Vikingo
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lazarus1907 said:

Unless it is used in a country I'm not aware of, it sounds as ancient as Shakespeare's original dialogs, and you won't hear it in any normal conversation.¡Cuán gritan esos malditos! ¡Pero mal rayo me parta, si en acabando esta carta, no han de pagar caro sus gritos!Don Juan Tenorio (1844) - ZorillaThat's the most recent "cuán" I can think of.

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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Unless it is used in a country I'm not aware of, it sounds as ancient as Shakespeare's original dialogs, and you won't hear it in any normal conversation.

¡Cuán gritan esos malditos! ¡Pero mal rayo me parta, si en acabando esta carta, no han de pagar caro sus gritos!
Don Juan Tenorio (1844) - Zorilla

That's the most recent "cuán" I can think of.

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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i thought Cuán was a mistake when i first read it here, so... is it still used? any examples?

lazarus1907 said:

Last time I came accross "¿Cuán alto es usted'" was in a 15th century novel I once read.

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updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by PUNISHER
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Last time I came accross "¿Cuán alto es usted'" was in a 15th century novel I once read.

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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¿Cuánto mide?

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¿ Cuán alto es usted?

either one means how tall are you in spanish.

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Whitney
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Well... if you are trying to be awkward and funny, you could always argue that you are asking for the total body surface, rather than the height, but for people "medir" = "to have a certain height".

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Yes, it is understood that "¿Cuánto mides'" means How tall are you'

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Sally
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Thanks Vikingo. So the dictionary says: "¿Cuánto mides'"
It's not necessary to add.. "de estatura" or anything like that?
It's understood that "¿Cuánto mides'" means How tall are you'

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Colleen-H
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I think you could say "¿Qué estatura tienes'"

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Valerie
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Hi Colleen, have you tried the dictionary at this site?

Suerte smile

updated ENE 25, 2009
posted by Vikingo