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"Demasiado" is an adverb which is often translated as "too", and "tan" is an adverb which is often translated as "so". Learn more about the difference between "demasiado" and "tan" below.
demasiado(
deh
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mah
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syah
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doh
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (in excess)
a. too
No me juzgues demasiado rápido.Don't judge me too quickly.
b. too much
Si corro demasiado, me duelen las rodillas.If I run too much, my knees hurt.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in excess)
a. too much (uncountable)
Fue demasiada comida para mí.It was too much food for me.
b. too many (countable)
Son demasiadas tareas para una persona.There are too many tasks for one person.
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tan(
tahn
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (so much)
a. so
Mi hijo estaba tan cansado cuando llegó que se durmió enseguida.My son was so tired when he arrived, he fell asleep immediately.
b. such
¡Hace muchos años que no tomábamos una cena tan buena!We haven't had such a good dinner in many years!
2. (in comparisons)
a. as
Es tan alto como su hermano.He is as tall as his brother.
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