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"Durar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to last", and "cuan" is an adverb which is often translated as "as". Learn more about the difference between "durar" and "cuan" below.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to go on)
a. to last
La crisis económica no puede durar para siempre.The economic crisis cannot last forever.
b. to be long
La película dura dos horas aproximadamente.The film is approximately two hours long.
2. (to continue being usable)
a. to last
Un bolso de buena calidad te puede durar años.A good quality bag can last you for years.
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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 comparisons)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. as
Luciano gritó cuan fuerte pudo.Luciano screamed as loud as he could.
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