cuán

USAGE NOTE
"Cuán" is the shortened form of "cuánto," which is used before adjectives and adverbs.
cuán(
kwahn
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to what degree)
a. how
¿Cuán profunda puede ser el agua cerca de esas rocas?How deep might the water be around those rocks?
2. (to what a great extent)
a. how
Es fácil hablar, pero cuán difícil es poner en práctica los principios.It's easy to talk, but how difficult it is to put principles into practice.
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cuán
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (general)
a. how
cuán
adverb
how
¡cuán agradable fue todo eso! how delightful it all was!
cuán difícil es encontrar una solución
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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