un tanto
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un tanto
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (to a certain extent)
a. somewhat
A mí me parece un tanto raro que viniera a Barcelona y no nos llamara para quedar.I find it somewhat strange that he came to Barcelona and didn't call us to meet.
b. rather
Sé que lo que te dije no fue muy acertado, pero tu reacción me parece un tanto exagerada.I know what I told you wasn't very appropriate, but your reaction seems rather exaggerated to me.
c. a little
Luis parece un tanto perdido desde su divorcio.Luis seems a little lost since his divorce.
2. (a certain quantity)
a. a percentage
Mi mánager se queda con un tanto de mis ganancias.My manager gets a percentage of my winnings.
b. so much
No lo hacemos gratis. Nos pagan un tanto por hora.We don't do it for free. They pay us so much per hour.
c. a certain amount
No es justo que lo pague yo todo. Creo que deberíamos contribuir con un tanto cada uno.It's not fair for me to pay for everything. I think we should contribute a certain amount each.
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