quão

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese quan, from Latin quam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

quão (not comparable)

  1. how (to what degree)
    • quão grande — how big

Usage notes[edit]

The term is rarely used, the noun-based phrase is preferred, but as it must be a question, quão is mostly used for affirmative phrases.

  • qual o tamanho? — how big?

Synonyms[edit]