tanto

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 短刀 (tantō たんとう), from Middle Chinese 短刀 (twán-taw "dagger") (compare Mandarin duǎndāo 短刀), from (short) + (knife).

Noun[edit]

tanto (plural tantos)

  1. A common type of Japanese dagger or knife. Alternative spelling of tantō.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Italian tanto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tanto (not comparable)

  1. (music) So much; too much.
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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

tanto

  1. dot

Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tanto

  1. such

tanto ... como

  1. such ... as

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tantus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tanto m (feminine tanta, masculine plural tanti, feminine plural tante)

  1. a lot of
  2. much
  3. many
  4. such
  5. significant

Pronoun[edit]

tanto

  1. much
  2. a lot

Adverb[edit]

tanto

  1. so much
  2. very

Conjunction[edit]

tanto

  1. after all
  2. anyways

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tantō

  1. dative masculine singular of tantus
  2. dative neuter singular of tantus
  3. ablative masculine singular of tantus
  4. ablative neuter singular of tantus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese tanto, from Latin tantus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tanto (not comparable)

  1. so much (to a large or excessive degree)
    Corri tanto.
    I ran so much.

Usage notes[edit]

Tão is used with adjectives instead of tanto.

Pronoun[edit]

tanto m (feminine tanta plural tantos feminine plural tantas)

  1. so much / so many (a large or excessive amount)
    Ele perdeu tanto sangue que morreu.
    He lost so much blood that he died.
    Eu leio tantos livros.
    I read so many books.

Pronoun[edit]

tanto … quanto

  1. as much as / as many as
    Li tantos livros quanto meu irmão.
    I have read as many books as my brother.

Noun[edit]

tanto m (plural tantos)

  1. an unspecified or irrelevant amount of something
    Comi um tanto de torta.
    I ate a bit of pie.
    A mercadoria foi entregue em dois tantos.
    The wares were delivered in two portions.
  2. an amount equal to a previously specified amount
    A moeda de ouro vale cinco tantos mais que a de prata.
    The gold coin is worth five times as much as the silver one.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tantus.

Adjective[edit]

tanto m (feminine tanta, masculine plural tantos, feminine plural tantas)

  1. so much, as much

Adverb[edit]

tanto

  1. so much, long, hard, often, etc.
    Te quiero tanto.
    I love you so much.
    De tanto hacerlo, se me irrita.|t=No matter how much I do it, it [still] irritates me.|lang=es}}

Noun[edit]

tanto m (plural tantos)

  1. copy
  2. poker chip, counter
  3. point (in a game)
  4. (Latin America) portion

Pronoun[edit]

tanto

  1. so much, so many

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