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

Preposition[edit]

quão

  1. as (to the same extent or degree that)
    • Ela é tão bonita quão inteligente — She is as beautiful as she is smart

Usage notes[edit]

Noun-based phrases are more commonly used, but as it must be a question, quão is mostly used for affirmative phrases.

  • qual o tamanho? — how big?

Synonyms[edit]