Demasiado or tanto


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19 May 2018

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Demasiado or tanto

A question in a quiz asked No es bueno beber ___________ alcohol. The answer was tanto but I chose demasiado. don't they both essentially mean the same thing? Or is there a distinction in Spanish? Thanks

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Using demasiado, bastante, suficiente, poco, tanto and mucho to express quantity (quantitative adjectives)"


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19 May 2018


Hola Meghan

Demasiado and tanto are very similar; demasiado means too much and tanto means so much. See all these slightly different sentences:

No es bueno beber mucho alcohol. (Drinking a lot of alcohol is not good.)

No es bueno beber demasiado alcohol. (Drinking too much alcohol is not good.)

No es bueno beber tanto alcohol. (Drinking so much alcohol is not good.)



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