¡Qué (noun/adjective)! or ¡Cuánto (noun/adjective)!

ConnieC1Kwiziq community member

¡Qué (noun/adjective)! or ¡Cuánto (noun/adjective)!

I've seen both qué and cuánto in exclamatory sentences. I understand when it's clearly the number of something ( ¡Cuántos gatos! ) but when it's something less countable (e.g. "¡Qué orgulloso!" or "¡Cuánto orgulloso!" how do you tell which one to use?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Connie

With adjectives you can't use cuánto (only with nouns). So, to say for example "How proud he is!" you need:

¡Qué orgulloso es!

You can use a noun and then use cuánto:

¡Cuánto orgullo tiene! 

How much pride he has! 

orgullo is a noun here

Have you come across this kwiziq lesson

I hope it helps

Inma

¡Qué (noun/adjective)! or ¡Cuánto (noun/adjective)!

I've seen both qué and cuánto in exclamatory sentences. I understand when it's clearly the number of something ( ¡Cuántos gatos! ) but when it's something less countable (e.g. "¡Qué orgulloso!" or "¡Cuánto orgulloso!" how do you tell which one to use?

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