Learn how to ask "how much" in Spanish
In Spanish we use the interrogative pronoun "cuánto" to ask how much, followed by a verb.
For example, in a shop, to ask how much something is/costs we say:
You can also ask how much [of something already mentioned] is required by using cuánto followed by a verb. Here are some examples:
This use of cuánto in the masculine singular form is for when we refer to a general "how much" of something that has been mentioned before that is a masculine singular noun, for example, if we are talking about "dinero" (money):
¿Cuánto [dinero] quieres?
How much [money] do you want?
Use of cuánta, cuántos, cuántas
For more specific things and to make reference to their gender and number, we also use other forms of cuánto.
For example, if the conversation is about "una tarta" (a cake), a feminine singular noun, we'd ask using "cuánta":
If the conversation is about "platos" (plates), a masculine plural noun, we'd ask using "cuántos":
If the conversation is about "amigas" (female friends), a feminine plural noun, we'd ask using "cuántas":
To learn about cuánto as an adjective followed by a noun see Using cuánto + noun to ask how much/how many in Spanish (interrogative adjective)
- Using Cuánto + noun in exclamations about quantities in Spanish
- Using Cuánto + verb in exclamations about quantities in Spanish
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