How to emphasise an action in Spanish with lo que + verb + subject
If we want to express "how much something happens" in a sentence, in a context that implies surprise for the speaker, we can use this structure in Spanish:
¡Lo que + verb +subject!
This way, the speaker emphasises/intensifies the action.
Here are some examples:
It is more common to find this structure used in exclamatory sentences but they can also be part of a statement or a question. For example:
See also La de + noun + que + verb to intensify and Using neuter article Lo + adverb/adjective + que + verb in Spanish
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No había notado lo que habíamos pagado por el vino.I hadn't noticed how much we'd paid for the wine.