To say you have as much or as many of something as something else in Spanish, we use tanto ... como if the thing we are comparing is a noun, or tanto como if what we are comparing is a verb.
Using tanto ... como with nouns
Mi primo tiene tanto dinero como tu sobrino.My cousin has as much money as your nephew.
Él tiene tanta paciencia como ella.He has as much patience as she does.
Tiene tantos gatos como ella.He has as many cats as she does.
La gallina tiene tantas plumas como el gallo.The hen has as many feathers as the rooster.
Notice we use tanto, tanta, tantos, or tantas in order to agree in number and gender with the noun that follows.
Using tanto como after a verb
Mis alumnos aprenden tanto como tus alumnos.My students learn as much as your students.
Rosario bebe tanto como Carmen.Rosario drinks as much as Carmen.
Las naranjas cuestan tanto como las manzanas.Oranges cost as much as apples.
Note that tanto como never changes with verbs.
Unlike in English, you don't repeat the verb at the end:
Él tiene tanta paciencia como ella tiene.
He has as much patience as she does.
Using tan ... como = as ... as (comparatives with adjectives and adverbs)
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