In Spanish the structure:
[Verb] + tanto/a/os/as [noun] + que
is used to express [Verb] + so much/many [noun] that ...
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This type of structure shows a cause, expressed in the first part of the sentence and an effect or consequence expressed after que.
This structure does not work if we invert the sentence, i.e first the consequence and then the cause:
Tiene tanto dinero que no sabe cómo gastarlo.
He has so much money that he doesn't know how to spend it.
"Que no sabe cómo gastarlo tiene tanto dinero"
Notice how the word tanto, acting as an adjective, needs to agree in gender and number with its associated noun: tanto/tanta/tantos/tantas
Don't get confused with the comparative structure "Tanto/a/os/as [noun] como..." = As much/many [noun] as... See Using tanto como with verbs and nouns to say as much/many ... as (comparatives).
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