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The problem with Cuantos or Cuanto is many of us don't know the difference between countable and non-countable nouns. I learned so much about English in learning Spanish.
Cuánto = How much.
Cuántos = How many.
Cuánto is singular.
Cuánto can only be used for singular words like 'How much money' or 'How much dust' or 'How much water.'
Cuántos is plural.
Cuantos can only be used for plural words like 'How many apples' or 'How many skirts' or 'How many shoes.'
cuánto in this sense mean 'how much (as in quantity)' or 'how much (as in price)'? It's weird seeing
cuánto as 'how much' and
cuánto es being 'how much is it' since I only interpret them in terms of value. all means of help are thanked! :D
So I can use
cuánto in both contexts, like 'how much wine is left?' and 'how much is the wine?' (sorry i can't translate it into spanish i'm not that fluent yet)? Thank you so much Luis for answering :D
I can't thank you enough for all those kind explanations =] have a nice day!
And what about ¿Cuánto es? It's marked as wrong, is it because it would translate more as "How much is it" or is it just wrong?
Does this always end in an "o"? For some reason I thought cuanta (sorry can't type with accent) would be correct here as well?
Yes, "cuánta" is also correct in the case the question refers to a feminine noun, for example: ¿Cuánta sal? LA sal / How much salt ?