I don't know whether colloquially this can be, but I know that 'quanto costa' is the actual Italian for asking the price
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According to my textbook, quant'è is an acceptable way to express 'How much is it?' Hope this helps!
"how much" = "quanto"; "How much is it?" = "Quanto è?". But colloquially in English, we do leave out the " is it", so you're not exactly wrong.
which is more often used? "Quanto e?" or "Quant'e questo?" When i was italy, we always used "Quant'e questo?"
The singular form - quanto (masculine) or quanta (feminine) - usually translates as "how much"
The plural - quanti or quante - is usually used for "how many"
Also "How many is it?" isn't really good English - the more common way to say that is "How many are there?" (as you can see the verb is plural here in the English version - as it should be in the Italian equivalent: "Quanti sono?")
Hope that helps
I have heard that Italians combine quanto and e to make it quant'e sort of like dov'e, can anyone confirm this?
Yup, quant'e is acceptable as well i believe. Maybe colloquially it might only be used in certain occassions, but it is used
"Quanto costa" to ask a price. But also is "Quanto è". And just for your curiosity, in Portuguese and Spanish is completely normal asking "Quanto é" (pt) and "cuanto es" (Spanish) to know the price of something
In English we would say "Why does it matter if I say?" That is just to help you with your English.. Now, to answer your question, in a question the verb usually comes before the subject: "how much is it?" instead of "how much it is?" The answer,since it is not a question, would be "It is fifteen", or "it is a lot" or "it is not enough."
I'm Not Sure I Understand What You're Saying, But "Quanto" Means "How Much", Not Just "How". Hope This Helps!
Are any Spanish speakers also forgetting to spell "Quanto" with a q instead of a c?
I get it wrong both ways. Using Q in Spanish and C in Italian. If it were reallyeasy we would all be multilingual.
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I guess this is for asking something like the weight or volume of something. Where the answer is like 3 kilogrami or 5 litri, yes?
How can I distinguish "Quando è" and "Quanto è"？They have the similar announcement at my point.
The sound isn't coming through for any of the 'Type what you hear in Italian' sections - so I inevitably have to 'skip', and so can't jump a level if there are four or more 'hearing' questions!
The listening exercises do not work in this test. The volume is maximum. I don't know why this is happening. The others worked very well.
I'm wondering about "how much is there", like "how much exists"- literally, I assume "quanto e" would be "how much is?"
Or does the "e" imply "specifically "it"?
Yes it does because the form of the verb depends of the person we speak of. I am is 'Io sono', you are is 'tu sei', he/she/it is is 'Lui/Lei è' and so on :)
First Off: You Completely Forgot The Word 'È'. Second Off, As Seen Above, You Likely Wouldn't Use "Quanto" For "How Many", But Rather The Plural (Quanti)
I gave an alternate translation: "How is it?" But my answer wasn't accepted although "how" is also definition of Cuanto.