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quantus/a/um and cuanto

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quantus/a/um and cuanto

Postby elduce » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:44 pm

I am interested in how Latin words relate to Spanish words (and French). I noticed that "cuanto" means "how much," and that Latin quantus/a/um means "how much/many."
Are these two words related? They sound the same and mean the same thing.

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Re: quantus/a/um and cuanto

Postby adrianus » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:58 pm

Yes, Spanish is a Romance language, that is, descended from Latin.
Ita est, elduce. Hispanica lingua est romanica, id est, à latinâ demissa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_languages
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Re: quantus/a/um and cuanto

Postby furrykef » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:44 am

When I want to look up the etymology of a Spanish word, I look it up in Diccionario Clave. It's also a great dictionary to use to collect example sentences in Spanish. (I use those sentences to make flash cards.)
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