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tan advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (apócope de tanto) (to such a degree)so advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (before noun)such advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (comparison)as advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Note: Antecede al adjetivo, al adverbio o al participio para intensificar su significado.
 Estaba tan nervioso que no lograba articular palabra alguna.
 He was so nervous that he couldn't say a word.
tan advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (uso comparativo) (comparing two things)as … as advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Está tan sordo como una tapia.
 He is as deaf as a post.
tan advadverbio: Describe al verbo, al adjetivo o a otro adverbio ("corre rápidamente", "sucede ahora", "muy extraño"). (expresa consecuencia) (expressing consequence)so advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Estaba tan perdido en sus pensamientos que no escuchó las pisadas que se acercaban.
 He was so lost in his thoughts that he did not hear the approaching footsteps.
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Compound Forms:
con tan solo loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (apenas, escasamente)with just, with a mere exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
de tan que exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (denota exageración)so that exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
Note: Se construye con adjetivo y con verbo.
 Es un relato oscuro pero de tan absurdo que resulta divertido.
 This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence. My sister is so tall that she has to order custom clothes.
la tan ansiada the long-awaited, the longed-for adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
la tan mentada the often mentioned, the much-touted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
la tan temida the much-feared adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
ni muy muy ni tan tan loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). AmL, coloquial (expresa moderación)nothing out of the ordinary exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  not too much or too little exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No es ni un tonto ni un genio, ni muy muy ni tan tan.
ni tan siquiera loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (negación enfática)not even conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 No te quiere ni tan siquiera un poco.
no estar tan desesperado loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no con locura)not be that desperate to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Necesito dinero pero no estoy tan desesperada como para robar.
quedarse tan a gusto loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (no sentirse afectado)be so comfortable v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be so relaxed, feel so relaxed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
si tan solo exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (si al menos)if even just exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  if only conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
siempre tan serio always so serious exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan amigos such close friends exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan diferente de loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar"). (muy distinto)so different from, so unlike exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan es así such is the case v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tan esperado loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (muy deseado)highly anticipated, long-awaited adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
tan fácil como as easy as exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan guay so cool exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan lejos so far away exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan mío very much my own exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan nombrados so well renowned exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan pequeño como la cabeza de un alfiler as small as the head of a pin exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan poca cosa next to nothing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan poca gente very few people exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan poco tiempo very little time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  so little time exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
tan pronto como as soon as conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
tan siquiera loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (por lo menos)at least exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  not even conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 Tan siquiera trata de aprender de tus errores.
tan solo  (without people)so lonesome, so lonely adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  just, only advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
unos tanto y otros tan poco exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (reparto injusto)some have so much, while others have so little v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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