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how

adverb, conjunction /hau/
in what way
cómo
How do you make chilli con carne?
to what extent
cuánto; cómo de
How do you like my new hat? How far is Paris from London?
by what means
cómo
I’ve no idea how he came here.
in what condition
cómo
How are you today? How do I look?
for what reason
cómo
How is it that I am the last to know about this?
however adverb in spite of that
sin embargo, no obstante
It would be nice if we had more money. However, I suppose we’ll manage with what we have.
(also how ever) in what way; by what means
cómo
However did you get here? However did you do that?
to no matter what extent
por más que
However hard I try, I still can’t do it.
how about I would like to suggest
qué tal, qué te parece
’Where shall we go tonight?’ ’How about the cinema?’
what is he, are you etc going to do?; what does he, do you etc think?
¿y tú/él/vosotros/ellos?
We’re going to the cinema tonight. How about you? I rather like that picture. How about you?
how come for what reason
¿por qué?, ¿por qué razón?, ¿cómo es que…?
How come I didn’t get any cake?
how do you do? words that are said by a person to someone he is being introduced to
mucho gusto, encantado
’How do you do? My name is Mike Winter,’ he said, shaking her hand.
(Definition of how from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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