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how

adverb   /haʊ/
A1 used to ask about quantity, size, or age cómo de How big is the house? How old are they? How much (= what price) was that dress?
how are you?
A1 used to ask someone if they are well and happy ¿cómo estás? ‘How are you, Ellie?’ ‘Oh, not so bad, thanks.’
A2 used to ask about the way something happens or is done cómo How did he die? How do you keep the house so clean?
how about..?
A2 used to make a suggestion ¿qué te parece (si)…? How about going to the cinema?
how do you do?
A2 a polite thing to say to someone you are meeting for the first time ¿qué hay?
B1 used to ask about what an experience or event was like qué tal How was your flight?
B1 used for emphasis qué How nice to see you! I was amazed at how quickly she finished.
(Definition of how from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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