Demasiado or tanto

MeghanB2Kwiziq community member

Demasiado or tanto

A question in a quiz asked No es bueno beber ___________ alcohol. The answer was tanto but I chose demasiado. don't they both essentially mean the same thing? Or is there a distinction in Spanish? Thanks

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Meghan

Demasiado and tanto are very similar; demasiado means too much and tanto means so much. See all these slightly different sentences:

No es bueno beber mucho alcohol. (Drinking a lot of alcohol is not good.)

No es bueno beber demasiado alcohol. (Drinking too much alcohol is not good.)

No es bueno beber tanto alcohol. (Drinking so much alcohol is not good.)

Saludos 

Inma

Demasiado or tanto

A question in a quiz asked No es bueno beber ___________ alcohol. The answer was tanto but I chose demasiado. don't they both essentially mean the same thing? Or is there a distinction in Spanish? Thanks

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