Como vs Cómo: How to Know Which One To Use [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn about como vs cómo.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • como vs cómo
  • how como vs cómo are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on como vs cómo
  • how you can practice with flashcards on como vs cómo
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about como vs cómo!

Table of Contents

Como [Without an Accent]

Como is a conjunction.

Como means “like” or “as” when it is used to make a comparison or start a subordinate clause.

Here are some examples:

Como te he explicado ya varias veces, nadie tiene la culpa de tus errores.

As I have already explained to you several times, nobody is to blame for your mistakes.

Hay pocas personas como ella en el mundo. Es única.

There are few people like her in the world. She is unique.

Please note that if you follow como with a verb then it can also refer to eating.

No como mucha carne.

I don’t eat a lot of meat.

Cómo [With an Acccent]

You use cómo in questions and in direct and indirect exclamatory sentences.

Cómo means “how”.

Here are some examples:

¿Cómo desea la carne? ¿Poco hecha o al punto?

How would you like your meat: rare or well done?

Todavía no entiendo cómo nos han podido engañar así.

I still don’t understand how we could have been fooled like this.

¡Cómo me gusta veros tan felices!

How I love to see you so happy!

Example Sentences on Como vs Cómo

This section of the lesson on como vs cómo is about seeing the pronouns used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of como vs cómo through examples.

Como te he explicado ya varias veces, nadie tiene la culpa de tus errores.

As I have already explained to you several times, nobody is to blame for your mistakes.

Hay pocas personas como ella en el mundo. Es única.

There are few people like her in the world. She is unique.

No como mucha carne.

I don’t eat a lot of meat.

¿Cómo desea la carne? ¿Poco hecha o al punto?

How would you like your meat: rare or well done?

Todavía no entiendo cómo nos han podido engañar así.

I still don’t understand how we could have been fooled like this.

¡Cómo me gusta veros tan felices!

How I love to see you so happy!

Quiz Yourself on Como vs Cómo

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

Using flashcards is an absolute necessity when it comes to learning a language!

It is the best way to memorize what you learn, you can personalize your progression because it adapts to your actions, and all flashcards have audio to improve your hearing and pronunciation.

Please read our article on how to learn a new language for more information on flashcards and the best way to learn a new language.

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  1. Anki
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