Comparative of equality
The comparative of equality (in English “as […] as”) is expressed in Italian in the following ways:
tanto […] quanto
tanto […] come
così […] come
Giovanni è tanto alto quanto Maria. — Giovanni is as tall as Maria.
Marco è tanto intelligente come Annalisa. — Marco is as intelligent as Annalisa.
Egli parla così chiaramente come il professore. — He speaks as clearly as the teacher.
Note that the first term may be omitted.
È ricco come suo padre. — He is as rich as his father.
|dilettevole delightful, pleasant, agreeable||furbo
cunning, artful, crafty (cf. furberia)
to steal; to rob