how in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

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I.how [Brit haʊ, Am haʊ] ADV CONJ When how is used as a question word meaning in what way? or by what means? ( how did you get here?, how will you do it?) it is almost always translated by comment: comment es-tu arrivé ici?; comment le feras-tu?
When how is used as a conjunction meaning the way in which it is often translated by comment: I don't know how they did it = je ne sais pas comment ils l'ont fait; tell me how you make a curry = dis-moi comment on fait un curry.
When how is used as a conjunction meaning that it is almost always translated by que: he told me how he had stolen the money = il m'a dit qu'il avait volé l'argent; it's amazing how they survived = c'est étonnant qu'ils aient survécu.
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1. how (in what way, by what means):

2. how (enquiring about success, health etc):

3. how (in number, quantity etc questions):

4. how (in exclamations):

how-do-you-do [Am ˌhaʊdəjəˈdu], how-d'ye-do NOUN inf

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See also old, much, many, long2, long1, far

I.old <-er, -est> [əʊld, Am oʊld] ADJ

II.old [əʊld, Am oʊld] NOUN (elderly people)

I.much <more, most> [mʌtʃ] ADJ

II.much <more, most> [mʌtʃ] ADV

III.much <more, most> [mʌtʃ] PRON

I.many <more, most> [ˈmeni] ADJ

II.many <more, most> [ˈmeni] PRON

III.many <more, most> [ˈmeni] NOUN

long2 [lɒŋ, Am lɑ:ŋ] VERB intr

I.long1 [lɒŋ, Am lɑ:ŋ] ADJ

Phrases:

II.long1 [lɒŋ, Am lɑ:ŋ] ADV

I.far <farther, farthest [or further, furthest]> [fɑ:ʳ, Am fɑ:r] ADV

1. far (a long distance):

II.far <farther, farthest [or further, furthest]> [fɑ:ʳ, Am fɑ:r] ADJ

know-how [ˈnəʊhaʊ, Am ˈnoʊ-] NOUN no pl, no indef art

how-do-you-do [ˌhaʊdjʊˈdu:, Am ˈhaʊdəju:du:] NOUN inf

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