1. (used with a noun)
Debe de haber pasado algo, porque hay muchos policías en la calle.Something must have happened, because there are a lot of policemen in the street.
Hay muchos plátanos en la nevera. Yo creo que no necesitamos comprar más.There are lots of bananas in the fridge. I don't think we need to buy more.
¿Hay muchos desempleados en el país?Are there many unnemployed people in the country?
No hay muchos niños en este barrio, ¿verdad?There aren't many children in this neighborhood, are there?
2. (used without a noun)
No sabía que hubiera tantos tipos de papa. - Sí, hay muchos.I didn't know there were so many types of potato. - Yes, there are a lot.
¿Hay algún plato en ese armario? - Hay muchos.Are there any plates in that cupboard? - There are lots.
Hoy en día hay muchos que prefieren hacer sus compras online.Nowadays there are many who prefer to do their shopping online.
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