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"A few" is a phrase which is often translated as "algunos", and "many" is an adjective which is often translated as "muchos". Learn more about the difference between "a few" and "many" below.
a few(
uh
 
fyu
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (indicating quantity)
a. algunos
Many sleeping pills stop working after a few hours.Muchas pastillas para dormir dejan de funcionar después de algunas horas.
b. unos
Do you have a few minutes after class to chat?¿Tienes unos minutos después de la clase para hablar?
c. unos pocos
Just a few students passed the exam.Solo unos pocos alumnos aprobaron el examen.
d. unos cuantos
Are there many tomatoes left? - No, there are just a few.¿Quedan muchos tomates? - No, solo hay unos cuantos.
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many(
meh
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ni
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (numerous)
a. muchos
There were many cakes to choose from.Había muchas tortas para elegir.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
2. (numerous)
a. muchos
Many died in the earthquake.Murieron muchos en el terremoto.
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