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"Great deal" is a phrase which is often translated as "mucho", and "a lot" is an adverb which is also often translated as "mucho". Learn more about the difference between "great deal" and "a lot" below.
great deal(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (large number or amount)
a. mucho
You look a great deal like your sister.Te pareces mucho a tu hermana.
b. el montón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I got a great deal of support from my family while I was in hospital.Recibí un montón de apoyo de mi familia cuando estuve en el hospital.
2. (very good agreement)
a. el acuerdo excelente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I think our two companies reached a great deal for both sides.Creo que nuestras dos empresas alcanzaron un acuerdo excelente para ambas partes.
3. (very good bargain)
a. la auténtica ganga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I can't reduce the price any further. Come on, it's a great deal.Ya no puedo rebajar más el precio. Venga, es una auténtica ganga.
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a lot(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (frequently)
a. mucho
Since we live a block from the beach, we swim a lot.Como vivimos a una cuadra de la playa, nadamos mucho.
b. un montón
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Both my wife and I are retired, so we travel a lot.Mi esposa y yo estamos los dos jubilados, así que viajamos un montón.
2. (significantly)
a. mucho
This restaurant is a lot better than the one we went to last night.Este restaurante es mucho mejor que al que fuimos anoche.
b. un montón
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Janet has changed a lot since she started working. She's become more responsible.Janet ha cambiado un montón desde que empezó a trabajar. Se ha vuelto más responsable.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
3. (a significant number)
a. muchos
You can keep that pen. I have a lot.Puedes quedarte con ese bolígrafo. Tengo muchos.
b. muchas
How many people came to the party? - A lot.¿Cuántas personas vinieron a la fiesta? - Muchas.
c. un montón
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I got a lot of presents for my birthday.Me hicieron un montón de regalos por mi cumpleaños.
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