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"De edad" is a phrase which is often translated as "of age", and "mucho" is an adjective which is often translated as "a lot of". Learn more about the difference between "de edad" and "mucho" below.
de edad(
deh
 
eh
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dahd
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to express someone's age)
a. of age
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La cantante murió hoy a los 75 años de edad, tras cuatro décadas de exitosa carrera musical.The singer died today at 75 years of age, after a successful career in music that spanned four decades.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A los 25 años de edad, el pintor ya tenía en su haber varias obras maestras.At the age of 25, the painter already had several master pieces to his credit.
La sospechosa tiene 50 años de edad y presenta una cicatriz en la mejilla derecha.The suspect is 50 years old and has a scar on her right cheek.
2. (with an age of)
a. aged
Solo personas de edad igual o superior a los 18 años pueden tomar parte en el concurso.Only those aged 18 or above can enter the competition.
b. years
En la entrada de la residencia, un hombre de edad avanzada nos saludó levantando el sombrero.At the nursing home entrance, a man of advanced years greated us raising his hat.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se nos acercó una mujer de edad madura y curvas sinuosas.A middle-aged woman with sinuous curves approached us.
Mi prima murió a los 35 años, dejando a dos niños de corta edad.My cousin died when she was 35, leaving two young children behind.
3. (relating to age)
a. age
Como tú bien sabes, para enamorarse, no hay límite de edad.As you well know, there is no age limit to fall in love.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (old)
a. elderly
Estudios recientes muestran que, a menudo, las personas de edad se mantienen más activas que sus hijos y nietos.Recent studies show that elderly people often keep themselves more active than their children and grandchildren.
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mucho(
moo
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choh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (a large amount)
a. a lot of
Hay mucha gente en la playa hoy.There are a lot of people at the beach today.
b. much (used with uncountable nouns)
¿Hay mucho desempleo en esa área?Is there much unemployment in that area?
c. many (used with plural nouns)
No hay muchas habitaciones en este hotel.There aren't many rooms in this hotel.
2. (in excess)
a. too much (used with uncountable nouns)
Es mucha responsabilidad para un niño tan joven.It's too much responsibility for such a young child.
b. too many (used with plural nouns)
Me diste muchas naranjas; solo quiero unas pocas.You gave me too many oranges; I only want a few.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (a large amount)
a. a lot
¿Queda mucho por hacer?Is there a lot left to do?
b. much (replaces an uncountable noun)
¿Quieres que compre queso? - Sí, no queda mucho.Do you want me to buy cheese. - Yes, there isn't much left.
c. many (replaces a plural noun)
¿Todavía hay flores en el jardín? - Sí, todavía hay muchas.Are there still flowers in the garden? - Yes, there are still many.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (considerably)
a. a lot
Estudia mucho, pero le cuesta mucho la escuela.He studies a lot, but he finds school hard.
b. much
Me sentí mucho mejor después de dormir bien.I felt much better after sleeping well.
5. (duration)
a. a long time
Mi esposo se tarda mucho en bañarse.My husband always takes a long time to shower.
6. (frequently)
a. much
No corro mucho, pero sí me gusta.I don't run much, but I do like it.
7. (with effort)
a. hard
Los obreros de la construcción trabajan mucho.Construction workers work hard.
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