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"Estudias mucho" is a phrase which is often translated as "you study hard", and "poco" is an adjective which is often translated as "little". Learn more about the difference between "estudias mucho" and "poco" below.
estudias mucho(
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too
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dyahs
 
moo
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choh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
a. you study hard
Si estudias mucho, aprobarás el examen.If you study hard, you will pass your test.
b. you study a lot
Estudias mucho pero tienes malas notas. Quizá deberías mejorar la manera de estudiar.You study a lot but you have bad grades. Maybe you should improve your studying process.
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poco(
poh
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koh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not much)
a. little
Nos queda muy poco vino para los invitados.We have very little wine left for the guests.
b. not much
Había poca agua caliente para la ducha.There wasn't much hot water to shower.
c. few (plural)
Pocos profesores dejan huella en sus alumnos como el Señor Blanco.Few teachers make an impression on their students like Mr. Blanco.
d. not many (plural)
Pocas personas asistieron al funeral.Not many people went to the funeral.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (little quantity)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Duerme muy poco los fines de semana.He doesn't sleep much on weekends.
Últimamente nos vemos muy poco.We don't see much of each other lately.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (little quantity)
a. little
Con lo poco que me quedaba, pude arreglarme.I was able to manage with the little I had left.
4. (small amount; often used with "un")
a. a little
Solo quiero un poco; estoy a dieta.I only want a little; I'm on a diet.
5. (short)
a. not long
Falta muy poco para las Navidades.It's not long till Christmas.
6. (not many)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Menos mal que pocos piensan como él.It's just as well not many people think like he does.
Hay pocos que se molestarían en ayudarlo como tú.There are few who would bother helping him like you do.
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