Quick answer
"Far" is an adverb which is often translated as "lejos", and "many" is an adjective which is often translated as "muchos". Learn more about the difference between "far" and "many" below.
far(
far
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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).
1. (distant in space)
a. lejos
How far is it to Mexico City?¿Qué tan lejos estamos de la Ciudad de México?
2. (distant in time)
a. lejos
Grandpa's birthday is not far.El cumpleaños del abuelo no está lejos.
3. (a lot)
a. mucho
The weather is far better here than in New York.El tiempo es mucho mejor aquí que en Nueva York.
b. muy
This wine is far superior to that cheap wine we had yesterday.Este vino es muy superior al vino barato que tomamos ayer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (distant)
a. lejano
China is in the Far East.China está en el Lejano Oriente.
5. (extreme)
a. extremo
The far right controls the party.La extrema derecha controla el partido.
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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).
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).
2. (numerous)
a. muchos
Many died in the earthquake.Murieron muchos en el terremoto.
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