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"Lots of people" is a noun which is often translated as "mucha gente", and "a lot of people" is a phrase which is also often translated as "mucha gente". Learn more about the difference between "lots of people" and "a lot of people" below.
lots of people
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (large quantity of people)
a. mucha gente
Lots of people don't like the smell of onions.A mucha gente no le gusta el olor a cebolla.
b. muchas personas
Lots of people don't cook at home.Muchas personas no cocinan en sus casas.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. mucha gente
There were a lot of people at the restaurant, so we decided to eat at home.Había mucha gente en el restaurante, por lo que decidimos comer en casa.
b. muchas personas
I didn't like the movie very much, but a lot of people thought it was very good.A mí no me gustó la película mucho, pero muchas personas pensaron que fue muy buena.
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