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"Lots" is a pronoun which is often translated as "un montón", and "lots of" is an adjective which is often translated as "muchos". Learn more about the difference between "lots" and "lots of" below.
lots(
lats
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (a great deal)
a. un montón
I've got lots to do today.Tengo un montón que hacer hoy.
b. mucho
There are lots of people in the same situation.Hay mucha gente en la misma situación.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (much)
a. muchísimo
Marcia is feeling lots better now.Marcia se siente muchísimo mejor ahora.
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lots of(
lats
 
uhv
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (large quantity)
a. muchos (nouns in plural form)
I've lived here for three years, but I still don't have lots of friends.Llevo tres años viviendo acá, pero todavía no tengo muchos amigos.
b. mucho (nouns in singular form)
There were lots of people at the airport this morning.Había mucha gente en el aeropuerto esta mañana.
c. un montón de
He's willing to give me lots of money for my old guitar.Él está dispuesto de darme un montón de dinero por mi vieja guitarra.
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