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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used with a noun)
a. there are a lot of
En esta zona hay muchas casas en alquiler.There are a lot of houses to rent in this area.
b. there are lots of
En el trastero hay muchas cosas que se podrían tirar.There are lots of things in the lumber room we could throw away.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Hay muchas habitaciones en la casa?Are there many rooms in the house?
No hay muchas cosas que de verdad me apetezca comer.There aren't many things I really feel like eating.
2. (used without a noun)
a. there are a lot
¿Cuántas naranjas quedan? - No sabría decirte. Hay muchas.How many oranges are there left? - I couldn't tell you. There are a lot.
b. there are lots
Me preocupa que no haya suficientes toallas para todos. - Pero si hay muchas.I'm worried that there won't be enough towels for everybody. - But there are lots.
c. there are many
Créeme, hay muchas que darían cualquier cosa por tener un marido como el tuyo.Believe me, there are many who would give anything to have a husband like yours.
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