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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
Debe de haber pasado algo, porque hay muchos policías en la calle.Something must have happened, because there are a lot of policemen in the street.
b. there are lots of
Hay muchos plátanos en la nevera. Yo creo que no necesitamos comprar más.There are lots of bananas in the fridge. I don't think we need to buy more.
(in questions and negative sentences)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Hay muchos desempleados en el país?Are there many unnemployed people in the country?
No hay muchos niños en este barrio, ¿verdad?There aren't many children in this neighborhood, are there?
2. (used without a noun)
a. there are a lot
No sabía que hubiera tantos tipos de papa. - Sí, hay muchos.I didn't know there were so many types of potato. - Yes, there are a lot.
b. there are lots
¿Hay algún plato en ese armario? - Hay muchos.Are there any plates in that cupboard? - There are lots.
c. there are many
Hoy en día hay muchos que prefieren hacer sus compras online.Nowadays there are many who prefer to do their shopping online.
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