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por mucho que
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. no matter how much
Por mucho que insistas, no me vas a convencer. Ya tengo otros planes.No matter how much you insist, you're not going to convince me. I've already made other plans.
b. however much
Por mucho que me guste la casa, no me la puedo permitir.However much I like that house, I can't afford it.
c. no matter how hard
Por mucho que me esfuerzo, no consigo contentar a mi padre.No matter how hard I try, I just can't please my father.
d. however hard
Por mucho que estudia, nunca saca buenas notas en matemáticas.However hard she works, she never gets good grades in math.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Por mucho que desees ser reina de Inglaterra, no se hará realidad.It doesn't matter how bad you want to be the Queen of England; it's not going to happen.
Por mucho que nos quejemos, nadie va a hacer nada al respecto.We can complain as much as we like, but no one is going to do anything about it.
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