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adj. more, most,
n., pron. adj.
Manya large number; a company; multitude of people: the many, 1688.
You use many immediately in front of the plural form of a noun to talk about a large number of people or things.
In positive statements, 'many' is slightly formal, and a lot of is often used instead.
In questions and negative statements, many is usually used rather than 'a lot of'.
To refer to a large number of the people or things in a particular group, you use many of in front of a plural pronoun, or in front of a plural noun phrase beginning with the, these, those, or a possessive such as my or their.
Many is sometimes used as a pronoun to refer to a large group of people or things. This is a fairly formal use.
Don't use 'many' or 'many of' before an uncountable noun, to talk about a large quantity or amount of something. Use much or much of.
You can use many with more to emphasize the difference in size between two groups of people or things.
|Adj.||1.||many - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number; "many temptations"; "the temptations are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many directions"; "take as many apples as you like"; "too many clouds to see"; "never saw so many people"|
more - (comparative of `many' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning greater in number; "a hall with more seats"; "we have no more bananas"; "more than one"
some - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
few - a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number; "a few weeks ago"; "a few more wagons than usual"; "an invalid's pleasures are few and far between"; "few roses were still blooming"; "few women have led troops in battle"
many people → mucha gente, muchas personas
in many cases → en muchos casos
a good or a great many houses → muchas or (LAm) bastantes casas
however many books you have → por muchos libros que tengas
not many people → poca gente
so many → tantos/as
so many flies → tantas moscas
ever so many people → la mar de gente, tantísimas personas
many a time I've seen him act, many's the time I've seen him act → muchas veces lo he visto actuar
too many → demasiados/as
too many difficulties → demasiadas dificultades
many of them came → muchos (de ellos) vinieron
he has as many as I have → tiene tantos como yo
he has three times as many as I have → tiene tres veces más que yo
there were as many as 100 at the meeting → asistieron a la reunión hasta cien personas
as many again → otros tantos
and as many more → y otros tantos
how many are there? → ¿cuántos hay?
how many there are! → ¡cuántos hay!
however many you have → por muchos que tengas
not many → pocos
not many came → vinieron pocos
The film has many special effects → Le film a beaucoup d'effets spéciaux.
BUT Le film a de nombreux effets spéciaux.
Were there many people at the concert? → Est-ce qu'il y avait beaucoup de monde au concert?, Est-ce qu'il y avait beaucoup de gens au concert?
He hasn't got many friends → Il n'a pas beaucoup d'amis.
how many ... → combien de ...
How many euros do you get for £100? → Combien d'euros a-t-on pour une livre?
very many → beaucoup de
I haven't got very many CDs → Je n'ai pas beaucoup de CD.
a great many ... → un grand nombre de ...
a problem for a great many women → un problème pour un grand nombre de femmes
a good many ... → un bon nombre de ...
so many ... → autant de ...
I've never seen so many policemen → Je n'ai jamais vu autant de policiers.
too many ... → trop de ...
too many difficulties → trop de difficultés
She makes too many mistakes → Elle fait trop d'erreurs.
as many ... as → autant de ... que
I entered as many photo competitions as I could → Je me suis inscrit à autant de concours de photos que j'ai pu.
twice as many ... → deux fois plus de ...
We produce ten times as many tractors as the United States → Nous produisons dix fois plus de tracteurs que les Etats-Unis.
many a ... → bien des ..., plus d'un(e) ...
many a time → plus d'une fois
Some find jobs, but many are forced to beg → Certains trouvent du travail mais beaucoup sont obligés de mendier.
not many → pas beaucoup
how many? → combien?
How many do you want? → Combien en veux-tu?
many of → beaucoup de
that's too many → c'est trop
so many → autant
I didn't know there would be so many → Je ne savais pas qu'il y en aurait autant.
as many as (= up to) → jusqu'à
as many as ten thousand people → jusqu'à dix mille personnes
as many as (+ clause) → autant que
as many as you want; as many as you like → autant que vous voulez
as many as I could → autant que j'ai pu
as many as possible → autant que possible
twice as many → deux fois plus
many[ˈmɛnɪ] adj & pron → molti/e, tanti/e
too many difficulties → troppe difficoltà
many a ... → più di un(a)..., molti/e...
a great many → un gran numero (di), moltissimi/e
so many books → (così) tanti libri
many people → molta or tanta gente, molte persone
there were as many as 100 at the meeting → alla riunione c'erano ben 100 persone
many a man → più d'uno, molti
many a time → più volte
he has as many as I have → ne ha tanti quanti ne ho io
there's one too many → ce n'è uno in più
he's had one too many → ha bevuto un bicchiere di troppo
as many again → altrettanti
twice as many → due volte tanto
a good or great many houses → moltissime case, un gran numero di case
how many? → quanti/e?
how many people? → quanta gente?, quante persone?
there are too many of you → siete (in) troppi
however many there may be → per quanti ce ne siano
many of them came → molti di loro sono venuti
many(ˈmeni) – comparative more (moː) : superlative most (moust) – adjective
much means a great amount (of): much effort ; She doesn't say much .