Spanish Tip of the Week: Muy Vs. Mucho

To get back on track with our blog, we’re starting up our Spanish Tip of the Week! Every week, we’ll share some information about the Spanish language, some new words, a fun fact or incorporating it into your everyday life!

Today, we’re looking at: MUY VS MUCHO

To talk about quantities and amounts, in Spanish we use muy and mucho – the two are NOT interchangeable! In fact, they are used seperately for very specific uses as we will outline below.

  • Yo estoy muy Feliz. – I’m very happy.
  • Está muy cerca. – It’s very near.

Muy has only one form regardless of number or gender.

  • El niño es muy alto. The child is very tall.
  • La mesa es muy baja. The table is very short.

Mucho has four different forms because it must agree in gender and number with the noun.

  • singular: mucho (m) – mucha (f) – a lot of, much
  • plural: muchos (m) – muchas (f) – a lot of, many

Let’s look at some examples of proper use:

  • Tengo mucho trabajo. – I have a lot of work.
  • Hay mucha pizza. – There is a lot of pizza.
  • Yo estudio mucho. – I study a lot.
  • Ella tiene muchas uvas. – She has many grapes.
  • Tienes muchos amigos en la escuela. – You have many friends in the school.
  • Pine Village tiene muchos niños.- Pine Village has a lot of children.
  • Hay muchas casas en esta área. – There are many houses in this area.

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