In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1muchomuchaI don't need much water/coal — no necesito mucha agua/mucho carbón
- do you listen to much classical music? — ¿escuchas mucha música clásica?
- I don't earn very much money — no gano mucho dinero
- you've given me $2 too much — me has dado 2 dólares de más
- not much evidence has so far been found — hasta el momento no se han descubierto muchas pruebas
- he passed the exam without much effort — pasó el examen sin mucho / sin demasiado esfuerzo
- there isn't much point in carrying on — no tiene mucho sentido seguir
- how much coffee/milk? — ¿cuánto café/cuánta leche?
2muchomuchamuch work still needs to be done — todavía queda mucho trabajo por hacer
- I do as much work as anybody — trabajo tanto como cualquiera
- use as much paper as you need — utiliza todo el papel que necesites
- you drink too much coffee — tomas demasiado café
1muchomuchayou'd better buy some coffee/flour; there isn't much left — vas a tener que comprar café/harina; no queda mucho/mucha
- half a slice of bread isn't much of a meal — media rebanada de pan no es comida
- he's not much of a swimmer — no nada muy bien
- what do you think of the new boss? — not much — ¿qué te parece el nuevo jefe? — no gran cosa
- their house is not much to write home about — la casa no es nada del otro mundo
- do you see much of the Smiths? — ¿ves a menudo a los Smith?
- I don't have much to do today — hoy no tengo mucho que hacer
- the champion won, though not by much / (British also) though there wasn't much in it — el campeón ganó, pero por poco
- how much does a ticket cost? — ¿cuánto cuesta una entrada?
- It is therefore no wonder that it yields poor crops, in return for much labour and expense.
- He does not have much free time but when he does he enjoys spending time in his garden.
- Few argue with the need to improve the shabby eyesore which blights much of Piccadilly.
- Local drivers will bear much of the cost, through road tolls and vehicle licence fees.
- He is thought to have spent much of the previous night at a North Yorkshire guest house.
- None of the brothers had given much thought to the consequences of their actions.
- Often this turns out to be a hoax, clogging up the net and causing much unnecessary anxiety.
- The most important thing is that we're here and there isn't much left for the finish.
- So much it is possible to learn from reading the newspapers and watching the television.
- I didn't have much interesting news to offer him, but it was nice just to talk to him.
- I am a little afraid to ask what it is, but I do know I will not be eating much of this.
- The whole show was cringingly off the mark and much of the time was just plain boring and pointless.
- So much money is going into the city centre and we feel that we're being ignored.
- These stories are rife on the streets and provoke much fear, among the rich and poor equally.
- So much of modern medicine relies on our understanding of the physiology of the human body.
- How do you disagree with much of what the papers print, yet defend to the death their right to print it?
- Technically that's a good thing, as it means there's not much bad going on in the world.
- To be honest I was asleep for much of the flight so I really don't know what happened.
- There was so much juicy gossip it was hard to pay much attention to the debate.
- She didn't say much other than what she was up to professionally, but there you go.
2muchomuchamuch still remains to be done — todavía queda mucho por hacer
- much of the equipment was useless — gran parte del equipo no servía
- much of the day was taken up with … — gran parte / la mayor parte del día se fue en …
- the cat eats almost as much as the dog — el gato come casi tanto como el perro
- I've done as much as I can — he hecho todo lo que he podido
- three times as much as yesterday — tres veces más que ayer
- you can lose as much as 2 kilos in one week — puedes adelgazar hasta dos kilos en una semana
- I expected as much of him — yo me lo esperaba de él
- you need at least twice as much — necesitas por lo menos el doble
- and as much again — y otro tanto
- it wasn't so much that he was late; it was the fact that he didn't seem to care — no fue tanto el hecho de que llegara tarde, sino que le diera igual
- however much she eats, she never puts on weight — coma lo que coma, nunca engorda
- but this much I can tell you … — lo que sí te puedo decir es que …
- you've drunk too much — has bebido demasiado
1.1(to large extent)muchoI like it very much — me gusta mucho
- it won't go on much after nine o'clock — no se alargará hasta mucho más de las nueve
- it is snowing, but not much — está nevando, pero poco / no mucho
- I much prefer dogs to cats — me gustan mucho más los perros que los gatos
- I'd very much like to meet her — me gustaría mucho conocerla
- I am much saddened by your attitude — me entristece sobremanera tu actitud
- you deserve the prize just as much as I do — te mereces el premio tanto como yo
- the house is as much mine as yours — la casa es tan mía como tuya
- he wasn't so much rude as cold and unfriendly — más que grosero estuvo frío y antipático
- you talk/work too much — hablas/trabajas demasiado
- much as / though I dislike her, one has to admire her courage — a pesar de lo que me desagrada / por mucho que me desagrade, tengo que admirar su valor
- much to my surprise — para mi gran sorpresa
- In wealthy areas, the total income available to be taxed is much higher than in poor areas.
- Sherry has been much reviled by reviewers and accused of literally losing the plot.
- He had not much liked the earlier hit he had taken, and he absolutely despised this.
- Her shoulders shone with a deepening tan, much different from when he had first seen her.
- In his studies he was much influenced by the thinking of Gandhi and Reinhold Niebuhr.
- Their innovative power and tremendous humour and charm are still very much intact.
- He was much respected for his willingness to listen, and for the sincerity of his advice.
- Michael will miss his adopted home and the camaraderie and will be much missed in turn.
- The meeting of City fans on Monday revealed that the soul of York City is very much alive.
- It is a gesture that is very much appreciated by myself and Dawn's family in Devon.
- The main river is a much different prospect, with a nice variety of fish falling to maggot.
- The dog is a much loved family pet and on these two occasions it was allowed to roam on to the street.
- So much did he love playing the trumpet that he had bought a new instrument.
- Yet the poor person is much more likely to spend an additional dollar than a rich person.
- McEwan has always had a twinkle in her eyes and this is going to be very much evident with the new series.
- Such a screenwriter runs the risk of being accused of much more than just poor taste.
- The rich are much more powerful than the poor and will crush them with a level playing field.
- So much so, that when I do have a task to perform, it seems like a really big deal.
- Will rushed over to check I was ok, and gave me a much-needed hug, stroking my hair as he did so.
- Scotland was a much poorer country than England at the time of the Treaty of Union.
1.2(often)muchodo you use your bicycle much? — ¿usas mucho la bicicleta?
- I don't listen to the radio very much — no escucho mucho el radio
- she doesn't get out as much as she used to — no sale tanto como antes / como solía
- I don't go out much anymore, so a Guide Dog would be wasted on me.
- He is kind of an egocentric person and I guess if he doesn't read much, he doesn't think anyone does either.
- We don't watch tv much, but we spend all of our time on the Internet.
2muchoyour house is much older than mine — tu casa es mucho más vieja que la mía
- he won't stay much longer — no se va a quedar mucho más (tiempo)
- this church is much the larger of the two — de las dos iglesias esta es, con mucho, la más grande
- this is much the hottest summer we've had in a long time — este es, con mucho, el verano más caluroso que hemos tenido en mucho tiempo
- I'm much too busy to do it — estoy demasiado ocupado para hacerlo
- I'd much rather be at home — preferiría mil veces estar en mi casa
- I'm not much good at chess — no soy muy bueno para el ajedrez
- it won't be much different from mine — no será muy distinto del mío
3(more or less, approximately)he was of much the same opinion — en gran medida opinaba igual
- one bed is much like another — todas las camas son parecidas
- the street looks much the way it did 80 years ago — la calle no ha cambiado casi nada en 80 años
- at much the same time — más o menos a la misma hora
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