adverb

  • 1

    • 1.1(to large extent)

      mucho
      I 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
      • He had not much liked the earlier hit he had taken, and he absolutely despised this.
      • Will rushed over to check I was ok, and gave me a much-needed hug, stroking my hair as he did so.
      • In wealthy areas, the total income available to be taxed is much higher than in poor areas.
      • 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.
      • Sherry has been much reviled by reviewers and accused of literally losing the plot.
      • The dog is a much loved family pet and on these two occasions it was allowed to roam on to the street.
      • Yet the poor person is much more likely to spend an additional dollar than a rich person.
      • So much so, that when I do have a task to perform, it seems like a really big deal.
      • It is a gesture that is very much appreciated by myself and Dawn's family in Devon.
      • In his studies he was much influenced by the thinking of Gandhi and Reinhold Niebuhr.
      • The main river is a much different prospect, with a nice variety of fish falling to maggot.
      • Her shoulders shone with a deepening tan, much different from when he had first seen her.
      • 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.
      • Their innovative power and tremendous humour and charm are still very much intact.
      • Scotland was a much poorer country than England at the time of the Treaty of Union.
      • So much did he love playing the trumpet that he had bought a new instrument.
      • McEwan has always had a twinkle in her eyes and this is going to be very much evident with the new series.

    • 1.2(often)

      mucho
      do you use your bicycle much? ¿usas mucho la bicicleta?
      • I don't listen to the radio very much no escucho mucho la radio
      • she doesn't get out as much as she used to no sale tanto como antes / como solía
      • He is kind of an egocentric person and I guess if he doesn't read much, he doesn't think anyone does either.
      • I don't go out much anymore, so a Guide Dog would be wasted on me.
      • We don't watch tv much, but we spend all of our time on the Internet.

  • 2

    mucho
    your 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