Uso de many y few en inglés

many (meni) = muchos/as

a few (a fiu) = unos o unas pocos/as; se traduce frecuente mente como "algunos/as"

Estas dos palabras se usan con sustantivos en plural y/o con contables.

Ex:

I have many friends because first I am a friend.
Yo tengo muchos amigos porque primero yo soy un amigo

(ai jav meni frends bicos first ai am a frend)

Many things are difficult this days.
Muchas cosas son difíciles estos días

(meni dings ar dificult dis deis)

I am going to see you many times in this month.
Yo voy a verte muchas veces en este mes

(ai am gouing tu si iu meni taims in dis mond)

A company is going to buy a few cars for its workers.
Una compañía va a comprar unos pocos o algunos carros para sus trabajadores

(a compani is gouing tu bai a fiu cars for its workers)

A few things

Unas pocas cosas, algunas cosas

(a fiu dings)


A few apples

Unas cuantas manzanas

(a fiu apls)

"few" èsignifica "pocos/as":

Ex:
-I always have few problems with people, but I have a friend of mine that has fewer problems than I have yo siempre tengo pocos problemas con la gente, pero tengo un amigo mio que tiene menos (mas poco ) problemas de los que yo tengo

-He wants to buy many t. v.s., because he wants to sell them, but he has only a few dollars, so he can not do it.

El quiere comprar muchas tvs, porque el quiero venderlos, pero él tiene solamente pocos dólares, por eso el no puede hacerlo.

"many" y "few" en expresiones o modismos:

too many (tu meni) = demasiados/as)


Ex:
I have to do too many things today.
Yo tengo que hacer demasiadas cosas hoy

(ai jav tu du tu meni dings tudei)

so many (sou meni) = muchísimos/as; tantos/as

Ex:

Rich fathers usually have to do so many duties.
Los padres ricos usualmente tienen que hacer tantos deberes

(rich faders ushuali jav tu du sou meni diutis)

as many (sustantivo) As " = tantos/as (sustantivo) como


Ex:
I want to have as many books as you have.
Yo quiero tener tantos libros como tú tienes

(ai want tu jav as meni buks as iu jav)

My children are going to have as many toys as they want.
Mis niños van a tener tantos jugetes como ellos quieran

(mai children ar gouing tu jav as meni tois as dei want)

"as many as" = "tantos/as como":


Ex:
He is always taking many photos as many as his friend.
El siempre está tomando muchas fotos tantas como su amigo

(ji is olweis teiking meni fotos as meni as jis frend)

"how many...? (jau meni...?) = cuántos/as...?


Ex:
How many hotels are there in this city?.
Cuantos hoteles hay en esta ciudad?

(jau meni joutels ar der in dis ciri?)

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