THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
Muy & Mucho
Today we're going to learn the difference between "muy" and "mucho" in Spanish. And don't forget to do the two quizzes that are included in the video!
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So let's start off the lesson today by talking about "mucho". We use "mucho" in front of a noun. Remember that nouns are people or things. For example, things like money, clothing, or books are all examples of nouns.
"Mucho" translated into English would mean something like "a lot" or "a lot of". So when we put "mucho" in front of one of these nouns that I just mentioned (like money, clothing or books), it means we have a large quantity, that we have a lot of that object. Let's see a couple examples
of how to use mucho in front of a noun with some skits with Profesora Karin.
There's just one little trick with "mucho". In English we don't have gender of nouns. If you guys don't know what I'm talking about make sure you check out this lesson here to review the difference between the gender of nouns. If you guys already saw that lesson, then you already know that nouns in Spanish can be either masculine or feminine. The form of "mucho" that we use in front of a noun is going to change depending on whether the noun is masculine or feminine.
When we have a noun that's masculine and singular, we use the form "mucho" in front of that noun. If we have a noun that's feminine and singular, we have to change the ending of "mucho" to say "mucha", like you guys just saw in the skits. If the noun is plural, then we have to add an S.
So to sum it up, just remember that "mucho" changes its form based on whether the noun is feminine or masculine and on whether the noun is singular or plural. And it means that we have a large quantity or we have a lot of that object.
We can also use "mucho" after a verb to mean that that action happens with a high frequency or that it happens a lot. For example, we can say:
Okay guys, "super facil" up to this point right? So to test how well you guys are understanding, we're going to do a quick little quiz. Which version of "mucho" should we use in the following sentences?
Now the second part of our lesson: We're going to talk about how to use "muy". "Muy" will translate into English as "very". "Muy" is a little bit easier to understand because it doesn't change in its form: there's no plural or singular form and there's no masculine or feminine form. It only exists in the form of "muy".
We use "muy" in front of an adjective or an adverb, which would translate into English as "really" or "very" to say that the degree of that adjective or adverb is a very strong or very high degree. Let's see a couple examples.
Okay guys, so let's do a quick recap of the differences between "mucho" and "muy".
So now we're going to put it all together and do one final exam. The answer for each question could be "muy" or one of the forms of "mucho". So you guys have to fill in the blank with the correct choice, okay?
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MUCHO (means "a lot", "much", or "many")
- used in front of a noun (person or thing)
- talks about quantity
- changes form to match the noun in gender and number (mucho, mucha, muchos, muchas)
We can also use "mucho" after a verb to say that the action has a high frequency or intensity.
MUY (means ""very" or "really")
- goes in front of an adjective or adverb
- talks about effect or degree
- doesn't change form