as many as adv (up to, a possible total of) hasta prep : On a good day I have seen as many as 80 species of birds. En un buen día he llegado a ver hasta 80 especies distintas de pájaros. half as many again, half again as many expr (50 percent more) cincuenta por ciento más expr: half as many again as, half again as many as expr (50 percent more than)
If a noun is in plural, we use many Example: many friends; Use of much / many. In everyday English, we normally use much / many only in questions and negative clauses. Example: How much money have you got? Carla does not have many friends. In positive clauses with so, as or too, we also use much / many. Example: Carla has so many friends.
A lot of, lots of with a noun. We use a lot of and lots of in informal styles. Lots of is more informal than a lot of. A lot of and lots of can both be used with plural countable nouns and with singular uncountable nouns for affirmatives, negatives, and questions: We’ve got lots of things to do. That’s a lot of money.
Meaning of many in English. many. determiner, pronoun. uk / ˈmen.i / us / ˈmen.i /. A1. used mainly in negative sentences and questions and with "too", "so", and "as" to mean "a large number of": I don't have many clothes. Not many people have heard of him. There are n't very many weekends between now and Christmas.
1. : consisting of or amounting to a large but indefinite number. worked for many years. the many advantages of an education. 2. : being one of a large but indefinite number. many a man. many another student.
1. (en general) a. muchos (as) many people mucha gente. many times muchas veces. there weren't many housesno había muchas casas, había pocas casas. in many ways de muchas maneras. not in so many words no exactamente. so many tantos (as) so many people tanta gente.
Rule. Use much if the noun is non-countable (e.g., water, sand). Use many if the noun is countable (e.g., oranges, children). For example: I don’t have much money. They own many houses.