Bedeutung von “much” — Learner’s Dictionary


quantifier us uk /mʌtʃ/

A1 In questions, 'much' is used to ask about the amount of something:

Was there much food there?
How much money will I need for the taxi?

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A2 In negative sentences, 'much' is used to say that there is not a large amount of something:

She doesn't earn much money.
Pete didn't say much at dinner.
I don't eat very much before a performance.
"Is there any coffee left?" "Not much."
There's nothing much to do here in the evenings.
too much/so much

A2 a large amount of something, often more than you want:

I'd love to come, but I've got too much work.
We were having so much fun, I didn't want to go home.
A LOT OF formal

a lot of:

Much work remains to be done.
Much of his evidence was unreliable.
not much of a sth

used when you want to say that a person or thing is a bad example of something:

I'm not much of a cook.
It's not much of a job, but it pays the bills.
not be up to much UK informal

to be of bad quality:

Her latest novel isn't up to much.

(Definition von “much quantifier” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)