Quantifiers in English and Spanish
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The quantifiers

What are quantifiers?

The quantifiers in English, Spanish and Portuguese indicate quantity and answer the question: How many? The use of some applies to accountant names, others to uncountable names and others for both.

Much

Its use refers to uncountable ideas in singular.

English

Español

Português

Much

Mucho / Mucha

Muito / Muita

Question / Pregunta / Pergunta

Question

How much money do you have?

Pregunta

¿Cuánto dinero tienes?

Pergunta

Quanto dinheiro você tem?

Positive / Positivo

Positive

He has much more money than me.

Positivo

Él tiene mucho más dinero que yo.

Positivo

Ele tem muito mais dinheiro do que eu.

Negative / Negativo

Negative

I do not have much money to spend.

Negativo

No tengo mucho dinero para gastar.

Negativo

Eu não tenho muito dinheiro para gastar.

Many

Its use refers to countable ideas in plural.

English

Español

Português

Many

Muchos / Muchas

Muitos / Muitas

Question / Pregunta / Pergunta

Question

How many cats does she have?

Pregunta

¿Cuántos gatos tiene ella?

Pergunta

Quantos gatos ela tem?

Positive / Positivo

Positive

We have many things to do at home.

Positivo

Tenemos muchas cosas que hacer en casa.

Positivo

Temos muitas coisas a fazer em casa.

Negative / Negativo

Negative

I do not have many friends.

Negativo

No tengo muchos amigos.

Negativo

Eu não tenho muitos amigos.

Any

Its use refers to uncountable and countable ideas in plural.

English

Español

Português

Any

Alguno / Alguna / Algo de

Algum / Alguma

Question / Pregunta / Pergunta

Question

How many cats does she have??

Pregunta

¿Conoces a alguno de esos chicos de allí?

Pergunta

Você conhece algum desses garotos por lá?

Negative / Negativo

Negative

I do not have any money.

Negativo

No tengo dinero.

Negativo

Eu não tenho dinheiro.

Some

Its use refers to uncountable and countable ideas in plural.

English

Español

Português

Some

Algunos / Algunas

Alguns / Algumas

Positive / Positivo

Positive

We want some sport socks to play.

I have some money.

Positivo

Queremos algunas medias deportivas para jugar.

Tengo algo de dinero.

Positivo

Queremos algumas meias esportivas para jogar.

Eu tenho algum dinheiro.

A lot of / Lots of

Its use refers to uncountable and countable ideas.

English

Español

Português

A lot of / Lots of

Muchos / Muchas

Muitos / Muitas

Positive / Positivo

Positive

She has a lot of cars.

We have lots of money at home.

Positivo

Ella tiene muchos carros.

Nosotros tenemos mucho dinero en casa.

Positivo

Ela tem muitos carros.

Temos muito dinheiro em casa.

Negative / Negativo

Negative

He does not have a lot of books.

I do not have lots of money.

Negativo

Él no tiene muchos libros.

No tengo mucho dinero.

Negativo

Ele não tem muitos livros.

Eu não tenho muito dinheiro.

Little / A little

Its use refers to uncountable ideas.

English

Español

Português

Many

Muchos / Muchas

Muitos / Muitas

Question / Pregunta / Pergunta

Question

Would you like a little milk?

Pregunta

¿Quieres un poco de leche?

Pergunta

Você gostaria de um pouco de leite?

Positive / Positivo

Positive

There’s a little cold water in the refrigerator.

I speak little Italian.

Positivo

Hay un poco de agua fría en el refrigerador.

Hablo poco italiano.

Positivo

Tem um pouco de água fria no refrigerador.

Eu falo pouco italiano.

Few / A few

Its use refers to countable ideas.

English

Español

Português

Few / A few

Pocos / Unos pocos

Poucos

Positive / Positivo

Positive

There are few students today.

He likes a few rock songs.

Positivo

Hay pocos estudiantes hoy.

Él gusta de unas pocas canciones de rock.

Positivo

Tem poucos estudantes hoje.

Ele gosta de umas poucas canções de rock.

None

Its use refers to uncountable and countable ideas

English

Español

Português

None

Ninguno / Ninguna

Nenhum / Nenhuma

Question / Pregunta / Pergunta

Question

How much money do you need? None.

How many bags are there? None.

Pregunta

¿Cuánto dinero necesitas? Ninguno.

¿Cuántas maletas hay? Ninguna.

Pergunta

De quanto dinheiro você precisa? De nenhum.

Quantas bolsas tem? Nenhuma.

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