Express quantity in Spanish There are several ways to express quantity, and in this blog I am going to give you some common ways to express it and others not that common.

You might be thinking that expressing quantity is not such a big deal, but trust me, when you want to get better and talk as natural as possible, kind of is…that’s why today I am giving you some ways to express quantity in Spanish,  and as I said, some you probably know as they are quite popular and you can find them on the textbooks, but some others are quite native and they will make a different in your Spanish learning, so if you are ready let’s dive in!


Express quantity in Spanish


Let’s start with the ones you probably know:



-mucho/mucha/muchos/muchas – much/many/a lot of.

They change gender and number depending on the noun they go with.


En el concierto había muchas personas-In the concert there were a lot of people

#note when we use it with verbs we use mucho, always, ejemplo: trabajo mucho-I work a lot




No quiero comer más, he comido bastante-I don’t want to eat more, I have had enough

En la fiesta había bastantes personas-there were quite a few people at the party


demasiado/demasiada/demasiados/demasiadas-too/too much/too many


No puedo levantar la caja, es demasiado pesada-I can’t lift the box, it is too heavy

No puedo beber eso, tiene demasiado azúcar- I can’t drink that, it has too much sugar on it.


-poco– little/a little


Sofía habla poco- Sofía speaks little

Estoy un poco cansada- I am a little tired


-por ciento (%)-per cent


El 30 % de la población tiene moto- 30 per cent of the population has a motorbike


-La mayoría-most


A la mayoría de los niños les encantan los caramelos-Most children love candy



Now let’s see some interesting and very popular in the daily conversations


You can also watch the video for this native ways to express quantity here


un montóna lot of


En la fiesta había un montón de gente- There was a lot of people at the party




Si necesitas un buen libro para leer te puedo dejar alguno, tengo mogollón-If you need a good book to read I can let you one, I have loads.


-a patadas-in big amounts


En la fiesta de Navidad siempre hay comida a patadasAt the Christmas party there is always food in big amounts


a mares-a lot


Si sales lleva paraguas, está lloviendo a mares-If you are going out take an umbrella, it is raining a lot.


-de más-in excess/too much/too many


El portavoz habló de más y dijo cosas que no debia- The spokesperson talked in excess/too much and he said things that he should haven’t

-de sobra-plenty/spare/more than enough


No estoy nerviosa por mi entrevista, tengo tiempo de sobra para prepararla-I am not nervous for my interview, I have plenty time to prepare it.


-con creces-by far/in excess


La nueva pelicula de Antonia Banderas satisfizó con creces mis expectativas-Anotnio Bandera’s new movie met my expectations by far




El promedio de las personas vive en una casa de alquiler- The average people lives in a rented flat

una serie de-a serie of


En mi trabajo siempre tenemos una serie de proyectos locales-We always have a serie of local projects at work




Tengo el tiempo contado para acabar este trabajo-I have a limited time to finish this job.

Personas contadas hablan otro idioma en mi trabajo- Few people speak another language at my job.


-un puñado-a handful


Solo quiero un puñado de frambuesas-I only want a handful of raspberries


-un pelín-a little bit/slightly


Estoy un pelín preocupada porque Julia aún no me ha llamado- I am a little bit worried because Julia has not phoned me yet



I think you have a few, so I am going to leave it here. But, if you are hungry for more,  I have created a pdf with more ways to express quantity that I thought might be useful for you. As we can express quantity by using nouns and adverbs of quantity, as well as measures of weight, distance or volume, especially in reference to food, and in this pdf you can learn some measures regarding food , to get it click here.


Now before you leave a few things to keep in mind:


1-practice makes perfect so come over to the comments and write a sentences using one of the words you have learned in this blog.


And 2- please, please, please, por favor, if you know anyone who might benefit from this blog, please share it with them and help me to spread the Spanish word around.


¡Buen día! ¡Y hasta la próxima!





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