“MUY” AND “MUCHO”-how and when to use them Hola, hola amigos, how is your Spanish learning going? I am here once again to push you and your Spanish study a bit today with “MUY” AND “MUCHO”-how and when to use them, something that sometimes drive Spanish students crazy.

In today’s blog we will be covering something interesting, because even when it is something quite straight forward, you need someone to explain it to you or you will be confused or using it wrong, maybe sometimes playing to pick the right one, yeah! Iam talking about another pair of confusing Spanish words….muy and mucho.

So if you are one of the ones who always have felt insecure about how and when to use them have a read, I promise your doubts will be gone by the end of the blog and…if you have it clear, do not go! I have something for you too! I have created a quiz so go to the bottom of the page and where it says homework look for the quiz’s link so you can check it out.

Ok…then let’s go to it!


“MUY” AND “MUCHO”-how and when to use them


If you are boring of reading or you just simply rather watch to the explanation, you have a watch here, but the explanations are in Spanish, which is a good practice 🙂


Its English equivalent is very, so they pretty much work the same.

Muy is an adverb and it just muy, it does not have feminine, masculine, singular, plural….nada!

Muy can go with adjectives or with adverbs

Muy +adjectiveà Mi hermano es muy alto         My brother is very tall

Muy +adverbà Mi coche es muy rápido                               My car is very fast

#Tip-we can never use the word “muy” by itself…

Imagine this convo

-¿Estás cansada?                              Are you tired?

You could answer

-Sí, muy cansada (yes, very tired)   or Sí, mucho (yes, a lot)  but no Sí, muy (yes, very)



a) Mucho is an adjective, and it describe a noun, it is similar to lots of/loads/much…in English, and as it is an adjective and it goes with nouns, depending on the noun it goes with, it will be


Feminine singular — >mucha

Feminine plural –> muchas

Masculine singular –> mucho

Masculine plural –>muchos


Normally mucho goes with a noun…


Feminine singular –> En la fiesta hay mucha gente              There is a lot of people in the party

Feminine plural –> Muchas personas estudian español         A lot of people learn Spanish

Masculine singular –> Tengo mucho trabajo                          I have  a lot of work

Masculine plural –>Tengo muchos primos                            I have a lot of cousins



b) Sometimes we use mucho with verbs, in which case mucho is only mucho


Trabajo mucho                  I work a lot


And that is all for today’s guys, just a couple of things before you leave…


#watchout– we can’t use in Spanish muy mucho like you would say very much in English, NEVER!

When in English you say very much in Spanish is translated as MUCHÍSIMO/MUCHÍSIMA/MUCHÍSIMAS/MUCHÍSIMOS that is why we say

Muchísimas gracias 🙂


I hope you enjoy the post and now all your doubts are away 🙂 . Now it is Your turn spread the Spanish language around, share the blog with at least with one person you think would enjoy the reading and knowledge on it.

As well this week  homework is a really actionable one, I have created a quiz so you can practice what you just read, so go over give it a go and make it counts! Come back here and let us know how it went 🙂  http://makeaquiz.net/SB3g69 Also if you prefer you can just leave a comment with a sentences using muy and anither sentences using mucho.

Looking forward to reading your comments.

Have a good day and I will write you soon, in the meanwhile keep the Spanish learning up 🙂


3 Responses to ““MUY” AND “MUCHO”-how and when to use them”

  1. Catherine Travers

    Muchas gracias Blanca! Bien explicado.

  2. Aleksandra

    10/12 😀 muchas gracias por este questionairo 🙂 ¡es muy util!

  3. Aleksandra

    Perdon, cuestionario 🙂


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