Practice Spanish Muy vs Mucho Quiz

Given the sentence, fill in the blanks with the correct answer: muy, mucho, mucha, muchos, muchas. This 15 question Spanish quiz is meant to help you practice the difference between ‘muy’ and ‘mucho’.

Muy and mucho are Spanish words that are very easily confused by new and experienced learners. If you’re still struggling to understand when to use these words, check out the difference between muy and mucho.

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Mi hermana tiene perros

My sister has many dogs

Muchos is an adjective and it’s placed before the noun. It talks about a plurality in quantity and amounts. In this case, muchos expresses the amount of dogs that my sister has: many or a lot.

La película estuvo aburrida

The movie was very boring

As an adverb, muy goes before an adjective or a verb. ‘Muy’ allows you to intensify the action or characteristics presented. In the previous example, aburrida (boring) is the characteristic and it’s intensified by muy.

Vanessa y Lauren son agradables

Vanessa and Lauren are very nice

Muy intensifies the qualities presented by an adjective. Agradable is the adjective used to describe Vanessa and Lauren. ‘Muy’ can be translated as ‘very’.

En México, gente habla español

In Mexico, a lot of people speak Spanish

Mucha works with femine singular Spanish nouns and it expresses the quantity or amount of this noun. In this case, it talks about the amount of people that speak Spanish.

Mi novio es alto

My boyfriend is very tall

Alto is an adjective that we use to describe a person (my boyfriend). By placing muy before ‘alto’, we’re intensifying this quality.

Carla es tímida y no habla

Carla is shy and she doesn’t speak a lot

When placed after a verb, mucho works as an adverb and it doesn’t have a plural or feminine form since it’s qualifying an action. In this case, mucho expresses the amount of talking that Carla does.  

Te dije veces que no me gusta el chocolate

I told you many times that I don’t like chocolate

In this case, muchas is placed before the feminine and plural noun ‘veces’. As a result, it’s expressing the amount of times that I said something. 

Ayer me comí tacos

Yesterday I ate a lot of tacos

Muchos is used to express amounts and quantities. In this case, it helps us measure and express the amount of tacos that I ate. When it comes to talking about amounts, you can use an exact number or you can work with an adjective of quantity.

Tus primos comen rápido

Your cousins eat very fast

As an adverb, muy allows you to intensify how an action is being done. In this case, we describe that your cousins eat fast and we emphasize this caractheric by using ‘muy’.

No hablo bien español

I don’t speak Spanish very well

Muy works with both verbs and adjectives and intensifies how an action is done. In this example, the action is ‘hablar español’ and muy intensifies the fact that the subject is not very good at it.

El boleto de avión me costó dinero

The plane ticket costed me a lot of money

Mucho is an adjective that works with masculine singular nouns in Spanish. We use it to express the quantity of something. In this case, the amount of money.

Sandy viajaba cuando era joven

Sandy used to travel a lot when she was young

When placed after a verb, mucho qualifies an action. This example expresses the amount of times that Sandy used to travel. Since we don’t have an exact number of trips, we can just say mucho.

Te quiero

I love you very much

Unlike English, in Spanish there’s no structure such as ‘very much’. Instead, we only use mucho or muchísimo. Mucho expresses the degree or level with which an action is performed, in this case, we express the degree of ‘love’. 

gracias por ayudarme con mi tarea

Thank you very much for helping me with my homework

Gracias is a feminine plural noun. As a result, you need to use muchas. Remember that muchas is an adjective that expresses amounts and quantities: in this case, your gratefulness.

En mi cumpleaños quiero flores

On my birthday, I want a lot of flowers

Muchas allows you to measure the amount of something. In this case, the quantity of flowers that I want for my birthday. Depending on the context, muchas can be translated as ‘many’ or ‘a lot of’.

Quiz Results

Question Answer Given Correct Answer
Mi hermana tiene ______ perros
La película estuvo _______ aburrida
Vanessa y Lauren son _____ agradables
En México, _____ gente habla español
Mi novio es ___ alto
Carla es tímida y no habla ______
Te dije _____ veces que no me gusta el chocolate
Ayer me comí _____ tacos
Tus primos comen _____ rápido
No hablo ____ bien español
El boleto de avión me costó _______ dinero
Sandy viajaba _____ cuando era joven
Te quiero _____
______ gracias por ayudarme con mi tarea
En mi cumpleaños quiero _____ flores

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