many 英 [ˈmeni]   美 [ˈmɛni]

many

many  英 [ˈmeni] 美 [ˈmɛni]

pron. 许多;许多人  adj. 许多的 

How many children do you have? 你有几个孩子?
How many people came to the meeting? 多少人来参加了会议?

  • If you have a great number of refrigerator magnets, you have many of them. Many means "a lot of items."
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  • pron. 许多;许多人
  • adj. 许多的
  • 1. How many children do you have?

    你有几个孩子?

  • 2. How many people came to the meeting?

    多少人来参加了会议?

  • 3. There are too many mistakes in this essay.

    这篇文章错误太多。

  • many (adj.) Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (source also of Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (source also of Old Church Slavonic munogu "much, many," Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent," Old Irish magham "gift"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).
  • many (n.) Old English menigu, from many (adj.). The many "the multitude" attested from 1520s. Compare also Gothic managei "multitude, crowd," Old High German managi "large number, plurality," German Menge "multitude."
many / ˈmeni ; NAmE ˈmeni / determiner , pronoun 1 used with plural nouns and verbs, especially in negative sentences or in more formal English, to mean ‘a large number of’. Also used in questions to ask about the size of a number, and with ‘as’, ‘so’ and ‘too’. 许多(与复数名词及动词连用,尤用于否定句或正式用语,表示大量;也用于疑问句以询问数字大小,并可与 as、so 和 too 连用) We don't have very many copies left. 我们所剩的册数不多。 You can't have one each. We haven't got many. 你们不能一人一个。我们没有很多。 Many people feel that the law should be changed. 许多人都觉得这项法律应该修改。 Many of those present disagreed. 许多到场的人都不同意。 How manychildren do you have? 你有几个孩子? There are too manymistakes in this essay. 这篇文章错误太多。 He made ten mistakes in as many (= in ten)lines. 他在十行中就出了十个错。 New drivers have twice as manyaccidents as experienced drivers. 新手司机所出的事故是熟练司机的两倍。 Don't take so many. 别拿这么多。 I've known her for a great many (= very many)years. 我认识她好多好多年了。 Even if one person is hurt that is one too many. 即使伤一个人,都嫌太多。 It was one of my many mistakes. 这是我犯的许多错误中的一个。 a many-headed monster 一只多头怪兽 2 the many used with a plural verb to mean ‘most people’ (与复数动词连用)大多数人 a government which improves conditions for the many 为大多数人改善生活条件的政府 3 many a ( formal) used with a singular noun and verb to mean ‘a large number of’ (与单数名词及动词连用)许多,大量 Many a good man has been destroyed by drink. 许多好人都毁在了饮酒上。 IDIOMS as many as… used to show surprise that the number of people or things involved is so large (表示惊讶)多达,如此多 There were as many as 200 people at the lecture. 听讲的有 200 人之多。 have had ˌone too ˈmany ( informal) to be slightly drunk 微醉;醉意朦胧 many's the… ( formal) used to show that sth happens often 许多次;常常 Many's the time I heard her use those words. 我不止一次听她说过那样的话。 GRAMMAR POINT 语法说明 many / a lot of / lots of Manyis used only with countable nouns. It is used mainly in questions and negative sentences. *many 只与可数名词连用,主要用于疑问句和否定句中: Do you go to many concerts? 你常去听音乐会吗? How manypeople came to the meeting? 多少人来参加了会议? I don’t go to many concerts. 我不常去听音乐会。 Although it is not common in statements, it is used after so, asand too. 该词在陈述句中不很常用,但用于 so、as 和 too 之后: You made too many mistakes. 你犯的错误太多了。 In statements a lot ofor lots of( informal) are much more common. 在陈述句中 a lot of 或 lots of (非正式)常用得多: I go to a lot of concerts. 我常去听音乐会。 ‘How many CDs have you got?’ ‘Lots!’ “你有几张光盘?”“多着呢!” However, they are not used with measurements of time or distance. 不过,上述词语不与表示时间和距离的量词连用: I stayed in England for many/quite a few/ten weeks. 我在英格兰逗留了许多周╱好几周╱十周。 I stayed in England a lot of weeks. When a lot of/lots ofmeans ‘many’, it takes a plural verb. *a lot of/lots of 意为 many 时,谓语动词用复数: Lots of people like Italian food. 许多人喜欢意大利食物。 You can also use plenty of( informal). 亦可用 plenty of (非正式): Plenty of stores stay open late. 许多商店都营业到很晚。 These phrases can also be used in questions and negative sentences. 以上短语亦可用于疑问句和否定句中。 A lot of/lots ofis still felt to be informal, especially in BrE,so in formal writing it is better to use manyor a large number ofin statements. *a lot of/lots of 在英式英语中尤被视为非正式,因此在正式的书面陈述句中较宜用 many 或 a large number of。 ➱ note at much many / ˈmeni ; NAmE ˈmeni /
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