much in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for much in the English»French Dictionary (Go to French»English)

I.much [Brit mʌtʃ, Am mətʃ] ADV When much is used as an adverb, it is translated by beaucoup: it's much longer = c'est beaucoup plus long; she doesn't talk much = elle ne parle pas beaucoup.
For particular usages, see I. below.
When much is used as a pronoun, it is usually translated by beaucoup: there is much to learn = il y a beaucoup à apprendre. However, in negative sentences grand-chose is also used: I didn't learn much = je n'ai pas beaucoup appris or je n'ai pas appris grand-chose.
When much is used as an adjective, it is translated by beaucoup de: they don't have much money = ils n'ont pas beaucoup d'argent.
For particular usages see III. below.

1. much (to a considerable degree):

3. much (approximately, nearly):

4. much (specifying degree to which something is true):

II.much [Brit mʌtʃ, Am mətʃ] PRON

1. much:

2. much (expressing a relative amount, degree):

3. much (focusing on limitations, inadequacy):

III.much [Brit mʌtʃ, Am mətʃ] ADJ

VIII.much [Brit mʌtʃ, Am mətʃ]

See also so

I.so [Brit səʊ, Am soʊ] ADV

1. so (so very):

4. so (in such a way):

10. so (avoiding repetition):

so inf → long

I.so [Brit səʊ, Am soʊ] ADV

1. so (so very):

4. so (in such a way):

10. so (avoiding repetition):

so inf → long

See also much, without, long, ever, as

I.much [Brit mʌtʃ, Am mətʃ] ADV When much is used as an adverb, it is translated by beaucoup: it's much longer = c'est beaucoup plus long; she doesn't talk much = elle ne parle pas beaucoup.
For particular usages, see I. below.
When much is used as a pronoun, it is usually translated by beaucoup: there is much to learn = il y a beaucoup à apprendre. However, in negative sentences grand-chose is also used: I didn't learn much = je n'ai pas beaucoup appris or je n'ai pas appris grand-chose.
When much is used as an adjective, it is translated by beaucoup de: they don't have much money = ils n'ont pas beaucoup d'argent.
For particular usages see III. below.

1. much (to a considerable degree):

3. much (approximately, nearly):

4. much (specifying degree to which something is true):