I.much [Brit mʌtʃ, Am mətʃ]ADVWhen 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.