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Hoy tengo mucho sueño

Tamani

Kwiziq community member

10 December 2017

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Hoy tengo mucho sueño

In the quiz I chose 'Hoy tengo muy sueño,' because sueño is not a noun and 'very sleepy' seemed much like 'very often.' Why is muy incorrect here?

This relates to:
Using muy versus mucho (intensifiers) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

11 December 2017

11/12/17

Hola Tamani
The literal translation of 'Hoy tengo mucho sueño' is ´Today I have a lot of sleepiness'. So, as sleepiness (sueño) is a noun, we need to use mucho, not muy. Because it is always translated as 'I am very sleepy' which is the English equivalent, it can be a little bit confusing as sleepy is an adjective. I hope this clarified your doubt.

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