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How to express quantity in Spanish?

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If you want to express the amount or number of something not usually estimated by spatial or precise measurement, you will need to know some quantity words. There are many words that we can use to talk about quantity in Spanish.

Spanish vocabulary: QUANTITY

  • Quantity - la cantidad
  • Some - algo
  • Much/many - mucho/mucha/muchos/muchas
  • A few - unos pocos
  • A little - un poco
  • A lot - un montón de
  • Very - muy
  • So much, so many - tanto
  • Several - varios/varias
  • Enough - bastante
  • Too much/Too many - demasiado/demasiada/demasiados/demasiadas  
  • A ton of - un montón de
  • None - ninguno

For example:

Sus abuelos tienen mucho dinero - His grandparents have a lot of money

Nos queda poco queso - We have little cheese remaining

Tengo muchos libros de historia - I have many history books

La casa es demasiado grande - The house is too big

See also: Spanish metric system and vocabulary

Containers

  • A bottle of - una botella de
  • A jar of - un bote de 
  • Can - la lata
  • Box - la caja
  • Sack - el saco
  • A bag of - un bolso de
  • A plate of - un plato de
  • A portion - una ración
  • A bowl of - un bol de 
  • A piece of - un trozo de
  • A teaspoon of - una cucharadita de
  • A cup of - una taza de
  • A slice of - una loncha de
  • A dozen - una docena de
  • A glass of - un vaso de
  • A tube of - un tubo de
  • A kilo of - un kilo de

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