"Mennyi nyolcszor három?"

Translation:How much is eight times three?

July 24, 2016



Could we also say "How many is/are eight times three? After all this seems like something that is very precisely countable.

July 24, 2016


But we're not counting anything!

We're dealing with abstract numbers "eight" and "three".

So the result is not twenty-four somethings, but simply another abstract number, twenty-four -- which I suppose works more like a quantity.

And a Google search for "how many is eight times" (including quotes) gives three results for me (well, four, but two of them are the same result) -- "how much is eight times" gives many.

July 25, 2016


Isn't it more common in English to ask "what is eight times three"?

July 19, 2017


Yes, 'what is' is more often said then 'how much is' or 'how many is/are'

August 16, 2017


Not where I'm from.

October 22, 2017


Google search may not accurately reflect what people actually say. "how many" feels more natural to me.

June 6, 2017
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