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"Hij heeft heel veel huisdieren."

Translation:He has a whole lot of pets.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CGK2

Why can't it be "he has a lot of pets"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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veel = a lot, heel veel = more than a lot or a whole lot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/longaville

Lots of UK English speakers would say "He has a great many pets" (I also find it closer to the original).

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanHendrikDappel

"He has so many pets"-declined. Why?

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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Very many and so many do not mean the same thing. Very many = "a great many". So many = "such a great many" and requires further qualification. For example:

He has (very) many pets. Does he have too many pets? No, but he has so many pets that he needs a bigger house.

2 weeks ago