"They are many."
Translation:Elles sont nombreuses.
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As lemog said, you can say either "Ils sont nombreux" or "Elles sont nombreuses". Both translate into "They are many". You have to choose "Elles" when you talk about a group of female persons or objects only, and you have to choose "Ils" when you talk about a group consisting of at least one male person or object.
I cannot find the same hover suggestion as the one you mention. To me the suggestions are: Ils - they (msculine), them, hes; sont - (they) are; nombreux - numerous, large, many.
And I cannot find "de nomberux" in my french-french dictionary either. There is nombreux/nombreuse (de), but not de nombreux.
So, my guess is that it was a faulty hover suggestion! There is no need for the article. At least not in this sentence since it is not a noun but an adjective.