Could we use "mycket"? And if not, why? Many thanks!
Why does'a lot of' mean 'många' here and not 'mycket'?
What' wrong with saying "flera vänner"?
That'd translate to "more friends" here, while we want to say she has many of them.
Okay, somehow I got confues because of German here. Ther "viele" means many and it sounds so similar "flera". So is "flera" a real comparative?
What do you mean by real comparative?
I mean something like "I have more friends than he does". Or is it meant in general as in "I have several friends"?
Fler(a) can be used in both those cases.
It does not necessarily have to mean more. Fler without the 'a' definitely would, whereas flera could also mean multiple/many. (Example where this is more obvious to native ears: "flera gånger".)
What is wrong with "mycket"?
mycket also means a lot (or so it seems in other lessons) so why not here? många is literally "many", which can also mean a lot, but mycket just seems to fit better here.
as per Arnauti in https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/5680351
många is for countable nouns and mycket for mass nouns.