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From Latin multus, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥tos ‎(crumbled, crumpled, past passive participle). Compare Portuguese muito, Romanian mult.




  1. much, very much, a lot
    • A essere onesto, non mi piace molto. - I don't like it very much, to be frank.
  2. (with an adverb or adjective) very, really, very much
    • Si stava facendo molto tardi, se non fosse partito, avrebbe perso l'aereo. - It was getting very late, and if he didn't go, he would miss his plane.
    • Il gioco ha regole molto semplici. - The game has very simple rules.
  3. (in expressions of comparison) much, far, a lot
    • I ghiacciai si sciolgono molto più velocemente di quanto atteso. - Glaciers melting much faster than expected.
  4. long, a long time
    • E' molto che aspetti? - Have you been waiting long?


  • (much; a lot): poco


molto m ‎(feminine singular molta, masculine plural molti, feminine plural molte)

  1. a lot of, much, great, (in the plural) many, a lot of, lots of
    • Voglio molti amici. - I want many friends.
    • Ho mangiato molta cioccolata ultimamente. - I've been eating a lot of chocolate lately.
  2. great, much, very
    • Fa molto freddo. - It's very cold.
    • Dobbiamo procedere con molta attenzione. - We must proceed with great care.


  • (much; a lot): poco


molto m ‎(feminine molta, masculine plural molti, feminine plural molte)

  1. much, a lot, (in the plural) many, many people
    • Non ci vuole molto per far piangere una donna incinta. - It doesn't take much to make a pregnant woman cry.
    • Queste scarpe mi sono sempre piaciute e ne ho comprate molte nel corso degli anni. - I have always liked these shoes, and have bought many of them over the years.
    • Per molti il ballo è una passione. - Dancing is a passion for many people.


molto m ‎(singular only)

  1. the many
  2. the large part
  3. a great deal

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