Hoy tengo mucho sueño

TamaniA1Kwiziq community member

Hoy tengo mucho sueño

In the quiz I chose 'Hoy tengo muy sueño,' because sueño is not a noun and 'very sleepy' seemed much like 'very often.' Why is muy incorrect here?
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member
Hola Tamani The literal translation of 'Hoy tengo mucho sueño' is ´Today I have a lot of sleepiness'. So, as sleepiness (sueño) is a noun, we need to use mucho, not muy. Because it is always translated as 'I am very sleepy' which is the English equivalent, it can be a little bit confusing as sleepy is an adjective. I hope this clarified your doubt.
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Hoy tengo mucho sueño

In the quiz I chose 'Hoy tengo muy sueño,' because sueño is not a noun and 'very sleepy' seemed much like 'very often.' Why is muy incorrect here?

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