The Spanish construction "Por mucho / más que + verb" means "No matter how much / However much + verb"; for example:
No matter how much I work I never seem to please my boss.
However much I work I never seem to please my boss.
Learn how to use por mucho/más que in Spanish
When we use this expression, the verb that follows is generally used in the subjunctive mood, although the indicative can also be used.
Here are some examples:
As mentioned before, the subjunctive is the preferred mood after this construction, for both hypothetical and real facts. But the indicative can also be used as you can see in the 3rd example above.
Learn how to use por muy... que in Spanish
In a very similar way we can also use this construction:
In this case, muy is followed by an adjective or an adverb.
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