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Spanish translation: often or frequently

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07:04 Dec 6, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: too much
This is a very silly question but we are having an argument here. Can you say: "she´s absent too much"?

Thank you
Daphne Corral
Local time: 10:04
Spanish translation:often or frequently
Explanation:
to be absent + often/frequently

MUCH qualifies nouns & verbs
'too much absenteeism'
'she eats too much'
'he doesn't work very much'

But 'absent' is an adjective, and we use adverbs to qualify adjectives.

What's more, if you think about it, 'absence' is fundamentally a question of 'frequency' and 'time' not of 'quantity'.
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 14:04
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Summary of answers provided
naoften or frequentlyxxxLia Fail
nashe's absent too often
Sarah Pearman


  

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6 mins
she's absent too often


Explanation:
Strictly speaking, I think "too often" is preferable to "too much". Another way would be to You could say "she has too much absenteeism"

HTH,
Sarah

Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:04

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32 mins
often or frequently


Explanation:
to be absent + often/frequently

MUCH qualifies nouns & verbs
'too much absenteeism'
'she eats too much'
'he doesn't work very much'

But 'absent' is an adjective, and we use adverbs to qualify adjectives.

What's more, if you think about it, 'absence' is fundamentally a question of 'frequency' and 'time' not of 'quantity'.


xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 14:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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